Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday flowers

I've been slammed this week. Between real work, the shop and the upcoming holidays, it's hard to keep up with everything. I never made it to the store to pick out flowers, but D surprised me with these sweet yellow tulips and the footed glass vase (thrifted, naturally), which I love.

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We have big plans this weekend (a couple of family parties), and I know we'll be very, very busy. But I'm making little promises to myself. I will make time for my first pot of Christmas tea this season, I will give myself at least one hour to sit quietly and read, and I will keep the house clean. It's so hard to feel relaxed and focused when my living space falls into chaos.

22 comments:

  1. It's so hard this time of year! I hope you find some quiet moments to relax and revel.

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  2. I wonder what your Christmas tea is like ... ? Is it spicy? How do you make it?

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  3. Just lovely - how thoughtful of him!! Have a lovely weekend! I hope you find some time to relax!

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  4. i totally agree... when things start to get crazy and non-stop, it can be so overwhelming. but i love your idea of making small promises to yourself!

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  5. it's so important to spend time on the little, relaxing things in life. i keep reminding myself to do the same!

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  6. such sweet flowers! this time of year is so busy--i've got one more week of paper-writing and then i intend to take some quiet time for myself. i'm also wondering about your christmas tea. what kind do you use? it's gotten so cold here in ky that having a cup of tea in my hands is vital to keeping my fingers in working order.

    i hope you have a fun weekend with a good balance of busy-ness and quiet moments.

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  7. how nice of D. i hope you do get some time to yourself. and it's amazing how much better it feels when the house is clean.

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  8. Yes, please tell us what goes into Christmas Tea!

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  9. beautiful photo... gorgeous bed and flowers. Nice place to wake up!

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  10. thrifting men are the best kind. enjoy your first pot of tea, and have a lovely weekend!

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  11. Oh, how sweet of him! I was drooling over tulips last night, haha.

    I do hope you're able to find some quiet time to yourself this weekend! We've got a busy one ourselves.

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  12. what a sweety. yes, keeping the house clean is a good goal! it will help you get through all your other tasts faster. have fun this weekend!

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  13. how sweet for the boy to bring you flowers... in a vase no less! adorable. also, good for you for making time for yourself. the holiday season is for contentment (yes, and also for family), but not for stress!
    xo meg

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  14. R-
    Drink that pot of freshly brewed tea, enjoy each moment, life can change and all the things you worry about become non-worrisome --especially when you have those lovely flowers to remind you just how loved you are!
    pve

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  15. what a thoughful guy you have. I'm with you on the house cleaning, not I manage to keep mine that way, but when its freshly cleaned it is ridiculous how happy it make me, its a wonder I don't get it back to that more often.

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  16. I am going to be thrifting for vases this week, possibly. I have two white elephant gifts to get so, naturally, the thrift store is where I go. That or to Target to white elephant some Christmas decorations! :)

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  17. I am so feeling you on getting swamped -- double boo (one for you, one for me)! But: love that vase. Love tulips, so the surprise is doubly sweet, in my opinion. And I love these promises you're making -- I told myself I'd work from home today so that I wouldn't have to play catch up next week -- and what did I do? Finished + ordered the annual photobook that I give my husband on our anniversary. Except, our anniversasry is in June. And this one spanned 2007-2008. I'm such a rockfest. But have a fab weekend, and keep up all the goodness :)!

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  18. just simply seeing those yellow tulips makes me feel so relaxed already.

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  19. You make me want to put flowers everywhere in the house! Haha. Have a nice day! :)

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  20. So true. I'd been in a bit of a slump lately and didn't have the time or energy to clean properly for a couple weeks. Then I took half a day and just got it done, and I feel so much better!

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  21. love the tulips...hope your weekend has been great!!
    michelle

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