checking in, a winner, and two introductions

Author: angiem, 05 03rd, 2010

Weather-wise today was odd. Wind, rain, cold, interspersed with a bright sunny sky and a gentle breeze. Inside it was cozy and warm, all the lamps lit, everyone going about their business in the nicest way possible. I had a ton of paperwork, but two books arrived in the mail and deciding which to read first was of major importance.

The weekend wasn’t as bad as I had anticipated. Saturday morning was spent at our favorite bakery, chatting with neighborhood friends, drinking mugs of coffee and eating a few croissants each, after which we went to the book store where my sweet husband took the kids to the kid section and babysat them while I went in search for books. Somehow, I got lost in the maze of book shelves and emerged an hour later with my arms full. Then it was pizza for lunch and home,
where we all piled up in our king sized bed, each with our newly bought book treasures. But somehow we fell asleep. Each single one of us. Maybe the starches we consumed all day long were to blame, because we slept until the sky darkened. I was the first to wake up, disoriented and felling guilty for sleeping when I had so much work I needed to get done.

After a delicious omelet that hubby prepared, we went out for ice cream and dessert, then home for family game night. And so the day ended sometime around 1 am when I couldn’t keep my eyes open a moment longer, and my daughter fell asleep on the living room floor.

Then Sunday came with its breakfast out, visit to friends, grocery shopping, and another long nap. And now it’s Monday night. Although I did work today, it wasn’t rushed. I feel rested and ready
for this week. I believe it will be a good one. A blessed one. Wishing you a blessed one as well.

Congratulations to Beth for winning this last giveaway. Stop on by and say hello.

Also, I have been tagged to post my 10th photo by two lovely friends, and I’m sorry to say that I can’t since I’m having issues with my laptop and am working from my iPhone and iPad until this coming weekend.
Please visit Sharon and
Ange, and wish them a beautiful week.


39 Responses to “checking in, a winner, and two introductions”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    That family nap sounds divine — I think I might try it with my own family this weekend!

  2. julie Says:

    Dear Angie
    Sounds like a perfect weekend.. good company… good food.. plenty of rest and no deadlines.. I’m glad you had this chance to relax and unwind… good luck with the laptop issues and hope your coming week is wonderful…

    Oh and Ange and Sharon are the best. I’m sure everyone will enjoy a visit there.. just as I do .. ciao ciao xx Julie

    congrats to Beth also..

  3. Kathy Says:

    Sounds like a perfect weekend to me! Have a wonderful week ahead.

  4. Jeanne Says:

    Sounds like a great weekend to me Angie! I am envious….I must remember to slow down on the weekends. They go by all too quickly. More importantly, do tell, which two books arrived and which one did you choose??

    Hope you week goes as well as your weekend!


  5. French Fancy Says:

    Oh your weekend sounded lovely. We sometimes go ‘upstairs’ for an ‘afternoon nap’ at weekends and eventually also fall asleep. I seem programmed to sleep when lying there trying to read a book.

    I hope you have a blessed week as well.


  6. Jessica Says:

    What a day. To fall asleep in the middle of the day…that sounds really nice right now. LOL!

  7. deb @ talk at the table Says:

    glad to got share a weekend of respite within the beautiful safe circle of family and friends.
    here’s to a fine week.

  8. deb @ talk at the table Says:

    oh, and I keep meaning to ask, did you say you don’t have a lawn?

  9. Beth Says:

    This winner thanks you very much!
    I think those days that conspire to make us sleepy – and read! – are lovely. Even more so when done together as a family.

  10. Janna Qualman Says:

    Angie, that weekend sounds wonderful! It seems like your family was in need of some downtime.

    Take care!

  11. Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita Says:

    Sounds like a great weekend to me!
    And Congratulations to the winner!

  12. Gigi Says:

    Oh, I love nothing more than getting lost in bookshelves and coming out with bouquets of books! Sounds like a great weekend, Angie! xoxo G

  13. Francesca Says:

    I love family naps on the communal bed! Happy week Angie!

  14. Mary Moon Says:

    What a dear, cozy report!

