Welcome Back Little World
This week has been peaceful, even Frodo is enjoying the lull after a whirlwind weekend. The frenzied list making and remembering random musts have been replaced by quiet moments of mundane every day events.
I've welcomed back simple grocery lists, reading snippets on blogs, articles and a magazine. I sat and watched the clouds roll by, not really thinking of much but feeling refreshed. The emptiness of my days have been filled with gratitude and contentment.
I've learned that I do not thrive on stress, planning a wedding is hard work and emotional, I take way too much personally and I love my every day "boring" life. I welcome back my journal mornings, praying for friends and family and noticing the little slice of world I am blessed to occupy. Life is good.
Mornings have been restorative once again. Oh do not be mislead, I am still plotting and planning, but this time it's about returning to healthy eating, prioritizing exercise and taking advantage of my local community and what it has to offer. I have a few more days with our son visiting as well.
In a week, my husband has two weeks off and we are embracing a "staycation". I've been looking at new recipes, that will hopefully purge the wedding cake consumption (?!?). His work has been challenging and time consuming and having these weeks off will work wonders for him as well.
Many of you asked about the bowls of flowers, they were given to us by my son in law's parents from the rehearsal dinner--aren't they lovely and aren't they generous?
have a lovely weekend!
I do not thrive on stress either. I can handle it for a while, but unlike other people it would do me in if I had to deal with it all the time. Enjoy your weekend, your "normal" mornings and the upcoming staycation.ReplyDelete
Stress is not for me either Karen, nor change, but we won't go there today.ReplyDelete
I have been spending everyday with Emerson [I'm waiting on her to arrive now]
so at the end of the day I am tired.
Enjoy a wonderful, healthy, weekend.
That is exactly how I felt after my daughters wedding, so nice to get back to normality. Very generous in laws the flowers are beautiful.ReplyDelete
I had to plan most of my own wedding and yes, it is stressful. glad your life is back to more peaceful times now! that staycation sounds wonderful!ReplyDelete
Normal is a good thing, isn't it? Enjoy your staycation!ReplyDelete
As I've told many a friend, "I've worked hard to be this boring."ReplyDelete
I hope you get a chance to enjoy your normal and getting back on track the way you'd like. Frodo is living the dream in that photo.
I don't do well with stress either Karen. So happy life has returned to normal for you, enjoy!ReplyDelete
I love staycations. And I'm sure the wedding planning was worth the stress at the end of the day.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your staycation and your time to just potter and be! xxReplyDelete
Happy weekend to you as well. So glad you have the time to take it all in and enjoy. May your knitting be extra soft and cozy.ReplyDelete
You are going to love your STAYCATION. WE are a lot alike> I love the normalcy and quiet of boring normal daysReplyDelete
Glad you are back to your more relaxed state. Hope your Sunday is wonderful!ReplyDelete
I think we need those stressful times occasionally to really really REALLY appreciate all we have in our 'normal' day!!!ReplyDelete
Speaking of.....Off to clean out the basement refrigerator....it quit while we were on vacation. 100 degree days. PHEW. Not nice. It's history. (It was OLD).
I'm so glad you had a week to rest and get back to your daily comforts, Karen. We are so much alike, I think that when my daughters get engaged I will feel much like you have; over the moon with joy for them but also longing for a return to my quiet days. : ) Enjoy your staycation, having time off will be so good for the two of you!ReplyDelete
Oh how lovely your life seems. I do not thrive on stress at all either. I used too... I use to love a good deadline, used to motivate me. But it doesn't anymore.ReplyDelete
We had a "staycation" last year. 2 weeks of nothing but what we decided on in the morning was heaven. We promised ourselves to stay home once every 2 years. We were so rested.
Glad you had such a nice week-end.
Staycations are the best! I like seeing other places, but home is truly where the heart is...and where Frodo is. He's so darling.ReplyDelete
Getting back to normality can be so nice. Enjoy you staycation...lots of relaxing and just enjoying the days unfolding xxReplyDelete
Like you, I prefer the quiet life. Having planned two bar/bat mitzvahs, I can only begin to imagine what goes into a wedding! I hope my daughter finds a wonderful guy, but I also hope they will want a small celebration!ReplyDelete