Monday, May 31, 2010

A Return to Balance

My One Little Word for 2009 was Balance. This weekend I needed to resurrect this word. It's been too much work and not enough play around here. I've been so focused on school and new job opportunities that I've totally put aside the rest of my world, things like crafting and reading and having fun. So this weekend, while I still got some to dos done, I allowed myself a little me time. It was a nicely balanced work and play weekend.

The weekend unfolded like this....

Friday night-I usually don't consider Friday part of my weekend since I work on Saturdays and I rarely go out on a Friday night, but how could I pass up a girls night out invite? Cocktails and Sex in the City 2 and home by 11. Perfect.

Saturday-Super early wake up and morning cancellations meant I could get some studying done and work on a job application. I saw 4 kiddos and headed home for a night of left overs, job applications and knitting. I finished this project, a lovely lace headband:

It still needs to be blocked and some buttons sewn on, but I'm thinking its pretty darn cute. I was watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire while knitting, but started fading pretty early. I crawled in bed around 9pm and was sound asleep by 9:30. Wild and crazy Saturday night around here!

Sunday morning I woke up early once again and ended up staying in bed for a couple hours finishing this book. The rest of Sunday was spent entertaining the dogs (we were dog sitting), studying and doing laundry until Shawn and I headed over to our friends house to use the pool. We took a little swim and enjoyed the sun and ordered some Greek take out to pick up on the way home. We had a lazy night of take out, more Harry Potter (I fell asleep halfway through the night before) and more knitting for me. Here's what I was working on last night:

Before bed I started this book, which will also be on the agenda tonight. I've missed reading for fun.

I spent today doing some studying, finishing the laundry, ordering photos and making this for dessert:

Mmmm, Peach Crisp. I think tonight involves more knitting and reading and maybe a little studying.

I didn't clean the house. I didn't cross everything off my to do list. I didn't finish my grad school application, but I do feel much more relaxed and balanced. Mission accomplished.

Here's a little crafty I made on Friday morning when I had a last minute cancellation. Seems I can work fast when I haven't crafted in awhile.

Hope your weekend was good too.


Keshka May 31, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

Seems like you've been really busy! It's hard with school and work and finding that balance. I hope you get more time to do the things you love soon!

Andrea May 31, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

So happy you squeezed in some you time ... as much as our to-do lists need to get done, it's re-charging to step back and do a little to feed your soul too. I especially like feeding mine with dessert ... I'll take some peach crisp and ice cream please :).

Barb June 1, 2010 at 4:41 PM  

Hooray for balance - especially when it includes doing more fun things.

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