Monday, January 23, 2012

It's All in the Recovery

On Sunday afternoon I pulled myself out of a funk of epic proportions, wrapped myself in my technicolor dreamcoat, and ventured out of the house.

More often than not I spend a good deal of the week wishing I could be outside to get just a little fresh air, and then when the weekend comes I'm so exhausted and the place is such a wreck all I want to do is sleep and clean.  Neither of those two things occur outdoors, by the way.  Another reason to justify life in a teepee.  And now you know why I mentioned thinking about a maid, maid, maid in Friday's post.

Who's with me?  (and yes I may or may not be mildly whining but am almost over it due to grateful to have work at all)

But what if they don't get in the corners like we do?  What if there's dust left over? And what if our hand wash only items accidentally get tossed in the washing machine? (first world pains) Sometimes I'm my own worst enemy.  I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't so I just get stuck at a standstill and do nothing.  Damn you nothing!  You're of no use to me!!

So I said to myself on Sunday, 'Today you are getting out of this house.  Do not look at the computer.  Do not trip in that pile of laundry.  Turn your head away from the chair filled with need-to-be-folded clothing and for the love of God do not sit down in front of the television or it's going to be lights out on the ID Channel.'

*As I was giving myself this pep talk a high priority work email came through *the dreaded BING* and I had to work. Thereby defeating my moments earlier pep talk of not looking at the computer, but when you love what you do you do what you have to do.  And in the end it's not all that bad except when the next day is Monday and it feels like Friday is prettttty darn far away.*

This was the weekend of approximately 14 non-working hours.  During which time I washed a load of laundry, still don't know if it's in the dryer, and briefly escaped the maison with the Chef in order to get some sun on my face and slurp back a margarita just in time for Monday to chase me down.

This is life.  The big ol' hamster wheel.  Cling to the sides before retirement's here and all you have left to your name is three cents and an amazing fringy sweater.  See if you want to live in teepee then.  Not likely.
~Free People-Technicolor Dreamcoat, Free People-Webs We Weave T, Hudson-Bells, 
Banana Republic-Suede Boots, Vintage-Turquoise Bracelet, Anthro-Sunglasses~
Magique. 
My own form is comprised of fringe with a side of turquoise and cats (not pictured here).
AKA security blanket.
Boots+bells.
These are a few of my favorite things (can you hear the tune?)

Cut to twelve hours later and we're in a torrential downpour.  Upside? I don't wanna go outside now.  Ha! Take that between the eyes Monday!

21 comments:

RosaLovesDC said...

Oh Carrie, my weekend went so fast too. I honestly wished we lived near by sowe could enjoy a couple of margaritas.
Don't work too hard this week girl.

Josie said...

Ugh, I totally feel you, Carrie. I need to get out and get a break. Stat. Try to sneak in a little Carrie time this week (cough gluten-free baking cough)!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Lori said...

Why are the week-ends so damn short and the weeks so long??!! I did not leave the house on Sunday at all ~ I may have stuck my nose outside the door once or twice to let the door in or out. Fuzzy pj pants are my latest obsession ~ oh how I love thee. Loving your security blanket aka sweater ~ that first shot looks like it could be in a magazine. Happy Monday girlie! xo

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Seriously one of my favorite pieces of yours! x

Santina said...

Oh friend, friend, friend, do I hear you? Hell yes, I do! For a girl who went from spending almost all day and night outside not so long ago (ah how I miss those lazy days in Mexico), I totally understand how you feel. I find myself inside and on a computer way more than I'd like. I applaud your effort in spending some much needed time outside...with a margarita. Can we be friends?

And you sweater? I'm in lurve with it!

Courtney Erin said...

Why do the weekends always have to slip by so quickly!!!??? Well, at least you snuck in a margarita.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

jamie said...

I am SO with you on the maid thing. Now that I have a boy in my space my OCD has reached new heights. I told him, we're getting a maid and he's paying, to which he didn't argue. Winning! ;)

http://www.glamlatte.com

PS. Drinks and catch up session soon? (once you get a maid of course ;p)

TheChambrayCountess said...

That is a recovery outfit if I have ever seen one! Awesome! And I hope you get some breathing room soon, stay positive! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh how I love your dreamcoat, haha. That stinks that you had to work for most of your weekend...but like you said you do love what you do :)
We had really nasty weather today too...freezing rain...
[yea, I'll be okay in NYC now, Lydia is coming with me! :D]
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

OneCraftyFox said...

I"m glad you, your technicolor dreamcoat, and your funk got outside. It will do all three of you some good :)

misscindee said...

Carrie, I love the colors in this sweater. Its gorgeous! If only I had it to keep me warm in this weather I would be so happy. I see palm trees in the background! Can I switch places with you until this -30 degrees weather ends? hehe

Tracy D said...

I am in such a work, eat, sleep, clean, laundry, repeat cycle...I can't tell you how reassuring it is to hear I'm not alone. I am so well intentioned for the weekend and the 'start of a new me' and then all I want to do is nap and watch the DVR shows. I don't even have the freezing temps for an excuse anymore either...

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

That sweater kills me, seriously obsessed!

Julie and Lauren said...

Totally with you... and love your technicolor dream coat! xx

LyddieGal said...

That is always how things go... when I'm a work i'll I can think about is the gorgeous day I'm missing, and then I end up missing them on the weekends too.

oye.

Love your fringey sweater, and you chose the perfect spot for your photos.

Chic on the Cheap

Tori said...

That sweater had immense personality!
http://www.mythriftychic.com/

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha! You sooo need to live in a teepee. And yes- rain is always a good excuse to stay inside.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Wait....we had a weekend? Did I miss it? Burried in 5 year old cranky pants and croup cough. I think the weekend skipped us. Ugh.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'm glad u made it out and in your fave dreamcoat .. there's never enough time in a day but we just gotta make it work - i feel ya on so many levels - i wanna put out an all points bulletin to all my friends and ask for them to do a MAJOR cleaning in my house - the only "me" time for me is at the gym - which i made a HIGH priority - health needs to become anything else -- then the rest, well, eventually it'll get done - if it can wait till tomorrow, it waits - and sometimes will wait a week until this girl right here is READY - and then i go full force!

Tanvi said...

WOW!!! That coat!!!!

♡ from © tanvii.com

Amber said...

The rat race does have a way of making weekends blow. I feel the exact same way in that I spend my Saturday and Sunday just trying to rest and clean before another work week is upon me. I need to to get life...and a cool fringy coat.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails