It’s Finally Here!

Hello Spring! ❤


Well, actually this is a little bit late I’m afraid.  I created this post last week and wasn’t able to publish.

The weather was nice, so I decided to go for a walk to clear my head. The breathtaking view of the Bull Run Mountains peeking through the trees from a distance is like the morning sun rising bringing promise to a new day; and the irises and grass beckoning and conforming that spring season has indeed arrived.

As I reached the highway, I made a beeline to the grocery store to buy greeting cards and chocolates.  As I was crossing the bridge, a shiny object caught my attention.  A nickel!   The walk has earned me a nickel!  Yay! 😀

There wasn’t any pathway as I passed the bridge and people who saw me probably thought that I have lost my mind walking through muddy grass and hopping like a frog to get across.  😀

Well, I made it to the strip mall.  As I walked through the parking lot, I noticed a new restaurant that will be opening soon; Sakura Grill, a Japanese restaurant.  A food banner display made me so excited I couldn’t help but take pictures.  Look at how scrumptious all the dishes are.  Mm…I especially like the Godzilla Roll and Deep Sea Roll.  It’s so nice to finally have a variety of restaurants nearby.  My husband and I love Japanese food.  We will be  trying out this restaurant for sure. 😀

Well, it was quite a walk.  I took a different route going back.  The walk took me two hours overall.  I left home at around 8:00 a.m.  My legs had quite an exercise and I was famished when I reached home at 10:00 a.m.   I didn’t want my exercise to be for naught, so I had my usual healthy comfort food, Open-Faced Egg White Omelet with Quinoa with a glass of ‘green” (green apple, wheat grass, spinach, and celery) drink.   Satisfied.  ^_^


Come dinner time, we opted for a healthy dinner.  My husband requested his favorite winter drink afterwards.  But instead of serving it hot, I served it on the rocks;  for two.  😀  You can get the recipe here.

I also want to share the delicious dinner we had about a week ago.  The Harissa Chicken from I highly recommend this recipe because it was really delicious.  My husband and I really liked it.  If you are searching for a new chicken recipe to try, try the Harissa Chicken.  You can get the recipe here.    Check it out, you won’t be disappointed. 🙂


I wish for everyone to have an exciting spring.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great weekend. 🙂





4 thoughts on “It’s Finally Here!

  1. Spring has definitely reached your area, Anna, and what a good idea to celebrate by going for a walk. It’s good to see green returning to the landscape, isn’t it? How lucky to have a Japanese restaurant opening nearby. I hope it’s a good one. That would be so very convenient.
    Thank you so much for your kind words and mention of the harissa chicken recipe. I’m so glad that you tried and both you and your husband liked it. 🙂

    • Somehow, I missed your comments. Sorry about that. Spring finally found its way here. It was in the 80’s the other day. Spring is here to stay. I hope it’s the same in Chicago. I heard it’s not the case in some areas.
      Yes, it was such a lovely walk. I truly enjoyed it. The pleasure is all mine, John. The harissa chicken was delicious. It’s right to spread the word and I was happy to do it. 🙂 Thanks for the visit. Have a relaxing evening.

  2. Your walk sounds so fun. I hope you and your hubby are able to go on a date night to the new Japanese restaurant soon. 🙂 The chai latte looks delicious… I imagine you could even be naughty and spice it for a nightcap! The harissa chicken from John’s blog looks outstanding, Anna.

    • Dearest Shanna, thank you for stopping by. As always it’s great to see you here. 🙂 Yes, it was a lovely, relaxing walk. I am not sure when the Japanese restaurant opens, but we are looking forward to it. We haven’t been out in a while and trying out the restaurant is a perfect excuse. 🙂 Well, after that long walk in the morning and all the house chores and making dinner, I was too tired to be creative 😀
      Yes, we tried the chicken as promised and we loved it. It was very tasty. You should try it. You will like it for sure. 🙂 Have a lovely evening, Shanna. Spring is in full swing. It was in the 80’s here earlier. I hope you have a nice weather as well. Take care, Shanna. Best wishes, Anna

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