  15. pretty far west Says:

    Everyone piled on a large bed, reading their new books, sounds like a perfect afternoon.

  16. Susan Says:

    Must go back to bed but with piles of new books (half sent by others, thank goodness - for my bank account’s health) on either table. As marvellous & varied as they are, if I keep my eyelids open more than 5 minutes, I’ll be lucky. (Yes, it is 10am on East coast…dumb story, not enough sleep.

    It sounds like so much fun. I used to go to bookshop with family but now mostly alone. I like both but would like more of a balance.


  17. Dash Says:

    Angie, would you believe, here in South West France, the temperature has plummeted to 2 degrees Celsius and it’s snowing!
    When you have a mo, could you pop over to mine, I have something for you.

  18. Englishvers Says:

    Ah, to loose oneself amongst the bookshelves. Sounds like you had quite a pleasant weekend.

  19. Ava Says:

    I’m happy to hear that. After that post on Friday I was worried about you. I should of known you’d find a way to relax.

  20. Nancy C Says:

    Weekends like the one you described are a balm for the soul. Good for you all.

  21. La Belette Rouge Says:

    Congrats to Beth. And, I am so happy to hear you had such a lovely weekend.

  22. Bunny Says:

    Angie, that sounds so perfect! Piling everyone in bed with good books and a nap, I love days like that! I am so glad you were able to relax and rest a bit! I hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day!!
    PS, thanks for the nice comment re. my age..I will be 45 in September. I really do love getting older, I am very happy and feel so blessed to be on this earth with good health and lots of love.

  23. Sabine Says:

    Oh, this sounds like such a perfect weekend! Coffees, croissants, books, family, relaxing… I hope the week ends as good for you as it started. xx

  24. Crystal Says:

    I love those kinds of weekends. It’s hard not to feel guilty for resting up, when theres so much that needs to be done. But sometimes we just gotta be lazy, and enjoy life, and SLEEP :)

  25. Jennifer Says:

    What a lovely weekend! I look forward to the days that we can all curl up and read books here — some day . . .

  26. Relyn Says:

    Lucky, lucky Beth. Just stopping by to say Hi.

  27. She Writes Says:

    A man who makes breakfast! I can only imagine :)!!

  28. cathi Says:

    That sounds like a wonderful weekend, Angie! So relaxing! Congrats to Beth!

  29. Holly L Says:

    Pizza, croissants, ice cream, up to 1 am…can I come visit this weekend? Sounds delightful.

  30. Ange Says:

    Angie that sounds like just the most perfect weekend. Sometimes I miss the proximity of places to go out for breakfast or icecream - not that you can do breakfast or just dessert in France. We don’t have that flexibility. But still - all snuggling up together on the king size bed with a pile of books seems like heaven to me.
    Hmm - you’re making me look forward to winter ;-)

  31. Anya Says:

    Such a restful and beautiful weekend! You are a lucky girl. :-))) Wishing you wonderful the rest of the week. :-)

  32. Becky Ramsey Says:

    What a heavenly weekend. I love family naps and trips to the bookstore!

  33. pamela Says:

    Don’t you just love waking up from a nap, a little uncertain about who, or where, you are? I love your choices of weekend activities. Especially the ice cream!

  34. Laura [What I Like] Says:

    That sounds wonderfully indulgent…and like some perfect family time! Nothing better than napping at inappropriate times I think.

  35. joanne Says:

    Love the image of all the family snuggled up with newly chosen books…
    happy days to you,

  36. kelleyn Says:

    Hope the weather gets better and that you can get some rest soon.

  37. Diane Says:

    Blast those laptops!

    Hope your week is going well. Croissants with warm butter….. yummy!

  38. Susu Paris Chic Says:

    Bakery, hanging out with friends, pizza, bookstore… beautifully simple, best life ever. I know the feeling of thinking that something shall be quite horrendish… and then it turns out not to be.

    You are sweet. So honest and communicative about your feelings. That delights my life.

    Hugs from Paris!

  39. Eternally Distracted Says:

    Sounds fabulous - I must leave here now and find someone to make me coffee and croissants!

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