Yesterday was quite a busy day for me – all good things but by the time I got home I was exhausted.
Perhaps I should have started my day with something a bit healthier than banana cake with brown sugar butter cream? Not the breakfast of champions, what’s that you say?
I’ll tell you this much: it was yummy! I had a morning meeting at Grounds for Coffee on 25th and the cake just looked so darn tasty, I couldn’t resist. I was meeting up with a potential client for some freelance work and after my meeting, I had another appointment to head off to. This one was up in Park City.
I met with Daisy of Copper Moose Farms which is just across the way from Canyons, to give you an idea of where they are at. I’ll be putting a full post together to share the Copper Moose story, but I have to share a couple photos – it was so incredibly lovely.
All those gorgeous greens, I might have fooled you into thinking it was spring time! All of those veggies are growing inside this green house.
Still snow on the ground and Copper Moose is not only still serving their member base of over 100 families from the summer, they are also supplying produce to Deer Valley Resort!
I already mentioned I’ll be doing a full post about the farm, but if you’re interested and just can’t wait check out Copper Moose online where you can see their CSA offerings, cost, and more lovely photos of the farm. They only have about 10 veggie shares left for the coming season (as is the case with many of the CSAs) so if you want one, you better get a move on!
After meeting Daisy and walking the grounds at Copper Moose Farm, I decided that I needed something far more substantial than my earlier choice for the banana cake.
I opted for a quick stop in at Whole Foods for some Cioppino and an Odwalla Superfruit. “These are a few of my favorite things…”
Why yes, I did eat my lunch in my car while responding to emails and plotting my attack on the rest of my to-do list. Since I still had quite a bit of work to do and I had an evening planned in Salt Lake, I didn’t want to drive all the way back to Ogden and then go back to SLC. I decided to stop in at Raw Bean in Salt Lake to settle in and bust out a few hours of work.
I had only ever been through the drive-through at Raw Bean and I was totally shocked when I went up to their loft – they have couches and cute little work spaces! It was the perfect place to work.
Plus, for about the last hour of my stay at Raw Bean, the Italian Club from UofU was meeting and chatting about in Italian. I absolutely loved hearing the chatter, hearing the Italian and was rather pleased with myself for having remembered so much. I’d love to join in a club like this – though I’m not keen on commuting to Salt Lake for it…
Once I had wrapped up a few proposals and rough drafts for projects, I met up with some new friends for dinner and a movie. We went to Ekamai Thai on Broadway, which has the most itsy-bitsy kitchen I’ve ever seen. The whole restaurant, front and back of the house, is smaller than our kitchen/dinette. And as with so many other hole in the walls, the food was excellent. For dessert we popped over to Bruges Waffles & Frites. I had heard really good things but I’ve always thought “it’s just a waffle, what’s the big deal?” Now I know. That is a decadent dessert, not a waffle of the lazy Sunday morning variety. I chose to enjoy mine with fresh blueberries and creme fraische. Wish I’d grabbed a picture, but I’m betting I take Nick there soon enough and I’ll have another photo op.
Our movie last night was Girl Rising. Not your typical film for a weeknight, girl’s get-together but it was very interesting and thought provoking. The auditorium at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center was packed. One of the announcers mentioned that they had expected about 100 people to show up and had ended up with over 5 times that.
I highly recommend that you watch the film preview and see if you can find a local venue offering a free screening or request that a screening be offered in your area.
Today, I’m working in the office and I’m also hoping to tackle some of my personal errands like getting my tabs registration notarized. Did you know that the library offers free notary services? Now ya do!
Wooo! It’s Friday – have a great day and let’s get this weekend started off on a note of gratitude
Question Discussion of the Day:
After watching the preview above, I’d like to hear at least one thing you are grateful for. The opportunity for education, a roof over your head, the people in your life that support or inspire… What are you grateful for?
*I am grateful for so many things – my family, friends, career, house, opportunities – but most everything that I am grateful for stems from another source – Nicholas. Without him I would not have the children that I love so much, I would not have this beautiful life that we’ve made together, without his continuous, unrelenting support and encouragement you would not be reading these words, this blog would not exist, my freelance career would have never started, let alone gotten anywhere. Without him, well… I can’t imagine.