Friday, February 18, 2011

Rejuvenation Friday

I have to be honest, I've been feeling really run down lately. Like, close-to-nervous-breakdown-with-no-end-in-sight run down. Everyone in our family has had a turn (or two) with being really sick this month and the 10-hour busy, busy days at work and then hectic home life were chipping away at my soul. I was on autopilot and running on fumes. Things were much easier when there was just one daughter. Especially since I was working from home half the time. Now, with two in the mix added to the fact that I actually have to be in the office for four long days was killing me.

OK, enough with the moping. This weekend I have five glorious, sunshiney days to reboot myself. I feel like myself again. I'm laughing with Darren...I have patience with my girls.  Not to's also my birthday tomorrow! So, a lot of fun things planned. Here's how I kicked it off:

Woke up to this:

No kidding, she actually smiles this big as soon as she opens her eyes in the morning!

Left Grace at home with Darren, and dropped Sophie off at school.  Then went to grab a quick bite before errands:

Don't even ask me where I get breakfast.  I am not eating healthily, let's put it that way.

After errands, it was such a gorgeous day that we went for a long walk:

After a quick break at home, I'm out to grocery shop at Whole Foods.  I love their Friday-only deals.  Today, it was organic whole chickens for $1.69/lb.  I seriously stocked up.

I probably spend a good quarter of my life in this exact position.

Picked up Sophie from school and caught her in the middle of a performance as a background dancer for Cody & BJ (they're singing in the background with their headsets):

Sophie and I headed out and bonded over pedicures:

And here we are with the finished product!  Matching pedicures:

I'm so glad I have this weekend to spend the time with my family.  I'm starting to realize is pretty darn good.