05 August 2011

i'm grateful for . . . giving myself the weekend off

Greetings all,
How am i, glad you asked.  Feeling achey, run down & exhausted, even my hair hurts right now, so i'm allowing myself to relax this weekend with little on the 'to do' list other than get through some magazines & maybe some knitting/ lounge craft??
I dragged my lethargic body to school this morning & drove home via the newsagency (stalking Mollie Makes before my subscription commences with issue 5).  This Dolls magazine purchase is pure "buying a magazine because of what is on the cover" marketing genius, look at those eyes, she had to come home with me + 2 free magazines!!
 Also in 'free magazine with purchase' mode, came these build/ design/ decorate a house choices making 5 magazines for $20!!
 They can go on top of this pile of magazines . . . backed up from the school holidays, i had such big plans to relax more & read/ flick/ indulge but gazed lovingly at my husband instead.  Feeling like i do right now, they'll all get devoured shortly.  I really liked Marion from the little bits of MasterChef i caught, so her cookbook fell into my trolley this week.  She's so inviting & friendly, i hope her recipes are basic & my basic level.
 I'm not fluey or viral, just tummy achey & extremely tired, i'm not sleeping well??  Argh.  My hands are all but paralysed from carpal tunnel & i think i'll have to consider surgery more seriously one day sooner than later.
 In the mean time, i've been playing around with some TYPO letters . . .
 i've closed my website down (after 10 years) so i can catch my breath & will reopen for a few weeks each season, i can not tell you how much pressure that has lifted.  In the 'custom design' section where you can choose a fabric & a product to be made up, i think it might be cute to rename it "Pick&Mix".
 How cool is the mirrored 'M'??
Wishing you energised weekends, lucky you for having a spark.  Me, i'm telling myself it's ok to recognise i need a rest, we've already had a big week with SRC/ class captain inductions & a certain high schooler has been awarded the Semester 1 Academic Award, very proud!!  5 more weeks until my next husband visit, yahoo.  He really is in the Army you know, not prison, it just feels like it sometimes with him interstate & all.  Can you see all of this building up on my shoulders??  
Maxabella Loves asks what we're grateful for each Saturday, i'm sharing my weekend off from everything other than essential mothering, my children can talk among themselves while i put my feet up.  Love Posie
PS any school sewing class horror stories, comment here to win a cool crafty prize & celebrate my 400th post!!
PPS many thanks for the encouraging comments on the wardrobe revamp in the last post, we've gone with honey yellow & beeswaz polish with brushed steel knobs, to be revealed in a post soon.


29 comments:

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Enjoy your weekend of magazine reading and couch crafting - you well and truly deserve it! It's just as important to schedule those in to refuel, otherwise we crash and burn.

Kate said...

Good for you Jennie, It is wonderful to be able to achieve lots but it is so important to recognise the time to stop and recharge. I hope you have the best, slowest weekend and your kids entertain and feed themselves and leave you to it.
ps. thanks heaps for the NT tips. Nothing like local knowledge.

loulou said...

Miss Posie

I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling that well.

Can I make a big batch of my homemade chicken soup for you all. (it's yummy and nurturing).

You have made a very admirable and brave move - well done.

take care

x
Loulou

Jennie said...

You deserve to shut the site down for a while and put your feet up!
Congratulations to your children - its so great when they are recognised for their fabulous achievements!!!! Have a lovely quiet weekend Jennie.XX

(ps. the Mr has got a job in Brisbane, so he will be going and we will follow soon!)x

Leanne said...

Yes, enjoy your weekend of relaxation & flicking through magazines. I hope you feel alot better by the end- although i think essential mothering for 4 children sounds pretty exhausting too.

Amanda said...

A great selection of magazines to read over the weekend!! Sounds like you definitely deserve a relaxing one with your feet up. I love that wooden mushroom - do you remember where you got it from? Hope you're feeling better soon xx

georgi said...

look after yourself! I recommend citrusy hot drinks with ginger.. hope you're feeling better soon. x

Shelley @ My Shoebox Life said...

Enjoy the time out for yourself this weekend. It's something we rarely do enough of, but it's amazing how re-energised you can feel after taking the weight off your shoulders and load off your feet for a few days. xx

Maxabella said...

Hurty hair, poor Posie. I hope you get your much needed R&R this weekend, ready to bounce back to your usual insanely-positive and manic self!!! And THANK YOU for the birthday wishes, lovely you. x

Kellie said...

Enjoy your weekend off. It sounds like you well and truly need it. A good mag always makes me feel better. xx

Taylor Made said...

Take care and enjoy all that down time...busy weeks can really catch up with you...I am hoping for a weekend to rest and refuel also.

Tania said...

Have yourself a good and restful weekend. Put your feet up and read those mags! Hope you feel better soon xo

Kymmie said...

Oh Posie, poor you. Get that surgery soon, surgery will beomce less effective if you don't do something soon (just when you thought one mother was enough!)

You get better soon, girl, and enjoy all those lovely magazines. I sure am envious. And when all my renovating is over, I'm going to spend lots of time making tea and lovely things so I can sit down with some magazine inspiration.

Oh, the bliss. Enjoy it all, and I hope it makes you feel more rested and healthy. xx

Miss Mandy said...

Good for you! Enjoy the time out.

Miss Cinti - my poppet said...

Pick & Mix, I like it!

Tammi said...

Hooray to you for taking time out for yourself this weekend...lots of R&R okay Miss Posie!!
Feel better soon sweet.

x

TexWisGirl said...

get some rest! sounds like your body is telling you it needs it!

Cate said...

So very wise of you to listen your body and give yourself some well-deserved down-time.
Hope it is a very quiet and relaxing weekend
xxxCate

The Creative Beast said...

Good for you for taking a break!! those magazines look like just the cure for your exhaustion - I may have to locate some of those magazines stateside!

Enjoy the weekend and all the magazines =-)

trash said...

Ref: the surgery. Sooner is better than later. My surgeon commented on the residual nerve damage that occurs the longer it is left.

Tas said...

Chill out while you can, Jen. It is a rare event that the calendar is free and empty and we can find it within ourselves to just stop without feeling guilty or at a loss.

Enjoy. And I hope that you feel better for it.

Bree said...

Knowing how hard you work love you should get every weekend off!

Enjoy and good girl for recognising when you just need a little break. You'll be back and firing next week!

Felicity said...

Agh Jennie I hope it all settles down and you are truly able to enjoy some quiet time snuggled up with that terrific pile of mags and books.

Sending you lots of love Sweetheart....could a bubble bath be on the cards?

xx Felicit

Shan said...

hope you are feeling better soon and so glad you have been able to give yourself a weekend off :)

take care x

Lene said...

OMG! I have to buy that magazine...purely for that beautiful cover!

Feeling the need for some TLC myself this weekend. Thanks kids for the lovely, heavy head cold.

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Hope you have a relaxing weekend and can recharge for the next few weeks of solo parenting. Enjoy that pile of magazines.

Mum on the Run said...

Enjoy a well earned semi-break.
Happy weekend to you.
:-)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I would LOVE to know more about closing your website. I'm in a similar space (but nowhere near the success you've had :)) and am battling. Here's my post if you're so inclined...

http://www.the123blog.com/2011/07/bit-down-40th.html

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