Thursday, March 17, 2011

st. patio's day

yes. you read that right.  and yes, i know it's st. patty's day but this blog is to honor an entire different holiday.  yep, that's right, st. patio's day.

in my last post i told you all about how i'm choosing to be content, making the most out of what we have, and deciding to be thankful for those things, instead of pining away for the things we don't have.  well in honor of that idea, and out of a desire to stick to that choice of contentment, i made a makeshift patio set and we sat outside and had dinner tonight. 

cast of characters:: nightstand, curtain, 2 of our dining room chairs and - voila!

i mean really, who needs a $500 patio set and a huge deck? not us!  i spent all of last summer and fall wishing we had a back yard/big front porch/good size deck, etc. and i wished away the opportunity to make the most of what we had.  granted our tiny little deck is not much bigger than the picture - you are actually looking at more than 3/4 of it, and if you look close enough you can see the traffic lights and the big, noisy intersection just beyond our apartment building, but you know what? it worked.  we ate dinner outside in the gorgeous 70 degree weather that we're having, we laughed, we enjoyed some delicious grilled turkey burgers and we had fun.  for that, i am thankful.

happy st. patio's day, folks! :)


  1. so great! you're a hilarious writer-- i see your personality effortlessly! :) miss you friend-- happy outdoor dining!

  2. You did a great job! I love reading your blog. Just remember it is not what you have, but who you have in your life!