Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Out of the Dust

Just when you (and truth be told I) thought I might never come back to the blogosphere BAM! here I am.  Every once in awhile you have to let your life crash down on you and just stop everything to take it all in.  So that's what I did.  Whether you've been following me for a year or a day you know I keep it real.  If things aren't so hot, I'll say it.  Things were not so hot.  Okay now that that's been confirmed we can get on with it.

 *Heart on her sleeve here at the bird*

All that being said I'm trying to get back into the routine of things.  Just yesterday I took an outfit picture for the first time in weeks and felt like it was back to day one of the blog.  Weird, right?  Anyway, in the meantime here's a bit of what I've been up to.  Get your pillow in case you slip into a coma.

Early mornings at the beach where I laid down while others played volleyball.

Late days spent reading books and watching the sun set through breezy palms.  
Oh summer. 
sigh
My best friend came to town and we celebrated my birthday by eating *cough* a few of these.  
In the span of just a few days we toasted to a new year over cocktails 
and serious talks and not-so-serious talks and spa dates and 
new restaurants and relaxing hotels and every other wonderful best friend thing.


Including sunsets that are particularly amazing during late August in SoCal.


And more birthday surprises with my closest friends.

After he left it was back to me and early mornings at the beach.
You see the best things when not that many people are around!


Afternoons spent in deep discussion with the cat.  


Spontaneous mini road trips.


And just this past weekend kissing summer goodbye.

Except I woke up this morning to 93 miserable degrees.  In fact I had a dream in which I discovered the oven had been on the hottest temperature for 3 days explaining why the house was so hot.  You know you've got a twitter problem when IN THE DREAM I tweeted: "My name is Carrie and my oven has been on 500 for 3 days."  Only then I opened my eyes to the flaming sun beating down on my bed. No bueno.  Oh.  And I didn't actually tweet that.  Just in the dream.

I guess I really might be getting back to normal after all.  

Thanks for hanging in there with me.  Your notes and emails have been incredibly kind and thoughtful--I appreciate you so much.  

What's been going on with you guys?  Ben F's the next bloody Bachelor!  Did you see the announcement?  Jesus take the wheel...

54 comments:

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Well hello there friend. Glad to see you back. And...I owe you an email reply...sorry. That life crashing down thing, having a mini version this week.

this free bird said...

I hear ya girl. No worries. We'll catch up when it works. Until then: margarita. xoxo

Katie said...

No more blogging? Just the thought of that made me entirely too sad.

Welcome back :)

Lori said...

Oh Carrie ~ welcome back girl! I will say that you have been missed but I have been away from the computer a fair amount so you have lightened my reading when I played catch up so that you for that! So nice to see you. xo

OneCraftyFox said...

Happy belated birthday!! Looks like you have had an awesome few days :)

My summer has virtually sucked ass. It has been the hardest few months of my life, but it certainly has given me a new perspective on life.

But now I'm starting to join the normal and the living again. lol.

Hugs, sweetie!

Debby said...

Welcome back. You were missed.
And.....Happy Belated Birthday.

Dancing Branflake said...

Welcome back! You were very much missed but we all understood your hiatus. When life hands you lemons, you take a break and drink some lemonade.

this free bird said...

complete with limoncello and a swig of vodka. only sometimes it's so tough you only want the straight lemonade. true that!

so good to hear from you!! and thanks for the bday wishes debby :) xoxo

Paula said...

Welcome back!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Zoku pops all around! I am so glad you're ok and back! I'm also sending san Diego weather vibes to both of us!

Jamie said...

Did my threat of tying you to the computer desk and starving you until you agreed to blog actually work? Wait I didn't really say that, maybe I just thought it...
Glad you're back girl!! You've been missed! Did you get my email? I sent you the resume...let me know what you think!

xoxox

http://www.glamlatte.com

whoorl said...

You were missed, my dear.

Callie Grayson said...

:)
good to see ya!
okay, i was laughing hysterically about the

My name is Carrie and my oven has been on 500 for 3 days.

seriously, I have dreams like that too with work stuff.... meaning I work way to much!

welcome back
xx
callie

Bonnie said...

I have missed you so damn much. If you ever leave again, I will have to come to SoCal and retrieve you.
Actually, that may not be a bad thing.
I could use some time in SoCal. That sounds quite lovely.

Anyway, I hope that things have improved for you. If you ever need anything, I'm here! :)

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Twitter: @GlamKitten88

fshnonmymind said...

So glad you're back, I missed you. I hope your life and sanity have gotten more centered.

taylor said...

welcome back! you were missed big time. love your instagrams and send a couple of those cupcakes my way!

Courtney Erin said...

I am so glad you're back! My blogging life is soooo much more interesting with you in it (for reals, I was getting ready to mail you some Ramona pinot to try to entice you back).

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

LyddieGal said...

The Bird is Back!
So happy to see you :)

I'm totally envious of your SoCal sunsets... complete with palm trees - you know i'd be all about that for outfit photos.

glad you had a great birthday, here is to another fab year!

Chic on the Cheap

Closet Fashionista said...

