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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?

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  1. Reading this so makes me wish we could meet, Christine. Does that sound creepy? I'm in such a funk right now, and I keep hoping to write about it, but I'm not ready yet and then you say something that's just right where I am. I loved hearing about your weekend. And I especially loved seeing all these pictures of you!

    Thank you for this post. XO

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    1. creepy? definitely not! i know the funk - sometimes i don't even know i am in it until i find myself out of it for a moment and, well, you know. I would treasure some time chatting with you over some coffee, or drinks or a walk. that would be lovely xo

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  2. The shot of L dancing at the wedding is making my heart sing.

    I can't relate yet to being a stay at home/work at home mom, but I think that is the trajectory I'm on now, so it's good to know you don't have to fully lose yourself in other roles. I'm glad you were able to recapture some 'you' time this weekend. That's important no matter if you have kids or not. I'm almost just as happy that you finally found a car! xo

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    1. oh my gosh it was adorable!

      i am sure it is a universal feeling for those with or without kids. sometimes you just get so immeshed in what you are doing or what takes your time that that seems to become YOU. i think it's just extra common for moms ;) and when you get there i'll be there to commisserate with you and push the like button on all your baby photos of course xoxo

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  3. That was an eventful weekend! Much fun and some me-time too, it sounds lovely. I had a quiet weekend, and I'm glad, I needed the relaxation.
    Ada

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    1. i am glad you got a nice relaxing weekend. my last weekend was a relaxing one, i seem to be on the alternating schedule this summer. which is kind of perfect :)

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  4. i have come to totally appreciate lazy weekends. i used to be all about the eventful weekends, but maybe i'm getting old now. a family geto together pre-wedding bbq sounds so lovely! perfect for a summer weekend when spirits are high :) and luca is so cute on the dance floor! i personally loved dancing with my little cousins the most at my wedding :3

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    1. they had fun at the reception, this was the wedding i had mentioned before. funny that the kids ended up being a fabulous part of it. but of course i knew they would ;)

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  5. Yah new car! Such a busy weekend, but I think summer only has busy weekends. A whole hour by yourself? sounds amazing and during the day! :) lucky.. I loved the instagrams of your twins :) Have a wonderful Monday.

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  6. I am so pleased to hear that I am not the only one that agonises over big purchases. I actually had to leave the room when we booked our honeymoon to the Maldives because I felt ill over spending so much on a holiday! So pleased that you found a new car and that the saga is over. Your weekend looked perfect as always. I really love time to myself - Jordan tends to have a lie-in on a Sunday morning and I get at least 2 hours to myself to just do some thinking and Pinteresting! It’s pure bliss.

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  7. Busy weekend indeed but it sounds like it was more fun than "work". I would have been sleepless over buying a car too, imagine me when we were about to close on our house...I was constantly agonizing about all the money we would be spending. Love the photo of Luca raising the roof! And having an hour to yourself sounds heavenly...

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  8. I abhor car shopping - I wish you could just pick one out online and have it shipped via Amazon prime. :) I'm glad you finally found one though. Hooray!

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