Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cranky moods call for...

I've been fighting a viral infection (sore throat, sore glands, fever, etc...) for the last couple of weeks and it's really knocked the energy out of me. That along with some more (this time, unexpected) unhappy news this past week about Steve's job found me waking up on the wrong side of the bed yesterday morning! Steve was already up and at it and out for a bike ride, probably just what he needed to clear his head. I was determined to get myself out of my funk and opened every curtain in the house to let the sunshine in, wrote in my gratitude journal, called my Mom for a nice chat (does wanting to talk to your Mom when you're feeling down ever change:) and once Steve got home, we headed off for breakfast at an adorable little cafe we've been wanting to check out...
The cafe is called "MART", which is "TRAM" spelled backwards. It's a cozy little place with lots of pretty flowers and herbs growing in plant pots and it's located right on the tram line.
We had to wait for awhile to get a table, which was okay with us because it was a beautiful day (yeah for spring!) and we just watched the trams and people pass by, while sitting on the brick wall in front of the cafe, chatting.
They also served us lattes with pretty saucers while we waited, so who could possibly complain? :)
This guy, who I later found out is named, Hercules kept us quite entertained while we waited. These dogs seem to be all over Melbourne and holy crap, they are cute!! Their teeth and tongues make me laugh!
It really is a charming little place, if you ever get the chance to check it out, please do...
...because the food is pretty darn good too! And they served our pancakes with a brand new bottle of real Canadian maple syrup. Gotta love that! :)
After brekky, we took a little drive, stopped at an op shop and just explored new areas. It was nice. We ended our day with a walk with Jesse, followed by a rye sourdough, cheese, dip, red wine spread and a movie.
I have to say, by the end of the day I had pretty much forgotten all about waking up on the wrong side of the bed! :)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cari Anna Elaine Henley Dickinson Why have I not heard from you in one hundred years??????

Angela said...

i had brekky and a pedicure yesterday...so fab!

Cari said...

Could Anonymous possibly be Carol Lee Henley Snyder? If so, perhaps I could ask you the same question...? :) Hope things are well! xo

Ange, a pedicure sounds wonderful! :)

Sara said...

You were able to talk to Granny on the phone and still be able to go for Breakfast? Holy :P

Cari said...

Sara!! Haha! You crack me up! :) :)

Visible Voice said...

Well I'm nosey and want to know what's going on. Matt is away for his 8 weeks so if you're ever up for a chat!!!

Cari said...

Hi Kristi, Steve's studio was closed today. We're not sure what we'll do now. One day at a time and faith that what's meant to be will be. xo

Cari said...

PS. I just made a tomato soup cake to cheer myself up and thought of you! :)