15.1.12

the weekend that was


I've developed this obnoxious tendency to feel really sorry for myself at the end of the weekend (more like the middle of the weekend, if I'm being totally honest) because these precious days off fly by. I get to Sunday night and though I know I've done lots over the weekend, it can feel like my To-Do list has just gotten longer. That's partly because my mind never stops. I'm always dreaming up new projects, being given a piece of amazing fabric or a ball of incredible yarn (thank you! don't stop!), or reading a promising weather forecast that makes me wish I had a weekday morning for a bike ride or coffee with friends. It also feels like my To-Do list just gets longer because I take on a lot. Thus, my resolution to simplify things this year.

This post is about reflection: realizing that I did lots this weekend, that I am rested and as ready as I ever will be for a fresh, full week of full-time work. After nine months at this job I'm starting to get better at enjoying my time off. And after a fun weekend with some weird Pacific Northwest weather, I was inspired to share some photos from the weekend that was...

A walk in the university endowment lands with Lola and Jeff early Saturday morning, snow (that never happens here), Lola looking sharp in her Vermont Flannel Company dog jacket, a grocery shopping trip to Bellingham, Washington (with a stop at Avenue Bread), and lush rainforest greenery still shining through the snow.


What did you get up to this weekend? Be sure to stop by tomorrow to check out a super fun New Year giveaway! (P.S. Lots more pics on Twitter and Instagram.)

6 comments:

  1. Oh Sarah. I want to visit where you live, it is so beautiful. Weekends 4 life!

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    1. Totally! I agree that weekdays make weekends better, but I could go for three or four day weekends all the time no problem!

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  2. Lola looks so lovely!

    And as always, your photos make me crave the outdoors - especially with a week of impending intense study headed my way. We haven't had any snow yet and I sure would love some!

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    1. We try to buy her more feminine colours, as for some reason people associate bull terrier types with all being male (impossible, I say!). Good luck with your studies!

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  3. LOVE all these photos. The one with the greenery + snow is just delightful. I totally understand what you mean by trying to enjoy the time off you've got and know that you cannot possibly get EVERYTHING done as you'd wish to. Hope your work week is running smoothly and this coming weekend is just as fun. <3

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! Nice to hear from you!

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