how as your week been, lovelies?
i’ve been counting on august to be more relaxed and playful. as many days by the pool as possible, fun outings, and book reading on the porch, in a hammock, or floating about in the pool. although, there is that garage sale i’m supposed to have and that most annoying back to school shopping that i suppose there is no getting out of. while my plan is a detailed one, it never seems to work out in that resting playing kind of way. responsibility always trumps rest and play for me (wouldn’t you know that responsibility was another result from my strength finders mentoring? while it helps me to get things done it can be a bugger). do you ever feel this way?
while i haven’t checked sitting by the pool off my list this week, i have spent time with friends. i’ve had the gift of having one of my dearest friends home all summer. but, it was goodbye this week as she is traveling back to her current home in cape town. i hate goodbyes…or see you laters. but, the bitter was met with some sweet when 2 other best kind of friends returned from a long trip and we were able to catch up and talk life. as someone who can be a bit of a loner, lately, i’m finding how important close friends are. and by close, i don’t mean proximity (some of my bestests live an ocean away. thank god for voxer – my fave app). i mean close as in you can skip the chit chat and talk about your cares, their cares and remind each other how much much god cares so individually for us. treasure.
so, this weekend i’m wearing thankfulness, and treasuring time. time with friends. time with my little ones. moments i manage to rest. rest that leaves room for responsibility (it takes a rested person to conquer many mountains of laundry).
happy weekend, lovelies!
p.s. this photo is from our quick trip to colorado. mountains are always strength to me.
and, don’t forget to enter the chairish giveaway!
FEW OF MY FAVES THIS WEEK +
01 / i want to re-create my family photos like this. funnest idea ever!
02 / a new take on inspiration boards using a net.
03 / biking in a skirt. heck yeah!
04 / i’m already running through how morning routines will work again. this is a great idea!
05 / blogging will not die because it was never truly alive. woah! she has it right, so keep writing bloggers!
06 / if you like reading e-magazines, then you need to read this (you’ll thank me!).