First Of August | Weekend Recap |
Monday, August 5, 2013
Sometimes you need a weekend where you laze around, clean the house, read some books, eat snacks and be generally sloth-like. Other times you need a weekend where you are busy, check things off your list, visit and participate in the going-ons around you. This weekend turned out to be the latter, and I think it was was indeed needed.
We started it by checking the "get a new car" off the to-do list. This was heavenly. Last week looking for a car was proved to be stressful. I was dreaming about it and would wake up in the middle of the night unable to turn off my brain off of crazy-mode and toiling over the process. I would try to force myself to try to go back to sleep and not run downstairs to my computer or grab the ipad to look at craigslist, just one more time. I am notoriously bad at making big purchases, it gives me a stomach ache. So the fact that that is done feels so good and I think my all my toiling paid off.
Then we took our new car off for some fun errands. One of these being getting Fisher a much needed haircut (he was definitely next in line behind me!), spent some time walking in one of my favorite (unassuming and a little more diverse) Portland neighborhoods. After that we headed out to the suburbs for a pre-wedding bbq where we were able to see family we hadn't seen in years. I am fairly certain Fisher won't be wanting to hear "whoa! i remember when you were just this big! are you taller than me?! you are!! how old are you? what grade are you in?" any time soon. But it was so wonderful to reconnect and see familiar faces. Good times.
Sunday morning I went down to the riverfront, a part of town I haven't spent time in in years, and I spent an hour of the morning by myself (gasp!) taking some photos and just seeing things through a different perspective. I have to say it was extremely refreshing and maybe even a little healing. I think as a mom (and working from home) I sometimes see "myself"as past-tense, that sounds way heavier than I mean it to. I mean my world happily revolves around my home but once in a while all the stars align and I get to revisit parts of me that are just, you know, hanging out quietly waiting for a little attention. Sunday morning was a reconnection with those parts and I am feeling grateful for that hour.
Later on Sunday was a family wedding. We (m+l and i) actually just went to the reception part but it was perfect for us. It was so beautiful and everyone got their dance on, as you can see Luca raised the roof, which is also something everyone needs to do now and again. How was your weekend?