Welcome back! I agree, sometimes it's good to take a break! Looks like you've been having a good time :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Welcome back to bloggydom, girl! Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of blogging? ;o)

Happy belated b-day, and sounds like you've been taking some well-deserved time for yourself!

Tracy D said...

I missed you and your blog and am so happy that you're back. Your witty way of describing life's ups/downs just makes me smile and it's not the same here in the blogosphere without you!

Wander.Lust said...

yayyy welcome back! love the pictures by the way :)

Anna Walker said...

Glad you're back, sorry about your life crashing down, but it sounds like you had a wonderfully relaxing break and hope your life is all together now! :)

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

alli/hooray said...

Welcome back Carrie and happy belated birthday to you (hello delicious cupcakes). This summer has been tough on many levels, but a few relaxing trips have kept us sane (needless to say, blogging has been an afterthought). Hope things are well with you.

Dawn said...

Oh HUllo there!
Looks like your days have been very well spent.
Happy Belated to you!!!

heather said...

and how did i not say this earlier? happy birthday! i'm a zombie most of the time, thinking of making rowan and me zombies for halloween. your fans love you :) and missed you!

Amy said...

Welcome back! Am glad to see you back and blogging again.

And a big cheers to spending time with best friends. They make the world just so much better, no? :)

Cheers.

Josie said...

Ohhhh, Carrie, Carrie, Carrie! You KNOW I'm thrilled you're back. I've missed you to bits. I'm so glad that you got to see your bestie and take a little time off... Hope things are going better, doll!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

A warm welcome back to blogland, sweetie. It's good to take a short break from the blogging world from time to time. You were much missed;-)

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RosaLovesDC said...

Hey beautiful, welcome back! So glad that you took some time for yourself and to spend it with your friends and loves ones.
I miss you.

17 Perth said...

Welcome back!! Happy belated birthday and I must say, that cupcake would be awesome right now with my coffee!--anyway you could send it half way across the US? Haha. Early mornings at the beach are the best aren't they?? Glad you are feeling better---and hopefully refreshed. :)

annelise said...

The first and last pictures have a real vintage feel to them. Love.

Welcome back. A break is good for the soul - just as long as you come back to us!

Hope everything is okay. xx

Judy C said...

Missed you.

Debby said...

Carrie! Glad you are back. Love your deep discussions w/ the cat... ha! xo

Cara said...

hello my darling! Glad you are back!

Lilac and Grey

Lisa Griffin said...

I saw that about Ben and I can't believe it! First think I saw: Carrie is going to looove this! Welcome back!
www.indramaticfashion.com

TheChambrayCountess said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! I am glad you are back and I hope your "time off" was amazingly restorative, but from the pictures, I am pretty sure it was!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

not gonna blog for forever! - oh hellz no - i'm not letting that happen C! ... it's always good to STOP everything and reevaluate - i mean my blog has just been about my "life" latley - u do YOU and then worry about the rest! - here for u girl! .. u know if anyone has shit going on in the life that just won't let up, it's ME -- u have ur down time but then u get ur ass up and move on - only way to go/be!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Amber Blue Bird said...

welcome back! Sounds like you have had a relaxing time since you left the blog world. Nice to see you back :)

la petite coquine said...

Seeing you back put a big old smile on my face. I've missed you, and I'm not ashamed to say it. Welcome back, you gorgeous creature.

Marie a la Mode said...

I'm so glad you're back Carrie! I've been checking your blog daily for a new post! I hope everything's okay. Sending you a big Canadian hug xo

Mandy at Life in the Fashion Lane said...

SO happy to have you back in the bloggy world! I sure have missed your sassiness!

I think we all need breaks and I hope you made the most of your time. Hope all is well/better!

HAPPY Birthday! I tweeted you on the day but thought I would say it here too! That cupcake looks insane. Currently craving one just like that!

Xoxo

allergic to vanilla said...

hey your back :) hope all is well! I missed me some bird!

xo Carlina

Kavery said...

So glad you're back and fighting fit. I have deep (one sided)discussions with my cat too.They are so therapeutic - for me anyway.

Claire Kiefer said...

I've missed you lots & thought about you frequently. I hope your return means that you've emerged from whatever was going on (and that it's mostly behind you). Yes . . . I saw the news about Ben F. So I'm back to my Jax obsession. ha!

Isabel said...

im so glad you are back! i missed you!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

yay...you're back! Glad you took time for yourself and hope you had a really good birthday!! We missed you...xo

The Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

Glad you're back! We all missed you.

Torrie said...

Welcome back :).

Your time with your best friend sounds LOVELY.

She Wore It Well said...

Those ice cream cake thingies just made me forget that I was on a pre Paris diet.

How did I suddenly put on 4 kilos :(((

x

Polly said...

Hello there honey, Im glad you are home.

Kara said...

Welcome back! I was so worried that you were leaving us :(

You totally just broke the bachelor news to me...

Annie said...

awww I'm glad you took a break! I feel like I've been on a pseudo break for months... maybe I should take a real break and then return "full throttle"? lol hmmm I don't know! I hope you enjoyed your time "away".. it looks so nice and relaxing. xo

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