A Lovely Week 9.13.13

9.13.2013

1. flowers from hubs cause it was a hell of a week 2. proud new sofa owners 3. creepster alert! 4. out & about abbot kinney 5. having fun shooting with our new baby 6. late work night selfie 7. rips & tears 8. first pumpkin spiced latte of the season! 9. longest short week ever 10. hiding behind fabrics today 11. what heaven must look like 12. leaving work earliyish 13. happy thursday, my friday! 14. feeling rockabilly today 15. long story short, free food! 15. relaxing on my day off

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Awkward-
The last two weeks in general... how the days just seem to blur together into weeks... months.. and before you know it you've blinked and its the beginning of Fall and Halloween candy is out on the shelves? I'm not just not ready!!! Can life please just stop a second so I can take a few deep breaths?! On a slightly less dramatic note, the movers trying to get our new sofa into our apartment with long and windy and narrow hallways... I even had to knock on our front door neighbor's door at 9am on a Saturday to ask if we could use the extra space to get the thing in... it went like this- "Oh hi, um you're not the neighbors that I met last month... nice to meet you. I live across the hall and was wondering if you minded us using your entrance to get a little more space to get that monster of a sofa into my apartment. Sorry I hope I didn't wake you..." all while the movers were panting and holding up a a massive sofa... Oh and while we were on the stairway I kept thinking about that Friends episode where Ross tries to get his equally large sofa up to his apartment and fails... pivot... pivot... PIVOT! Having my very own paparazzi following me around Abbott Kinney for this new direction I'm taking my style shoots in (you'll see!).. it was awkward and embarrassing and not in a good way but I'm liking the results so I guess I'll just have to get used to it... and I quote hubs- "Never did I think you'd be telling me enough, stop taking pictures of me"... but I was...

Awesome-
Life in general... you know when things get so wonky (a British term I've adopted) that it helps put things into perspective and allows you to really see what the important things are... that's what's been going on... And while yea, it sucks to have to go through hard stuff to get this clarity, I'm always so grateful when it comes... Little things like flowers form hubs because he knows how tough it's been and how easily flowers can put a smile on my face... Being owners of a new sofa... silly I know, but it's our first big purchase as a married couple and it feels pretty great... like a milestone of sorts... Seeing hubs as excited about taking pictures and wanting to collaborate (willingly) on the blog because of our new camera e just can't put down... Seeing him be so inspired inspires me... A pumpkin spice latte because it really is that delicious and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside... And also because it reminds me of another life in another time when we lived in London and that pumpkin spiced goodness was what helped me feel closer to home when I was miles away and homesick... That I still find some inspiring things within the chaos that is the fashion industry... and knowing that I've learned to hold onto the little inspiring bits thanks to all the ups and downs that my career/life has thrown at me... My co-workers... they really are an amazing bunch and help me get through the toughest of days... Something that I have always found to be true, bonds are stronger when you endure craziness together because no one else could possibly understand or relate... A free dinner last night courtesy of my landlord who also conveniently (for me) owns the restaurant next door and saw me as I dragged my tired body home from the bus stop... he took one look at me and decided I've been working too hard and not eating enough because I was looking skinny (I swear older men everywhere take a dad role with me) and so he insisted on giving me a free meal... to which I was so grateful for I could cry because hubs has been working late all week as have I and I was pretty sick of the egg sandwiches I'd been consuming and so I didn't put up a fight... Life has a funny way of stepping in and taking care of you when you really need it... and as simple as that gesture was, a free dinner, it was exactly what I needed right then and there so thank you a million times over M! Days off... because sometimes you just need a little me time to relax and reset...

Awkward & Awesome inspired by The Day Book, thanks Sydney!

***Today I am thankful for this glorious day off... I've really been needing this!***

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