Monday, September 26, 2016

The weekends all my plans were thrown out the window....

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Its Monday... & I'm not going to complain.

I got called for Jury Duty today... but called to confirm the date & got the message that it was canceled & I didnt have to report.  So, its Monday & I'm back at work.. & I'll take it. I'd rather take a Monday at work than a Monday at Jury Duty.

Note to self - there is ALWAYS something worse that can happen in every situation!  Amen? Amen!

So the weekend... it was a weird weekend.

Let's just say that I'm someone who likes to know what is happening.
I live by a schedule.
I want to know what a day is going to look like.

I legit will wake up on weekends & before we even get out of bed, I'm like, "Ricky,what is the plan for the day?  What do you need to do?  Do you have anywhere you need to go?" ... & that's for a day that is empty. When my day has photo sessions or things scheduled, I'm even more anal about things.

I have issues... I have never denied that one bit.

But, I went into Friday with plans for every day. Friday, Saturday, Sunday.  Lots of plans. A busy weekend.

So tell me how messed up my world was when EVERY SINGLE THING got changed & my weekend ended up with hardly anything planned & everything was just up in the air.

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All my appointments got switched around, & then canceled & it was just confusing....

But it actually ended up working so well on my end.

Friday, we were supposed to go to a small group meeting but Ricky had some things come up where he wasn't going to be able to make it & I went to the grocery after work & got super delayed... so we ended up just going to Starbucks to start off the weekend right.

Salted Caramel Frap... OH MY GOODNESS... DELICIOUS!!!

Ricky was exhausted, bless his heart, & went to bed & I went into super edit mode. Like DONT TALK TO ME mode. It's a good thing Ricky went to bed. I just was focused on the computer & getting this last wedding done. My goal for weddings is to have all my pictures done within 2 weeks of a wedding...even though my contract gives me 6 weeks. I just know brides want their pictures & I aim to please.

So my Friday night? I was a wild & crazy gal... staying up past midnight editing. A full 5 hours of not moving from my seat. That's more exhausting than some could realize. I was glad for McFarland USA to bide my time... & Grey's Anatomy.  (I'm so glad its back!!!)

By the time I got in bed, I made notes to Ricky that I was sleeping in & I had my 'talk' with the dogs to let me sleep.  Don't think dogs dont understand... oh, they do.

Except Bruno always gives me the look of I DONT CARE - RUB MY BELLY at 7am.

Dang it. So much for sleeping in.

My Saturday appointment ended up switching around & I ended up using the day to be so super productive, it was almost scary.

The past 2 weeks of editing, my house has gone to scary-ville.  Or gross-ville. Take your pick.  So I ended up using Saturday to get life back in check.  I think I may have heard my carpet say "THANK YOU" when I vacuumed it.

Ricky took the day to work super hard too by getting our drive way looking spiffy again. Poor guy... it was 94 degrees (Fall?  Where are you?)... & he was so sun burned when he came in.


But after I clean my home, you basically can't do anything in it - at least for a few hours so I can enjoy the cleanness.  Like, dont open a package & leave a crumb on the counter or I'm going to loose it.  Or don't bring in a leaf on my freshly mopped floors.  At least for a minute. PLLLEAASSEE!!!

So Ricky knew cooking was going to be pushing it when I just scrubbed my stainless steel sinks... so he headed to pick up some dinner.  Such a good husband.  I married a good man.

... while I stayed home sweeping up leaves that dogs STILL continued to drag in.

Its a loosing fight. Every fall.

I ended my Saturday though finishing reading Girl on a Train (Cant wait for the movie now) & then watched Mansfield Park.

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... & can we just take a second to have an eye popping moment when I realized one of the guys in this movie was the dad from Downton Abby.... OH MY GOSH. Look at his head & that hair!!

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Anyways... love a good time period movie.

& then, for some reason, I couldnt sleep so ended up watching another 3 episodes of Kimmy Schmidt.  I honestly think this is one of my favorite shows.

About 1 am, I finally started to drift off.

& then Sunday.

Another day where I originally had 2 photo sessions going on... & both of them had to switch on me.

I think Nature was just messing with me at this point.  But again, totally worked out OK for me.
I was able to ride with RIcky to church - which hardly EVER happens because I'm usually meeting someone after our MSM groups so it was great to actually BE with my husband as we went to church.

We went out for lunch afterwards & then ran into TJ Maxx.  I found the cutest camera canvas & knew immediately I needed it.

I also found some sweater ponchos that I've been pinning on Pinterest. mmmm.... may not work for me. All the ones I tried on, Ricky gave me a look that said, NOOOOO!!! At least I've tried. I still think there's ONE out there that is going to be like Cinderella's slipper - the perfect fit.  I did end up walking away with a GORGEOUS long sweater vest though.

But I got home & knew I wanted to clean up my office/knit room & reorganize it a bit... I'm so glad I did.  I love how my wall turned out & love having it organized better now.


See, nature knew I needed this time cleared out so I could get my life back in order again.

& then blink, before you know it, the weekend is over... & I'm finally tired & ready for bed.
Because I have an even busier week planned ahead...
But maybe I need to learn that its OK if things DONT go as planned all the time.

