Much can happen in two years; ask anyone living with a small two year old person. Two year olds generally get a bad rep, but it’s for good reason. These tiny humans are notorious for throwing tantrums and embarrassing their parents. They lack reason. They show no self-control. One moment you are all cutesy baby and playdates and the next you are hiding away in your house with a teeny fiend set on world domination. It is safe to say that any extended time spent with a monster two year old can be an excellent contraceptive. All of which, however, is rather unlike the particular two year old I am celebrating this week.
Happy 2nd Birthday to you dear Pomegranate Days! It feels like just yesterday we celebrated 1!
I can honestly say that two years with this youngen have brought me nothing but great joy. Over the past year this blog and I have cooked and baked our little hearts out. We won a little competition, changed our look and made many oh so very lovely new friends along the way. We have laughed, we have cried and we have both grown up a little through the simple living of it all.
Over this past year our prop collection has grown to the extent that it needed to leave the kitchen and now has its own shelving unit in the garage. The rest of the garage is full of back boards and lighting boards and blog related bits and bobs which together have rendered parking a car in there impossible.
My eye is apparently now keen to purposefully consider the potential in any wood or discarded kitchen items which two years ago I may have considered to be junk. Work days are scheduled and prioritized; blogging is now a purposeful and intentional endeavor complete with planning and scheduling. This year I have added to the Twitter account to follow and the many Pinterest boards to ogle, a Facebook page to like and a newsletter to sign up for (find the sign up link at bottom of the page). The intention behind this of course is that you, my dearest friends are spoilt for choice.
We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction. Bill Gates
So onward and upward we will go then Bill, who knows the best may yet be to come. In the meantime though – birthday cupcakes and cocktails (or mocktails if you prefer) for everyone!!
- 1 Lt. (4 C) pomegranate juice
- 1 pomegranate, seeds removed
- handful mint leaves
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 500 ml (2 C) lemonade
- 1 tot vodka per serving (optional)
- Place the pomegranate juice into a large jug.
- Stir in the pomegranate seeds, mint leaves and lemon slices.
- Add ice.
- Add the lemonade.
- Serve well chilled.
- If using the vodka, add one tot of vodka and ice to each glass before filling with the pomegranate juice.