Monday, November 7, 2011

Adding Time

Yesterday I found myself wishing that we could add an hour to our day everyday. Then I realized that would likely mean another hour of work each day and quickly nixed the idea, but it was fun while it lasted.  Sunday morning we awoke to a steady rain and chilly temperatures.  Pardon me while I sink back under the covers after racing down the hall to start the kettle for morning tea.  The Chef had a leisurely surprise date day planned for us and all I had to do was decide what to wear.  Good thing I made that plan last week, right? HA!

After a light snack we set out for LA to take in a lengthy brunch at one of our old fave spots.  Why is it that afternoon cocktails taste particularly divine on the weekend?  And why do you suppose it is that time seems to move so much more quickly when you're doing just what you'd like to?  Things to ponder now that Monday is upon us yet again.  Oh to be mid-afternoon yesterday...the work week still in the distance, crisp breeze in my hair, warm movie theatre calling our names.

  Rainy morning gave way to clear skies by early afternoon.
Short lived.
Perfect weather for lounging the day away over a menu of favorites.
Closed out the day with warm rays in the cool air.  
It's officially sweater weather!

Last night we caught Martha Marcy May Marlene starring Elizabeth Olsen (Mary Kate and Ashley's sister in case you're unaware).  All I can say is:  mind-bender.  I don't want to give it away, but highly recommend that you see it if you haven't already.  It's an intense story and the acting is really good.  I left the theatre feeling disturbed, somewhat bewildered and with wheels turning.  Perfect movie if you're in the mood for something a little darker.

Confession:  My workload is super demanding right now and it's tough for me to blog daily + work 10+ hours + find some sort of balance so if you're still reading along I appreciate you hanging in there with me.  If I don't return comments daily it's not because I don't care, and wanted to be sure to mention that.  I am still visiting your blogs, but can't always comment as often as I'd like.  Being a grown-up is not all it's cracked up to be...bills. Argh.

42 comments:

Katie said...

Being a grown up is definitely not all its cracked up to be. Your day sounds a lot more fun than mine. I was going stir crazy in the house but didn't feel like drying my hair and sitting in a restaurant with any light of any kind shining anywhere around my eye. Doesn't leave many possibilities of places to go.

Josie said...

I'm so glad to hear that Martha Macy May Marlene is good! I can't wait to check it out. And seriously, I could totally go for adding an hour to each day.
xo Josie
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marissa at the boot said...

i'm so envious of your day! brunch + alcohol + day date = fabulous. you could get up an hour earlier to have an extra hour each day, but who wants to do that? :)

Polly said...

So not nearly enough time in the day to get things done is there. balance and I just don't seem to work that well. Oh well we will get there one day. Glad you got a good afternoon out though.

Collette Osuna said...

GORG long sweater......looks perfect on you....dont worry sweets...life happens for all of us.....we are hangin in there:)

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Why can't we (the cool people) just all be independently wealthy? Hope work isn't too crazy and love your sweater coat!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Closet Fashionista said...

That sounds like an amazing day! I love your outfit! :)
And ick on being so busy lately, that is never fun! :(
[I'm not much of a dark movie person so I think I'll pass on that one ;) ]
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Lisa Griffin said...

Hey lady- glad you got to catch a break yesterday! I love those boots! good luck with the work week, i'll be commiserating from the east coast :)
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Ashley said...

I've heard great things about the movie! I'll definitely have to check it out!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Love your outfit! Very cozy-looking, but sleek. Thanks for the movie recommendation (I have been wondering if it was really that good) and good luck with work!!

Torrie said...

Love the cozy weather we had this weekend! (... and totally agree about the weekend afternoon cocktails. note to self: start drinking *earlier in the day next weekend)

Courtney Erin said...

I hope things settle down for you work wise soon - sounds stressful (and I feel your pain). Love the Sunday outfit though - that sweater and boots combo just looks killer.


xoxo ~ Courtney
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LyddieGal said...

Perfect look for a day of lounging and drinks, and well, that sounds like the perfect day overall.

Chic on the Cheap

Dancing Branflake said...

I love that your man knows how to take care of you. And that movie sounds awesome. I love great acting.

monika said...

you always have the most amazing outfits. i love your boots. i cant wait to watch Macy May Marlene, i am obsessed with Elizabeth Olsen. xx

Bonnie said...

