Friday, July 8, 2011

Wills and Kate in Canada!

Wow I totally sucked it at blogging this week.  Woops!

Working at home is great and I wouldn't trade it for anything, but disconnecting can be tough.  In my regular day-to-day there's not usually much time to just be.  Do you know what I mean?  Sometimes I'll be going, going, going and I think to myself, "Hmmm I wonder what it's like to have the time to watch tv or read a book in the middle of the day?" This week I let myself do both those things and more, and it was awesome.  No matter how many times someone tried to suck me into work I just didn't let myself do it.  With the exception of a few calls I managed to let myself experience being relaxed at home with no set agenda.  Do you know how terrific it is to just sit down in the early afternoon and randomly watch, say, Paper Heart?  I sure hope you do.  It's as good as a vacation!

So anyway, along the way I managed to get into my closets and set some items aside for a blog sale but instead of doing that post today decided to hold out until next week.  William and Kate spent yesterday in Calgary, Alberta which is very close to where I grew up and where my brother and his family live today.  I'm so bummed that I'm not at home to see all the coverage of their visit.  Look at these wonderful pictures of the two of them upon arrival being greeted by a little girl battling cancer--they made her wish come true through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  I've got to confess:  I cried a little -- you can't fake genuine kindness and these two are chock full of it.  See the full story here.




I guess I'm feeling a bit homesick today.  Okay quite a bit homesick.  I've got to stop watching Anne of Green Gables so much.

But at least the weekend is here and you know what that means, right? Two more days of doing nothing much.  I don't know about you, but I'm totally ready to get busy doing nothing.  I have Big Brother on dvr and it's  rarin' to go.  Woot!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Pictures c/o:  National Post, Just Jared and the Toronto Sun

58 comments:

Katie said...

These are things I need to remember to do. Stop, relax, and just enjoy. Shouldn't be so hard.

this free bird said...

It makes me totally chill out and not be such a maniac. Then I see pictures like Wills & Kate and cry my eyes out. Most times I'd just scream "Must be nice to fly around in fancy clothes making wishes come true!!"

I really don't like being like that.

This was a great week!
xo,
C

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Oh those too exude everything good! Love them.
And it must be glorious to work from home. But, I do know what you mean by how easy it is to just be doing doing doing and not rest. I can never seem to find the balance of work and rest.
And I hope you find what path you want to go on. I really need to start new paths in certain areas of my life. It's one of those things when you just know it's time...


xo

Lori said...

I love all the coverage of Wills & Kate ~ they are a stunning couple. I actually did a post on Wednesday with shots throughout their trip here. Big Brother is going to ROCK this year ~ let me know once you watch it. Happy week-end. xo

RosaLovesDC said...

Lady enjoy your weekend and rest. I am so glad that you are setting boundaries in terms of the work load and really enjoying working from home.

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Tanvi said...

They really did kill it up there!!! [I am in Texas so it is really up there! :P] ... I am too am looking forward to the weekend of doing nothing ... probably husband will force me to watch a marathon of Breaking Bad. Will let you know how tht goes. You have a good weekend!

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LyddieGal said...

I seriously cry over everything, just reading this I'm brushing away tears.

I'm glad you've been taking a little personal time, hope that wrist is feeling better!

Jamie said...

So not to be negative Nancy but if Will and Kates arrival messes with my nail appt. I'm gonna be pissed! hahaha!!
I have to drive by LAX on the 405 today and I have no clue what time they're arriving...you know the 405 will be jammed once they do!!

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Empress said...

I was feeling pretty shitty too when they were in Ottawa I lived there for 3 years, just moved back to Toronto last year!

-Shanny

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Judy C said...

Every time I think how hard it would be to marry into the royal family I also think about the opportunities Kate has to bring joy and comfort to the people she visits with.

TheChambrayCountess said...

Sometimes a little break during the day is all you need to recharge... and maybe a little royal couple watching, too :) I didn't know about the Make-A-Wish story, that is so sweet!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I started crying when that little girl saw Kate and ran to her to give her a big hug it was the most precious thing ever.

xo

Ashleigh said...