How was your weekend?

Have busy plans?

Get lots of stuff done?

Do you love TJ Maxx?


  1. love the organized space/desk! i really need to do that, pronto.

    THAT is the length of your driveway?! and here my husband was complaining when he had to redo our driveway that's about the length of a car and a half LOL

  2. I love Mansfield Park and it's so funny to see Hugh Bonneville in that role after seeing him in Downton. I feel like there's someone else in that movie that I recognized from somewhere else, but I can't think of who it is! So glad you got a lot of editing done and all of your cleaning. It sounds like an ultra productive weekend!

  3. Have you tried the caramel Waffle cone frappe from starbucks? It's real good too! Sometimes I get the Salted Caramel frappe from McDonals cus it's half the price!

    I just love your long drive way and your tree lined yard. Your property just looks so peaceful! I'd love to have a long driveway like that. But I bet Ricky wasn't loving it this weekend when he had to work on it!

  4. I feel like free time is even sweeter when it happens by chance due to canceled plans. (Maybe that's just the introvert in me talking... lol.) I should like your weekend was SUPER productive. I need a weekend like that soon, too!

  5. I haven't watched Grey's Anatomy yet but I watched all the other shows that came back last week. I love walking around TJ Maxx and good to know they have ponchos there. I want to try one too but afraid I wont like them on me like you said. We shall see. I love when plans get cancelled sometimes and time just frees up, its the best! The salted caramel frapp is one of my all time favorites from Starbucks.

  6. The wall in your office/knit room looks great! We spent a lot of time cleaning this weekend too. We specifically set time aside for it on Sunday and now have a whole bunch of things to drop off at Goodwill.

  7. Ooh gotta love it when plans go wrong but then work out ok, you know?! That's great! Sounds like super productive weekend for you guys! I wish the weather would get and stay cool here. Finally yesterday and this morning it was cool... I hope it stays that way, but I am not counting on it... #thanksKansas ... *rolls eyes*. TJMaxx is a big weakness of mine, and my sister dropped off Girl on A Train yesterday, I can't wait to read it! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  8. I have found some great ponchos at TJ Maxx. Too funny, I thought we were the only ones who had a talk with our dog to let us sleep it!! I'm so excited for TGITT movie too!! Happy Monday!!

  9. I do indeed LOOOOOVE me some TJ Maxx. It's hard to stay focused in there with all the goodies. Also, the worst thing ever is finding a dress or something you love, but need one size up & it just doesn't exist.

    I had wedding #4 this weekend, it was interesting because it was at the exact same church & reception venue as one I went to in July so interesting to compare what different brides did with the same spaces.

  10. What a crazy weekend! I always love seeing photos from your weddings here on the blog - so beautiful! I soooo need to read Girl on the Train. Somehow I never did when that recommendation was circulating around the blogosphere ;) I hope you have a great week!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  11. Awesome that you were so productive when your plans fell through. I was super productive Saturday morning...and then got tired and took a way too long nap, hehe, same thing happened Sunday. LOL. I had the best of intentions to work on blog stuff, but nope...slept instead, priorities.

  12. Beautiful bridal photo! Sometimes when things don't go as planned it works out in our favor! :)

  13. Oh are we similar! I drive Jerry NUTS because I'm always up hours before him and the second his eyes open, I'm hitting him with the plans for the day. He's always like, "will you let me wake up for a minute first?!" And I'm the same about my house. When it's freshly cleaned, leave your messes at the door please! I vacuumed yesterday then saw a crumb on the floor an hour later. I said out loud, "what is this?" and and bent over to get it... cookie crumbles from the cookie Caleb was eating that Jerry gave him. Can't get mad about that one!

  14. I don't shop at T J Max and don't know that I've ever been in one. I think there is one at the mall up in our north end of town, but I never get up there. My weekend was great, though not productive at all. I have a busy week ahead and hopefully a visit from our granddaughter this weekend!

  15. Wow, you were so productive after your plans didn't work out! I am so impressed! :)

  16. I certainly believe that dogs understand more than most people think they do. Try the Salted Caramel Mocha version, it's also quite good. I try to be more relaxed about plans not working out, but I also can't help wanting to be organized and in control!

  17. I think it's so amazing that you work so hard to give your couples their wedding photos back as soon as possible - that bridal shot is stunning! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  18. You have seriously one of the longer driveways I've seen! Looks great, but hope you have a plow truck or something if you get lots of snow in the winters:)
    Your an awesome business woman with great talents, love how you try to get things out sooner. I imagine its not easy!

  19. I love how you made the most of your weekend despite your plans. And can we talk about how much I love your long driveway? That is so fun!

    PS Your bridal shots are always amazing!

  20. Things didn't go as planned, but from the sounds of it, you handled it like a trooper! Kudos to you, my dear!

  21. Sometimes I kind of like it when plans fall through because then I can catch up on all the things that I've been putting off! I love that camera print, it's adorable.

  22. I am totally in a kerfuffle when my plans get changed. You made the most of it!

    Totally with you on not disturbing a clean house for a few hours.


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