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January 25, 2007

disorientation, surprise, and teatime snack
posted by soe 6:35 pm

It’s already Thursday, but I want it to be Friday. (Working five days a week is hard after a month of working fewer!)

But if it were Friday, it would mean that we’d missed chatting about beautiful things, and that would be disappointing. I really enjoy telling you about the lovely things I encounter and I enjoy hearing about those in your lives.

So, without further ado, three beautiful things from the past week:

1. It flurried during the middle of the day today and the closest windows to my sixth-floor office overlook a courtyard. Because of the strange wind currents created by the location, the snow looked like it was flying up instead of down.

2. The double-take John did when I walked into the meeting on Saturday. I’m noted for my outspoken dislike of meetings, so I was clearly not expected.

3. My dentist is located near Eastern Market, where there’s a bakery. (No, the irony of this is not lost on me.) To celebrate a clean bill of dental health, I bought myself an almond croissant. (It was as big as my head!) I had half at teatime yesterday and half at teatime today. I only recently had my first almond croissant, so I never knew they were filled with gooey almond goodness. I just thought there was almond extract (which, did you know, is generally made from apricot pits) in the batter and almonds on top. How wrong I was…

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 3 Comments.

we love almond croissants. and pain au chocolat as well. you know you can get that almond paste at the market and make little tarte-lettes. at least that is what we call them :o)

Comment by amanda 01.26.07 @ 9:31 am

I didn’t know the extract came from apricot pits! Strange! I love anything with almond flavoring or scent. The Crabtree & Evelyn almond soap and lotion is divine.

Comment by Debby 01.26.07 @ 9:59 am

I am with you on working a regular long week after a month of working fewer.
After three weeks of playing catch up for the short weeks, I am exhausted and want to burrow up in a den for a week!
oooh and with almond croissants, soooo yummy!
(I had no idea that the extract was made from apricot pits, how interesting!)

Comment by paula 01.27.07 @ 9:28 am