a few lovely things.


my fox door knocker found a new home. 
my little new jade plant to keep my baby palm company. 
this winter time sunset
kindling, just because. 
these golden trees.

his/hers weekend snippets + thoughts on rules.

we shared this weekend with our families. half and half. two family dinners. mine saturday, his sunday. 

i gave myself a picture snapping reprieve. sometimes you're just not in the mood right? so todays IG shot of my family dinner is actually borrowed from my octobers family dinner blog post...
is that cheating?

my husband always says im being dishonest if i don't attach the appropriate caption to the corresponding photo, or if i use an old photo with a description of a current event. rules, rules, rules. of course he says it in jest but it gave me momentary pause. anyone else have thoughts on this? can i get some second opinions here? who made up all of these rules anyway?

i hate rules. they're annoying, yes? they often have the opposite of their intended effect in that one would rather rebel against them than abide by them. truly though, i have always been the opposite: an obedient and relatively straight-laced girl. in the big things i never break the rules. but regarding the unimportant, society-implied variety? well i suppose that's where i get any itch i may have for ignoring the rules out of my system. needless to say i will continue putting whatever picture i want with whatever caption i please. touché to daniel. ;)

saturday we went to my grams house so daniel could do some handiwork and repairs. we also picked out some potted plants to take home. we are gradually getting her house ready to put up for sale so she can move to our area. yipeeee! ive been waiting for the day to have my gram nearby and it's closer than ever. 

sunday was off to daniels parents for turkey dinner. yumm. we also returned home with no doubt enough food for a couple days if not the rest of the week. 

and then comes monday. stating the obvious, i know. it just comes faster and faster each week, doesn't it? 

well happy monday besides and hooray for a short week!

rusty blogger with some snippets of the weekend.


so maybe i was a little overly ambitious. when my blog got its makeover back in april-ish i had this (what i thought to be) reasonable goal of five posts each week: monday thru friday. turns out? not so reasonable. no, not at all. i haven't written about style in eons (which is actually what i wanted to write the most) and on the rare occasion i do sit down with my laptop its more so ramblings about nonsense and who knows what else.
i set this unreasonable goal and in doing so set myself up for failure. ive done this before (ie. gym goals in particular. "i will work out an hour a day every day!" ppsshhh). i will imagine up grand ideas and then mayday!! crash, burn, etc.
now, it is possible i have figured out how to solve it. (maybe). in a word: balance. instead of five posts each week and ending up with nada/zip, how about aiming for one each week? we will see how this new grand idea pans out. since its really more mediocre than grand it may actually work.

now! after that mini diatribe, the weekend! last nite we had our good friends over to celebrate their ten year anniversary. (side note: we have friends that have been married ten years?? and that's us in a year and a half. yikes.)
we made a cheese and hummus platter and had lentils and lavash for dinner. the whole thing had a semi middle eastern feel to it. we even ate on the floor using our hands. what fun i tell you! we migrated more toward the UK for dessert because we had scotch. (i know i know,  that's not technically dessert -- its better).
congrats to j+m, ten years is only the beginning. ;)

also, one fantastic side benefit to having friends over is it motivated us to bust out that ancient to-do list, blow the dust off, and get to work. saturday included our usual morning routine followed by cleaning, grocery shopping, more cleaning, painting, landscaping and reorganizing much of our tiny apartment. it really does wonders to have some of those things crossed off that list!

hoping all had a fabulous and stress-free weekend...
oh, and monday! if that's possible ;)


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