4.11.2011

Scenes from The Weekend...








We spent the better part of the weekend "managing" the nuttiness I alluded to on Friday. Here goes...

So, we are in the process of getting a pool, which is not in and of itself nutty. It's messy and sort of major, but mostly it's exciting. We've been dreaming/saving/scheming for a pool since we moved to (hot!) Texas over a decade ago, and finally it's happening... We're thrilled, really. But (here's where it gets nutty) several months ago, we agreed to have our house on a little home tour.. It's in a few days, and we have a giant, gaping, muddy, (ugly) hole in our backyard. (The timing on the pool didn't exactly work out like we thought it would, but do these things ever?) And we have lots of windows.

But wait, there's more.

In an effort to sort of "mitigate the ugly" (and alleviate my pending freak-out), my sweet, sweet hubby started moving things around in the backyard last week -- big things, like rocks. And in the process, he tore his bicep and has to have surgery...tomorrow. Oh and we set-out on our annual beach vacation this Friday, which involves a 12 hour drive.

So all those things that had been on sweet hubby's to-do list this week-end in preparation for all this madness, well...moved over to mine (and there was a lot of calling in of the reserves -- friends and neighbors and random strangers on the street that we begged/roped in to help). I can honestly say I have never done more work in a single 48 hours than I did this weekend. Schlepping, hauling, planting, sweeping, cleaning, moving, polishing... It was crazy-town. But on the upside, my house has never been cleaner. Ever. So there's that!

Hope your weekend was slightly more relaxing than mine...then I can live vicariously through you guys... Happy Monday!






29 comments:

Tamsin said...

Could I hire Audrey to leave sweet notes around my house?

TX Girl said...
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fanciful no.2 said...

your home is so lovely, joslyn. i love when you share pictures of it!

Lucia said...

ok, can't imagine your house actually CLEANER than it usually is! it looks amzing, esp. the noguchi lamp. well wishes to bryan, hero-man.

Good + Happy Day said...

Wow, that looks amazing! You're incredible for taking it all on. I'm sure no one will notice the pool-in-progress with all the awesomeness you have going on. I hope your husband recovers soon and you get some time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Laura said...

Your house looks great, as always! Your poor husband. Didn't he need back surgery after getting ready for a previous home tour? He really goes the extra mile. Love the pillow in the 5th pic. Where did you find it?

Joslyn said...

Laura -- he did need surgery after the last home tour!!! Suffice to say, I've been banned from doing any more home tours ;-)

the pillow is from West Elm!

Pretty Mommy said...

OMG lady!! You & your hubby deserve your upcoming vacay...but on the plus side your house looks amazing (as always!) Here's to a more relaxing week...

Kelly and Kelly said...

yay for a new pool though, that sounds fabulous! I hope things calm down now.

Erica said...

The pictures you take are beautiful!

stephanie duncan said...

The house looks amazing! I can't wait to see pictures of the pool....how exciting!

la la Lovely said...

House looks amazing, gorgeous and beyond stylish. Poor hubs.. hope for a quick recovery. Enjoy your beach vacay... you deserve it!
xo T

Caitlin said...

Jeez louise! You two are going to need this vacation. Your house looks impeccable - it's gorgeous! Every single detail is amazing. Can't wait to see it in person when come to visit.

Sending you good energy for the photo shoot. I know it's going to turn out unbelievably beautiful!

Nicole LeLacheur said...

The first picture is ADORABLE.

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Now all those recent purchases make sense! We're also preparing for a home tour and it is completely nutty. I can't imagine throwing a wounded husband and new pool into it as well! Enjoy that vacation.

Fern and Feather said...

there is always silver lining and after this weekend your house is glowing and soon there will be a pool in your backyard! I hope your vacation is perfect!

Eloisa said...

Read this post on your blog in a effort to cool my head...it made me laugh :) Not that misfortune is funny, but the irony of laugh is often something to look back at and smile. Good luck with the new pool. Thank you for the laugh. Love your blog.

Eloisa
Friday's Child

tamara said...

what a sweet note. so exciting.

and for the record, your operation simplicity blog is quite inspirational. not sure i'm up for the commitment myself, but my hat's off to you dear.

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

at least he can do water therapy in the near future, right? a grand team you both are and what a beautiful finale {your stunning home!}

monika@stylemadesimple said...

Dear Joslyn, your home is gorgeous. It should be in the Undecorate book, it screams that philosophy! Love it! xoxo, Monika

mb said...

So glad that you are getting a pool. With your girlies the ages they are, you will use it a lot.

The first thing I thought about when I read about the torn bicep was the back surgery. You guys need to pace yourself so that your body takes you through the long haul of life.

How about this beautiful weather in big D?

mb from Dallas

IOOF said...

What tour in Dallas? I would love to see. Laura

Anna said...

Your place looks just gorgeous (and comfortable), and the sign is so sweet!

Style Court said...

Joslyn,

I hope your husband is in a little less pain now. For what it's worth, your house looks beautiful. So chic but warm and welcoming too!

Take care,
Courtney

Michelle said...

Oh dear, a torn bicep! Oh dear indeed. Just keep your mind's eye focused on the pool, standing in the shade, having a margarita...the kiddies laughing...the hubby feeling better (maybe he will get a bionic bicep out of this! dude!) Deep breaths...deep breaths...I just gave a dinner party in out totally un-finished kitchen, it was like camping, and then our air broke (the oven had been on all day...) and it was just fine. So sending you my "just fine! wait, better than fine, Wonderful!" vibes. :) Have fun at the beach!!!

molly ruth said...

your house is beautiful, joslyn! i wish i lived in your area so i could take a peek at the house tour. hope your hubby is feeling better soon + you are truly a wonder woman with super powers!!

kristina said...

I remember the summer my dad told us we were getting a pool. It was the most exciting thing in the universe! How fun for the girlies!

PS~Erin said...

Your house looked so awesome on the tour! Thanks for opening it to us. The message on the chalkboard was precious.

melissa loves said...

I am so sorry to hear about your hubby's arm ( and also glad to hear the surgery went well) & about the pool upheaval...but, your home looks absolutely gorgeous Joslyn! Gorgeous! And I am thrilled for you that you are getting a pool, that is THE best (having grown up with one myself) and your girls must be so excited! I hope you have a great trip hunnie!
xo
Melis