#100happydays – Day 22 Through 28
Here is my fourth week of #100happydays.
Day 22 – July 28, 2014: Today I got my Martha Stewart / Betty Crocker on. Not something I would usually celebrate as happy, but honestly, if I’m looking for little things, then I am happy to say that, we have a clean clothes (this is likely appreciated by everyone I know), a fully stocked fridge, and we had wonderful home-made gluten free hamburgers for supper. So in an ideal world, this is all I would have to say about my happy photo. Instead, I must be honest. My first attempt at gluten free burgers was a complete and utter disaster. The burgers crumbled, and I ended up using my BBQ veggie basket to cook a pile of ground beef, rice, and flavouring into a crumbly dry meat-like mixture. (The rice/ground beef combo actually reminded us of the food we feed our dog when her stomach is upset which means we ate the equivalent of dog food for supper). Since the buns were prepped with fresh veggies, we still turned the meat mixture into a burger like concoction. And with every single bite they fell more and more apart to the point of requiring a bowl and fork to actually be able to finish eating. We laughed our way through dinner and decided maybe next time I’ll look at a recipe to figure out how to bind burgers together without breadcrumbs – left over rice is clearly not the solution!
Day 23 – July 29, 2014: Today I went for a walk with my dog on a ridge overlooking a large park near our house. On our walk, I took this picture of part of the park below. We had a blast enjoying the warm weather together.
Day 24 – July 30, 2014: Tonight, I took a crack at Jamie Oliver’s pan-fried curried cod served with quinoa. Without trying this was a gluten free, super easy to make, delight worthy of a happy day photo.
Day 25 – July 31, 2014: Holy man, am I grumpy today which means finding happy was not an easy task today. Thankfully my husband made a cute effort to make me happy by bringing me home my favourite DQ blizzard (score without chocolate sauce). Not the best photo ever, but given how grouchy I was, at least took a photo.
Day 26 – August 1, 2014: We went out for a long weekend of camping with friends. When we arrived to set up camp, the sun was setting through the clouds. I was out for a walk, and didn’t have my camera with me, so I ran back to the campsite (in my flip-flops of course) to grab my camera before the beautiful colours vanished to the night’s darkness. It was truly a fleeting moment of happiness.
Day 27 – August 2, 2014: We spent the day with our friends and our dog walking around Waterton Lakes National Park townsite. While basking in the glorious sunshine we enjoyed a great lunch on a patio; a walk along the rocky beach; and delicious ice cream. This is a photo of one of the may happy moments throughout the day.
Day 28 – August 3, 2014: After a quiet morning reading at our campsite, my husband and I toured around in the park in our vehicle (due to his broken ankle of course, normally we’d spend our days hiking and fishing). We stopped at a few different places to enjoy the majestic scenery, and even managed to catch a peak of this bear as he foraged for barriers on the hillside.
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