I'm madly in love with Will & Kate, what a pair of lovelies. Also, quite a bit homesick as well. Glad you were able to disconnect for a bit - enjoy the weekend!

Daisy said...

I don't work from home but i hear you. time to chill out is key b/c sometimes i feel like its from work home to the computer or out to an event! things are starting to slow down though!!

marissa at the boot said...

they really are so sweet. i love them. and cold she have any fiercer hair? no!
i too am a sucker for anne of green gables. :)

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

The pics from their trip have been killing me. They just draw you in. Such a sweet pair.

Leah said...

I love Kate Middleton (like the rest of the world). She seems so genuine and she's got great style! What's not to love?

xo L.

Debby said...

Oh, this is so touching. The Make A Wish Foundation does such amazing things. Sorry to hear you are feeling homesick. I don't think I could focus if I had to work from home! xo

Marie a la Mode said...

Aww Carrie, I'm sorry you're so homesick : ( Will you get to visit your family this summer? I hope so. A trip home would be good for you! I saw these pictures earlier this morning and they warmed my heart, too. Will and Kate just seem like such genuine and caring people and I'm so proud and honored that they came to visit our country.

Hang in there Carrie! I hope you feel better soon.

Jessica said...

Isn't it sad that we're always so "rush rush rush" during the week AND on the weekend?! I should really schedule a weekday for R&R. Or at least take time to myself on the weekend.

That couple is just too perfect. Sigh. And the little girl is darling!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Awww...I love this post. What a sweet gesture on the part of both of them! :)

Courtney Erin said...

Now you're making me homesick! My uncles and their kids all live in Calagry - I wish I could have watched all the Wills and Kate coverage with them!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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fshnonmymind said...

I loved Anne of Green Gables!! I read the books and was so happy when it aired on PBS as a kid. :)

Enjoy those moments to yourself. Sometimes they can be the best thing for your mental health and have you working and feeling better afterwards.

kimbirdy said...

oh good for you!! it's so hard to set those boundaries when your work space and your home space are one in the same. but we all need big breaks from work, so i'm glad you've been doing that. woohoo! also, william & kate will be in LA today and through the weekend. maybe they can bring you something from canada. :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Anne of Green Gables! It's my all time favorite everything: crush, storyline, setting, characters. Sigh. I need to go watch some.

I adore Kate's dress by the way.

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

I've been obsessing over the Wills and Kate visit! Isn't that yellow dress simply perfection???

modanista junkie said...

Yes it's always nice to work from home, and take a little break here and there. Just don't get so use to it because you will get sucked in and get waaaay too comfortable. Trust me - it's happen to me before. :)

xoxo,
mel

Style Journey said...

Glad you are enjoying your vacation. I wish I could relax while on vacation, but with 2 kids, it just can't be! I envy you :)

And I do love Will and Kate, they do seem genuine. Sorry to hear you are homesick.

Alana said...

You just reminded me how I love Anne of Green Gables...must get the dvds.

Josie said...

They are the SWEETEST couple. I'm obsessed.
xo Josie
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la petite coquine said...

I'm so impressed that you just took some time to yourself-we should all start doing that! This morning John and I had a leisurely breakfast and I got into the office at 10-I'm still relishing it!

Enjoy the weekend, the Big Brother and the inevitable cocktails!

Bonnie said...

I never have time to just "be."
I don't even think I understand the concept.

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PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Kate got style!! She is a pretty woman.
Have a nice weekend!!

drollgirl said...

dang it, these photos are making me sniffle. but it is nice to see that royalty can still be kind and sweet and caring. it helps to have one's faith restored in humanity, as we see so many damn stinkers in the media all of the time! urgh!

p.s. love anne of green gables. i think i need to watch it again since i haven't seen since i was a kid!

Claire Kiefer said...

This really is so sweet. I'm a little homesick too, but fortunately I'm going to Georgia next week! Glad you've had some down time--really, it's the best.

alli/hooray said...

Oh my gosh, these photos! So sweet I almost teared up a little by the last one. Don't even get me started on Anne of Green Gables, my childhood friend..

Cheers to a weekend of more relaxing, Carrie!

Meghan said...

I just got home from the Stampede Parade - I got to see them there! I think you should come visit your brother.

