Monday, January 23, 2017

Mosaic Monday: About Saturday

Happy Monday!
Today I am joining Maggie at Normandy Life for a Mosaic Monday all about my Saturday.

We took my youngest boy to the airport on Friday at midnight for his flight back to the States.  Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep and was feeling a bit blue, so it was good that I had plans for the day.
First up was breakfast to celebrate a friend's birthday.
Some of the things I handmade for here were a granny square envelope for gifts that I tied up with ribbon; a sugar scrub with Argan oil and rosemary oil; and a little cross-stitch.  (There were also some homemade almond butter cookies but didn't get a picture of them.)
I felt very spoiled as she came bearing gifts for me, too.
Afterwards, I headed over to Shakshooka, a farmers/craft market that is organized monthly by Mimi who is also the founder of The Secret Garden where I volunteer.
As you can see, there was a nice crowd, the weather was good, I ran into so many people I know, and was able to purchase items from some of my favorite vendors.
My breakfast this morning was delicious multigrain toast with vegan nut cheese balls from Caveboy Grubs and Pomegranate Zaatar from InfusionsKW.

Wishing you all a lovely new week.

34 comments:

Maya Kuzman said...

What a great Saturday you had! A day spent with good food and excellent friends is the recipe for fantastic memories :)

Linda said...

Looks like spending a day doing the things you love best. ♥
Our Saturday was very busy as Jim and I had to travel up to the suburbs of Chicago to help with the big move of my sister from the house where she had lived for several years with her boyfriend (who died suddenly last June), to a little mobile home that she bought for her and her dog to live. She was very proud of herself, because she is now an official homeowner (since she never had any legal ownership in the previous house). We think it will be a cute place for her once she gets all settled in. All of my sisters and their families were there to help. It was a busy, productive day and also one of healing since we had all sort of been on the outs with A. for a while and especially through the turmoil of this past month in not knowing where she was going to end up. We then spent Sunday doing our normal busy weekend stuff and saying our final goodbyes to our friend (57) who is presently in the last few days of his life, losing his battle with cancer.

Maggie said...

How clever of you to pack your day with wonderful treats to chase away the blues, the Farmers market looks like a great place to while away a Saturday afternoon and purchase lovely things to eat. Spending time with a good friend is another excellent way to make the day better.
Happy MM.

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

It's good you had some fun activities planned for the day after your son left, Tammy. Your breakfast looks good and it's wonderful that you exchanged some sweet gifts with your friend. Enjoy the things you bought at the farmer's market! The jars look tempting.
xo Julia

Mary said...

I so hope your dear boy had a safe and comfy trip back here and that this next semester will be enjoyable and fulfilling. It's sad I'm sure that your guys are far away for a while, but I know they are very close in spirit to you and your hubby every single day. Life is full of marvelous experiences and many should be done and enjoyed whilst in our youthful years - and of course getting an good education, even if far from home, is something which will probably stand them in good stead for their entire lives.

Thinking of you - hugs, Mary

riitta k said...

What a colorful post. The Valentine' s Day is approaching but it is good to remember our friends throughout the year. Have a great week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's very hard to say good bye..but you had a busy day to keep your spirits up. Love the market! Hugs, Diane

Betsy said...

Such a wonderful set of gifts you gave your friend and received in return. And I would've loved to go to the farmers market with you. I always love browsing booths and such. I understand the blues of your youngest leaving and my thoughts and prayers are with you right now my friend. I hope your week is a lovely one.
Blessings, Betsy

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Tammy
Awe I know that empty feeling after saying goodbye to your children.....
Great that you had things organised to keep you busy for the day.
Beautiful gifts for the birthday girl - nothing nicer than hand made.
The market looks amazing - and you picked up the nicest goodies!
Take care
love
Shane x

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The food looks delicious and interesting.....thanks for sharing!

Amy at love made my home said...

How lovely that you had a friend to spend time with today after sending your son off. Hope his journey was a good one and that he will be back with you again soon!

Linda H said...

It's always sad to say goodbye to someone at the airport. Nice that you had a good day planned with "happy things" to do. I love wandering around markets. One can always find interesting or yummy things to buy! :)

Quinn said...

That looks like a day chock-full of happy distraction from the blue feelings :)
It will be a long time before the farmers markets return here, but today at the grocery store I treated myself to a package or organic greens (pre-washed!) and organic bleu cheese dressing. SO good to have fresh greens when the snow is falling. Well, actually it's ice pellets right now.

