1.09.2012

Some Scenes From The Weekend...





I woke up Saturday morning to a pretty awesome realization... There was nothing that I had to do all day. No commitments, no plans, nada, zilch, zero.

Of course there were things things floating around that fell into the "should do" category -- organizing the game closet, going to adult ballet (more ballet is, after all, one of my 2012 intentions), taking photos of my necklaces so I can finally launch our little online shop... But I was going to take full advantage of the situation (a free day does not materialize often around these parts) and choose to totally ignore the "shoulds".

Instead, I poured myself a cup of coffee and hung out solo in the breakfast room for a bit while the rest of the house slept. I read this article in the NYT about the joy of quiet (so, so good) and drank more coffee. I stared out the window.

Then I made a list... because all the freedom was freaking me out a bit. It was nothing formal, just a few things I might want to do on this, my free day: go to the museum, paint, go on a bike ride, buy a fiddle leaf fig tree for the living room (and plant it), go to the movies, bake a cake, etc... (clearly there were more items on the list than one could realistically do in a single day).

I ended up painting away the afternoon with the girlies, getting that fig, cooking a big family dinner, running a quick, painless errand and pretty much reveling in the possibilities.

It was a good day.





We capped off our super low-key weekend with our friend Miette's birthday party on Sunday at The Lab (such a totally genius place)...

8 comments:

Megan Taylor said...

This post really speaks to me. I'm all about the joy of quiet...and staring out the window. Anything that switches up the routine. We could all use a little more of that. As always, your posts are soulful and inspiring, especially for this Monday morning, xo

jora said...

what a perfect weekend day (at least in my book!)....glad you are enjoying your unstructured time. :-)

by the way, i LOVED that article....it really *spoke* to me.

Emily♥♥♥ said...

your house looks so beautiful and peaceful, and I wish I could have had a birthday party like that when I was a kid!

Thanks for sharing, feel free to drop by!

http://wilderlace.blogspot.com

Arden said...

Do most nurseries carry the fiddle leaf fig tree? I would love to know where you got yours. We've been wanting a good indoor plant/tree for our living room as well. Thank you. Always love reading your blog-so many wonderful nuggets!

Joslyn said...

Hi Arden
Fiddle leaf fig trees are a little hard to find, but there's a nursery here in Dallas called Sunshine Miniature Trees that usually has a good stock of them. You might call your local nursery and see if they can order one for you! Hope this helps...and thanks for the kind words!

Arden said...

Thank you so much! I'll give them a call. I really appreciate hearing back from you so quickly!

Danny said...

It all sounds so wonderful.

I am really loving your blog. It is inspiring me.

simplethingsblog.com said...

I love how that little antler project turned out!