Jess said...

Wow, those pictures actually just gave me the chills. What an amazing moment caught on camera.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend, Carrie! I'm actually about to go hit a few golf balls with my hubby. This should be funny...

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Taking a vacay next month and can't wait to just chill and do nothing...sounds amazing!! And those pictures seriously just warmed my heart. Love. Her.

Hope you have a good weekend sister!

Meghan said...

Technically, I just saw Kate but I did see Wills cowboy hat! They drove the parade route but were in a big car with just the windows down and were waving and I was on her side of the street. So she was kinda blocking Will :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Agreed! They do seem like nice and genuine people who happen to be royalty. So sweet that the little girl's dream came true!

xoxo,

Chic 'n Cheap Living

kendall k. said...

this post really rang true girl! I work from home and this week has been slow so it has been a constant struggle with myself. haha I was able to read in the middle of the day today~ crazy.
LOVE these photos, they're so awesome.
Have a great weekend.

Tracy D said...

So interesting that you're an Alberta girl..I'm in Calgary, such a small world :) Was that not the most amazing thing to see, I got caught up in all the royal excitement and wished I would have braved the 400,000+ crowds and gone to the parade today to try and see them in person ! On a completely opposite note, I am hoping you do a Big Brother recap too...can't wait to hear your thoughts after you watch the first jaw dropping episode.

Allison said...

How incredibly sweet. I think Kate is gorgeous. I'm going to have to check out the story.

Polly said...

To just be, how I miss this. Although today I made it my mission. Sure I still did chores, but I did it at my own pace, in between watching a little TV and cuddling with my little guys and I have to say we were all alot happier.

And Wills and Kate, now those are two very special people. Wills is the male version of Princess Di, such a sweet and gentle spirit with so much to give and it looks like Kate is much the same. What a lovely couple.

moonstruck-expose said...

OK.... it's Saturday morning... I'm half way through my coffee... curled up on the couch with my two adopted kitties... my man is still sleeping... and I am FULLY TEARING UP reading this post. They are so sweet to go see this little girl. Now I am homesick too. I had a sister pass away from cancer when she was just two years old so this story hits pretty close for me.

Very true what you're saying to not "go go go" all the time- good words, love. Down time is super important.. especially for creative people.

Have an amazing weekend and don't watch Anne of Green Gables anymore! Hahaha. You're hilarious. Go see a movie, and eat an unhealthy amount of popcorn and ice cream! xoxooxo. Much love, babes.

moonstruck exposé

x. juliana

minnja said...

Lovely pictures :)))

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Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) said...

These are some of the sweetest pictures I've ever seen.

:)
xx

Marjorie Rose said...

There's something about Will and Kate that is so genuine and true. Thanks for sharing this one. It's really sweet and endearing..

I hope you're enjoying your restful weekend. Mine involved a garage sale yesterday plus a few errands today.. I'll rest tonight..

She Wore It Well said...

I'm so glad you're taking a much deserved break. Especially now that it's summer and all.

You totally deserve it. I'm in the process of selling pretty much my entire wardrobe so I can afford Paris. Hope it's worth it!!

HAHA

x

Mouthwash said...

No way. I am totally watching Anne of Green Gables! Well, that was last week, but right now I'm watching the third movie of the installment.
Kate is so elegant!

Amber
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Megan said...

why did i not know you grew up close to calgary??

AND my grandma made me watch anne of green gables as a kid. i still love it :)

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

What a lovely gesture. I hope you get to visit your hometown soon! I've watched Anne of Green Gables (and the other movies) so many times and just adore it! The Anne books were some of my favorites growing up, too.

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

What a lovely gesture. I hope you get to visit your hometown soon! I've watched Anne of Green Gables (and the other movies) so many times and just adore it! The Anne books were some of my favorites growing up, too.

Kara said...

So cute! I loved watching Anne of Green Gables when I was younger

Amber Blue Bird said...

I read that story the other day and got a little choked up too

Isabel said...

that little girls story is so sad! im glad they were able to make her wish come true. kate would NEVER dress in wang! haha NEVER.

ps i LOVE anne of green gables.

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