This Week’s Small Pleasures #60

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This week was pretty routinely but I had some achievements and great garden harvests. These were my small pleasures:

1. I had a few physical achievements this week. A new deadlift PR (personal record) and my first kipping hand stand pushups. I deadlifted 130 pounds! It’s not much to a lot of people and I’m still the “weakest” in my class but it was quite amazing to do so. I had tried and failed 120 pounds just a few minutes before, but I worked up to it little by little and was able to do 130. I put all of my energy into it. It was exciting.

2. I made a batch of fresh agua de jamaica. Brings me back to my hometown and it’s so good. Check out the recipe.

#Homemade agua de jamaica. #aguafresca #mexicanfood #hibiscus

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3. The weather this week was pretty wonderful. None of that 90-100 degree weather nonsense. We still looking pretty dry though, we need some rain.

4. I made these. They were pretty good. I enjoyed them while having some hard cider and watching MasterChef.

See what others were happy about:
Middle Europe Weekly Small Pleasures #9 | Middle Europe
Tiny Pleasures #7 | My Tiny Obsessions

What made you happy this week? 


Weekly Small Pleasures – Blog Event

Weekly Small PleasuresShare your happiness!

I find that the small things that make us happy every day are easily forgotten.

This blog event is simply about remembering and sharing those small things that made you happy during the week; things that made you smile, made you laugh, made you do a happy dance, made your heart smile…

You can share in any format you like. For people to find your post, tag your post “Weekly Small Pleasures” and link to my most recent post for a pingback! You can also just share in the comments.

Read the full details, and see previous posts.

P.S. Are you on instagram? I am!

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