Preeti said...

Looks like you had a great fun day! Lovely gifts from both of you!

Lorrie said...

It's good you had something to look forward to for after your son left. I used to plan something when company from home flew off when we lived overseas.
Your Saturday plans look so interesting. A farmer's market in your corner of the globe would have some unique items.
Hope you have a good week.

Createology said...

Lovely day dear and such a variety of happiness you were able to enJOY after your boy flying away again. JOYful January...

Teresa Kasner said...

So many happy things in this post. I love the silver elephants! I'm glad you had some fun plans to distract you. I've been having to do a lot of distracting of myself lately. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Tammy; Oh, it sure must have made you feel blue after your son left. Well, how lucky that you had such eventful and happy day♡♡♡ Your delightful and colorful collages are truly eye-catcher♩

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Mini said...

Lovely gifts given and received. The little friend ornament is so cute.
Shakshooka looks interesting. One of these I need to come out of my pyjamas and visit these markets.

Tanna said...

Those goodbyes are always so hard. Glad you had plans with such a sweet friend. Your gifts to each other make my heart smile. :) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I love seeing the world from where you are. I think the little British painted stone is my favorite, but seeing all the yummy and different food is nice too! Have a great week!

Sylvia said...

Tammy, Thanks for sharing your Saturday. Good to have friends to alleviate the blues. A great market, lovely food, and gifts. Sylvia D.

Gracie Saylor said...

In spite of having to take your son to the airport, I am glad you had a good weekend. It is fun to see the gifts you gave and received. This weekend I received a package of goodies from a blog giveaway I won, which is cheering and spurs me on to creative pursuits! Happy week, Tammy! xx

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi T! I'm so sorry I haven't been around more.

I know it must have been hard to say goodbye to your son. I know you had a great visit and that warms my heart. I can't say I could walk in your shoes.

Your breakfast in the early photo looks interesting. Can you tell me what you have there? I've been Pinning recipes for little balls that contain peanut butter, oats and all sorts of good stuff. Can't wait to try some of the recipes.

The gifts are wonderful. Handmade are the sweetest!

Jane x

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Tammy everything is wonderful sounds like a great day with your friend. I love handmade too-hugs
Kathy

Wanda said...

Tammy, your breakfast sounds so interesting and delicious. I thought the cheese balls were boiled eggs.

Loved all your pictures. Have a great day.

Helen Philipps said...

I'm glad you had some nice plans to help distract you from saying goodbye to your son for a while.....so hard to do. Your pictures of different delicious foods look so exotic. Lovely gifts to give and receive too. Wishing you more busy and happy times this week Tammy.
Helen xox

Kit said...

Hello sad momma, hard to see them leave again. But nice to have the visit. :) Kit

Diane said...

Glad you salvaged the day. It helps a lot. Is he still in Denver? Diane

Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy,
it's always good to have a day full of plans when you feel a little blue. And this day seems to have been full of wonderful plans and experiences. Beautiful gifts did you bring for your girlfriend - very pretty, your crochet work - and sugar scrub with argan oil and rosemary oil sounds very fine! Oh, and the breakfast looks wonderful. I see in the photos from the market that people all wear jackets / sweaters / long sleeves - how are the actual temperatures in Kuwait? Here we had a long cold season - today minus 7 degrees Celsius, but it is supposed to be warmer tomorrow...
XOX
Traude
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Susan McQuade said...

What lovely treasures which were exchanged between you and your dear friend. Blessings.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Breakfast looks wonderful. And you are so talented with all of your projects. It's hard to say goodbye to our "kids" isn't it --- even when they're quite grownup! I used to tell people that we raised our kids to be independent and self-sufficient and darned if they didn't surprise us by growing up and doing what we taught them! (Our kids are all middle-aged now and it's obvious they'd darn well better be independent! So I guess I'd have to use that line about our grandchildren now.)

Maureen said...

big hugs Tammy, from one mama heart to another xx

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Let me first give you a big, killer-hug... Knowing exactly how it feels when parting from a child or Parent.
It made me always 'float' for about a week. Emotionally you're not quite there and hardly can focus or concentrate on life's routine.
Well, it does prepare us for letting go and a writer once mentioned that saying goodbye is like a little piece of you does die. Well said!
But you were oh so lucky for having this fun distraction right away. Love the vegan nut cheese, wish we could find that here! For making your own, it's too much of a hassle.
Sending you love,
Mariette

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