4.27.2014

weekending




sleeping, windows open
waking, birdsong and light skipping across my kitchen counters...

mama's on the mend (though she has months of rehabilitation and therapy ahead of her, she IS recovering, which is big, very big.... not so long ago I worried things may go quite differently, and the fact that my spring and summer (and beyond) are once again spread out before me full of possibility and hope and happiness...... so, so grateful)

a package of goodies recently purchased from sweet Cory, one for me, one for a friend



a bike ride with Claire to a friend's house (the girls bickered while we mamas sat, tea in hand in the sunshine, and mostly ignored the bickering while we caught up) and then to town~ we walked around town square and wandered through an antique store.  once home it was flower bouquets and sunshine, some transplanting of succulents into my first hypertufa pots, and sowing some poppy seeds that recently arrived in the mail from a friend.  the same friend who taught me to make the hypertufa, actually~






and then after a dinner of boxed Annie's mac and cheese slightly dressed up with peas and ricotta, we took a walk with coconut ice cream bars and ended up on a tour of a neighbor's yard and home.


and now, the sun is down but the birds are still singing, and it's time for me to get this girl heading towards slumber.  both of us, actually~ if I can put down my new book, that is.


weekending with amanda

18 comments:

  1. So very happy to hear about your mom, such good news. Your weekend sounds just lovely, happy that you were able to soak it all up. Have as great week.

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    1. thank you, Kim! it was a very nice weekend, with my mom's improvement helping to shift my perspective and keep me soaking in all the goodness.

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  2. I can't help but smile as I read your words Amanda, I am so happy for you. Your Mama on the mend, Cory's designs, flowers, ice cream, truly a wonderful weekend in your world.

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    1. thanks, Tracey~ here's to things looking up!

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  3. Good news about your mum. Sounds like a blissful weekend.

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    1. such long awaited and welcomed news indeed~ things are looking up and I couldn't be happier!

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  4. so so happy that rehab is in your mother's future and you are enjoying the everyday events. We have had a night or two with the windows opened and it was quite refreshing!! love your simple dinner. When mine where little I would make pancakes....they loved that for dinner!

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    1. LOVE the windows-open nights, and something about that first week of it is always so great. refreshing, YES. oh Claire has been requesting pancakes almost daily for a while now- I need to get on it!

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  5. Such, such good news about your mama!

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    1. thank you, Erin~ I couldn't agree more!

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  6. sounds like a beautiful weekend. <3 book looks good too

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    1. I am really enjoying it~ one of our librarians recommended it for me when I asked her for something enjoyable and not too heavy.

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  7. So glad to hear good news about your mother! Happy that you had a lovely weekend and glad that you are also on the mend after a tough several weeks!

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    1. and I am so glad to have the good news to share! yes, my world is shifting back towards ordinary and way less stressful by the day...... and I am sooooooo grateful for that!

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  8. love the wee pot of flowers on your window sill and again, such good news about your mama. glad you can settle into the stretch of summer with a lighter heart.

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    1. thank you, amanda. I do think we are now officially just plugging along in the right direction, yes indeed. it feels so incredibly good to have that weight lifted off of my chest.

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  9. Such great news about your mom. I am very happy for you. I had a feeling things would turn out in a healing way. And your photos are always so stunning. Thanks for always sharing about me and my stuff. You are a doll and I really do appreciate your good energy.
    XO

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    1. thanks, Cory! I'm so grateful that your feeling turned out to be right. thanks, you are sweet- always means a lot to me when you compliment my photos since you're married to a rockstar photographer ;)

      very happy to share far and wide about you and your lovely creations!
      xo

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