When I was younger, I couldn't wait to be an adult. Now that I am an adult, I want to return to childhood. All of this responsibility and stuff drags me dowwwwn, sometimes.
But then I remember that I can drive, and I feel a little better.

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Miss Caitlin S. said...

Ooo what a fun weekend! I love brunch on cold, sunny days. I love that sweater holy crap! And I've heard great things about that Olsen movie, I'm glad you like it.

Alexa said...

Loving the fall weather and loving your awesome outfit. Hope your weekend was fantastic!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You were right down the street from my apartment!! Next time we have to meet up :) ...since we've been trying since summer lol!

Annie said...

Sounds like a perfect day! Our cocktails at brunch yesterday tasted especially delicious too - I know what you mean ;) Good luck this week!!

Ashley said...

Beautiful pictures! And I reallyyy want to see that Elizabeth Olsen movie, I've heard nothing but good things about it!

-Ashley
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Krystal said...

you look beautiful here. and girl, i am the same way, working full time, working out, seeing friends and my two boys...so hard to blog let alone read blogs. i have NO EXTRA TIME WAAAAHHH!!!!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

First of all I agree...there is something about afternoon cocktails on the weekend that make them taste so much better! ha. And finally sweater weather...your is super fab!! I feel you on the extra workload...being a grownup is serious shit!! xo

la petite coquine said...

I'm sighing at the sound of an afternoon cocktail-yes, please. It's 4:17 and I just ate my damn lunch, so don't worry if you feel like you're slacking!

sherri lynn said...

Sounds like you had such a fun weekend! I love that first picture - beautiful blue sky!

I'm sorry you're so busy with work these days. Being a grown-up isn't all it's cracked up to be, that's for sure!

Bon Bon said...

Ahhh, big kid life...has it's pros and cons:-) Sounds like a "pro" kind of weekend though! xoxo

Ashley said...

i totally hear you on the massive work load. i currently have 20 emails sitting in my inbox that i got in the last hour. ugh shoot me! ;)

on the upside - looks like you had an amazing weekend!!! hope your work load lightens up soon! :)

Jessica said...

Major swoons to date days. And while I'm glad it's sweater weather, I'm not happy that it'll soon be winter. This weekend, I'm even planning to purchase a pair of ultra-practical LLBean Boots. Sigh.

Debby said...

Love your coat sweater and am drooling over your boots! I haven't been to the movies in way too long. I think I'm due. Thanks for the recommendation! xo

RosaLovesDC said...

Hang in there girl, we'll be here waiting for you whenever you have time to blog. XO

Leah said...

I hate that time is in super high speed mode on the weekend while you're enjoying life, and then Monday hits and BAM! time slows to a hault. Glad you enjoyed your weekend.

xo L.

Johanna said...

What is this movie you speak of? I must see. Those twins always amaze me. Hope your work load gets lighter!

India said...

Lovely pics!

Ashley said...

I could use at least two more hours in my nights just to get stuff done. I constantly feel like I'm behind schedule and scrambling to get things done, and my type A personality does not dig that very much. Oh well.

Your weekend sounds divine. I think all food tastes better for some reason on Saturday and Sunday, and coffee tastes especially good on Saturday morning. I don't know why that is, but it's true.

Nice pick with the outfit. That's a gawgus duster.

Jamie said...

I have a similar sweater coat that I am happy to be pulling out!
You were brave to venture out Sunday, I sat around like a lazy ass in my house with a bunch of candles lit!

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Ms. Givens said...

I am stilll here. ;)
I have never heard of that movie. Gotta google it now!
Have a wonderful day!

fabulousjunk said...

Love the photos.. never been to LA, but definitly want to explore some of the hidden, old hollywood areas. I have wanted to see Mary Martha May Marlene. Heard it was amazing, although no theatres in my area are playing that... ahhhh sigh.. another reason for me to move

becks
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drollgirl said...

you sure look pretty! and i like your pictures.

and i like how pretty things look after the rain.

it is hard for me to get to blogs lately, too. working for a living kind of sucks, but whaddya gonna do. :[

Kavery said...

And to think we can't wait to be 'grown up' when we're little. Love your sweater coat. I see daylight savings must've kicked in since we're out of it here.

Mo Pie, Please said...

Your Sunday sounds pretty amazing! I like your outfit a lot and I really want an afternoon cocktail now!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love your boots in this post! Super chic.

Hang in there! I know you work super hard and it can be difficult to find balance in that craziness. We'll still be around :)

Valerie said...

Oh how I miss LA.

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