I’ve been a fan of emmas designblogg for as long as I can remember. It is one of the only non-personal blogs that I continue to visit, and am constantly drawn in with the amazing photography and design in each of her posts. When I discovered she was coming out with a book, I pre-ordered it on Amazon right away! To see some inside pictures from the book, click here. Are you a fan of Scandinavian interior design?
My last post brought up a few questions about what line of work I have acquired! Oh, you guys are so cute – ME, with a REAL job?… I’ve mentioned that I ‘work’ here and there on my blog, but I suppose I really haven’t gotten into a full discussion about it.
My husband J is a contractor, self-made* and managed, he has energy that knows no bounds, impulse matched with smarts, and his company has seen so much success in so little time that people see him as a huge competitor in his industry. I mean, we’ve been here about three years, so he’s really made a name for himself in that time. Of course, running your own company requires a lot of hutzpah. Along with a crazy drive, a mind that never seems to rest, and the capability to
They say that behind every successful man is an even more successful woman.
Ladies & Gents, I am that woman. But who I am really? What is my role in this growing company?
These brown weathered moccasins from Freshly Picked are so cute, I almost said out loud, “I wish they came in my size!” The soft, buttery leather is perfect for little forming baby feet as they are learning to stand, crawl, and take their first steps. I think they’re perfect for boys or girls, what about you?
So I was tired and exhausted but everything went according to plan! The party went splendidly, family came by and we went out for dinner, baby did fairly well (all things considering!), and I even stole away for an afternoon nap on Sunday! Now I’ve got to get to work but I will definitely post about the party, with pictures!, as soon as I can possibly stand it!
ps. How did your weekend go?
I am sitting here writing this while preparing for the week ahead. With so much going on I thought I might as well pop in for a second and let you know my plans! Right now Princess is skiing at Ski Camp and J is working, & Prince is temporarily distracted by a bevy of toys on the ground and Disney Jr on the television (horrible mother alert! we watch tv!) – and I’m supposed to be doing some paperwork but I feel a headache coming on if I have to fill out any more project titles and references at the moment.
J leaves tomorrow for a 5-day stint working on a house in Ontario. This leaves me alone (!) for five days, which is both saddening because I will miss him, but also fills me with a tinge of giddiness as I think of all the girly movies I can watch while he’s away (Magic Mike, anyone?). I can also try to continue “sleep training” this baby boy of mine who just keeps it up with his night waking…
This week will also be full of preparations for Princess’ 7th Birthday Party, which is happening on Saturday and is Lego-themed. Lego, Lego, Lego, that’s all I can think about. I’ve been hoping that my party decorations get here on time – online shopping should definitely be an extreme sport. Depending on when you order, when the shipment gets packaged, which shipping method you choose, and the fear that customs might hold it at the border – it’s all very exciting and feels almost death-defying when it works out. But when it doesn’t? That just sucks. If this package doesn’t get here by Friday I’ll have to make an impromptu trip to the city and I’ll be left with double the party decorations. It was shipped out on Friday and is supposed to arrive in “3-8 business days”. I live in fear until DHL arrives. (And another note: DHL & I don’t get along. My packages rarely arrive on time with them. So double fear. Extreme.)
Along with hoping the decorations get here on time, I have to finish planning the food and think of games and make a playlist…
Also, it’s my birthday on Friday and I’ll be celebrating it with my two kids since the man won’t be back until after midnight. The big 2-9. What should I get myself? Flowers? A new charm for my Pandora bracelet? If money were no object I think I’d be looking for a new bag – my favourite ones are currently in the $400+ range – but money right now is something I’m trying to save and budget with, so perhaps I’ll go with the simple flowers & cake route. Chocolate always puts a smile on my face, and usually without the guilty price tag!
So I’ll be planning for Princess’ party, missing my man, and hoping that the babe sleeps this week… let’s hope it all goes fabulously!
ps. What are you planning this week?
….this is the year I turn 29. The last year of my twenties will be full of closure and reawakening. Getting rid of negativity and sorting through the hard stuff and coming out refreshed on the other side. I will take the time to smile more at my children and my husband. I will practice yoga full of intention and focus. I will learn patience, practice it, and, in doing so, teach it. I will laugh not only at the miseries and ironies of life, but also at the pure joy of it.
….this is the year I take full responsibility of my life. I realise that there is no else to blame for the things I don’t achieve, for the things I grasp at yet don’t reach. I know I hinder myself with all the excuses I make in my life. I will take a deep breath when I wake up and be thankful I am alive to cherish the day. I will take a deep breath at night and be happy with who I am. I will take the time to organize my thoughts, my ‘to-dos’, my life. No more excuses.
….this is the year I take the reins. I will no longer wonder what it’s like to run for 1 kilometre, or two or three. Instead of pushing away activities because I’m tired, I’ll push away laziness instead. I’ll take my children to the ocean even if it’s cold outside. I’ll play outside for hours. I’ll teach my children to respect our earth and relish in the wonders it brings. I’ll photograph the beauty of it all, but sometimes I’ll be having too much fun to take my camera out. That’s okay. Memories are in my heart and my mind, not just in a photograph.
….this year I will live in the life I want to live. No more excuses. The grass is only greener where I water it.
ps. What does this year bring for you?