11.16.2009

Scenes from The Week-End

Friends the meyer lemon has landed.

I discovered it Friday morning (a lovely start to the weekend) when Audrey and I peered out the living room window to see that it had plopped onto the grass during the night. I'm trying to ripen it a smidge more, so I currently have it perched next to the bananas...

The other lemon (there were two on the tree) is almost ready too, so I've been trying to sleuth out a recipe worthy of the two beauties. Right now I'm leaning toward Rachel's lemon bars, but let me know if you have something swoon worthy I should try.



The rest of the weekend was decidedly more laid back than the last. We had our couples book club Saturday evening, so the girlies enjoyed a spend the night adventure at their grandparents' house. There were also two fun classmate birthday parties on Sunday, but mostly the girlies and I just lazed about drawing, listening to music and reading while Bryan worked on the table (he's racing to finish it by Thanksgiving.)

In fact, one of my loveliest moments of the weekend occurred at approximately 1:47 on Saturday (and I know this because I looked at the clock in an attempt to burn the moment on my memory -- I'm nutty like that.) You could hear the buzz of the sander in the garage, Millie was drawing a groovy little picture, Audrey was writing a note (on her own!) and I was listening to Carli Bruni on the ipod and working on a necklace. It was quiet and peaceful and, well...pretty much perfect.

It's the small things friends, no?

19 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

Oooh, mail me some lemons!

I'm totally a check-the-time-so-this-memory-gets-etched-into-my-brain type of person too.

Christine Vi said...

My mom always told me that simple things are best.

Sarah Bradley said...

What a lovely moment! It sounds perfect.

And on a side note, I absolutely cannot wait for you to post your necklaces!

Kelly and Kelly said...

your weekend sounds lovely!

I prefer lemon bars to really let the lemons shine.

Sadie Lynn said...

I frequent your blog often to be inspired about fashion, food and life. Thanks for all your beautiful insights.

amber {daisy chain} said...

oooh, your 1:47 moment sounds completely dreamy, a perfect moment for sure.

Our Green Nest said...

Sounds perfect...love Carla Bruni!

Estelle said...

Ah, yes. The small things indeed. Sounds just perfect.

Simply Mel said...

Those moments must be etched in our memory banks forever...they are what keep us alive!

Rachel said...

Deb's whole lemon tart is insanely delicious and it requires a meyer lemon. When I get my hands on one, that's what I make. The recipe is over on Smitten Kitchen.

Joslyn said...

Rachel -- I saw that...it was a tie between the two, but i'm such a sucker for a lemon bar.

would you go for the lemon tart if you had to choose?

grass1167 said...

Oh what a lovely weekend, hope your weeke will be full with many such magic moments.
Cheers
Engracia

the southern hostess said...

Great photos!

{lovely little things} said...

Did someone say lemon bars??

Delish!

{lovely little things} said...

Did someone say lemon bars??

Delish!

mb said...

My dear sweet gal, it is always the small things that makes a weekend special.

Sounds like it was blissful.

paula said...

I love to burn memories in too.

thea said...

always makes me think of the song when I hear about lemons falling off the tree.... 'lemon tree very pretty & the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat...' Only, I LOVE eating lemons... maybe I'm just a freak :)

thea.
xx

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Melissa de la Fuente said...

Yes, the small things for sure.....I know exactly what you mean. So glad you had a lovely time.
xo
Melis