a rare weekend


our weekend was a wonderful mix of lazy & productive & for the most part, spent at home. the best kind of weekend, i'm sure of that. i want to share little bits & pieces with you-
 
 

 



 

we spent our days slowly preparing breakfast, sipping on tea & coffee, ordering seeds for our spring & summer garden & making homemade pizza crust. i painted & experimented with my new watercolor set while he created a planting calendar for our growing season. i rested on sunday, knitting a few rows here & there, finishing up a couple of loads of laundry & basking in my i'm-reading-a-book! glory. it's feels good to be a "book person."
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i haven't talked much about our distance during the week on this space because honestly, life is such a mixed bag full of so much goodness along with struggle, too. but there is struggle & the weekends are really hard unless we are intentional about every moment of our day. spending four days apart during the week means catching up on household chores, garden work & our "us" time when luke is home. all of that leaves little time for much needed rest on the weekends from such a busy work week. so, weekends like this one are so rare that we must savor each moment of slowly preparing breakfast together & sharing our studio while doing little projects we both love. finding that balance is part of life & sharing it with another make it all so much richer.

i hope you, too, had a restful & rejuvenating weekend.
love,
natalie

12 comments:

bridgmanpottery said...

love your little painting!

Living on Love said...

I love that book! Is it a journal or what? I need one :)

natalie said...

living on love, it is a journal from target. :)

Kelton said...

so in love with your weekend photos. thank you for sharing.

Julia said...

sounds like an absolutely perfect weekend. we did long distance for our first year- and you are right- those times together (though, ours were not nearly every weekend) are so precious and can easily turn stressful if you set your expectations too high. i'm glad you two are so consciously working on enjoying your times together.

erin said...

your weekending will nourish you for the time apart, and because you can choose and edit what you spend time doing and not doing, it will likely include all of the joys you share and hold space for individuality. and, your waffles! oh my.

abby said...

I love your little watercolors. You definitely have a fun style that is all your own.

Sounds like a perfect weekend. And now I am feeling inspired to get out the new seed catalogues. You guys always seem so organized!

Liz / Tangible Ingredients said...

Yes, Kev and I had just that kind of weekend. We typically have a blur of catching up on weekends, but this week we brewed beer for the first time, read together on the couch, went for strolls, and baked biscuits together. It was leisurely and just perfect. I believe we share an affinity for thrifted mugs, my dear :)

Jess said...

Life wouldn't be as rewarding if everything were easy. I wish you luck and plenty more weekends as beautiful as this one.

Laney Butler said...

Looks like a nice weekend! I love the pic of your chickens running!

Jen said...

What kind of watercolors did you choose and are you liking them?

natalie said...

jen- i chose the lukas watercolor box :)

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