October 29, 2012

Restfully busy

This weekend was a busy one! Friday night we visited with family in town (and got to love on our adorable niece and nephews). Saturday morning we got up early and made the trek up to Charlottesville with friends for some apple picking! We were nervous about the potential hurricane weather, but it ended up being fantastic. We drove 3 hours up there for just one day, but it was amazing and I'm so glad we did! We picked apples, sipped on cider slushies and wolfed down apple cider donuts, toured the downtown and drove through the pretty campus of UVA. We ended the day with a satisfying dinner at a local brewery before heading home.

It was a wonderful and full weekend, but busy.  I only had a few short hours to myself, that were divided between Sunday afternoon and late Sunday evening. While I could have spent that time indulging myself in my latest read, because "I deserved it," I decided to tend to mundane chores around the house. And it was surprisingly... fulfilling. After cleaning up the disaster of my bedroom, running a few loads of laundry, cleaning the kitchen, making coffee for the morning, and packing Monday's lunch, I didn't feel exhausted. I instead felt so satisfied and even rested and ready for the week. All I was wishing for was some time to relax, but that wasn't what I needed. I'm glad my subconscious knew better. I went to sleep last night feeling exhausted from a good weekend, but relaxed and prepared for the week ahead!

And that's very important, because we've got apple pie to bake.


How was your weekend??


  1. such gorgeous scenery, looks like y'all had a blast :) great pictures!


  2. what great pictures! love the one of you two throwing the apples! and sometimes when i do choose relaxing over getting things done I don't feel ready for the week and then I'm stressed over it!!

  3. Sounds like a great weekend! Love all the pictures of apple picking!

    Sometimes it's worth it to take a drive somewhere far, even if you just go for the day. Sometimes we drive three hours up to Vermont just to ski for the day, then drive home. It's always really tiring, but also always worth it!

  4. i know that feeling of fulfillment - sometimes when i get home form work and make myself clean and so stuff like that rather than relax it's so rewarding. i'm glad you had such a nice weekend - how could you not when you're in charlottesville ;)

  5. Your pictures are so pretty! I am really going to miss all of the beauty of fall once winter settles in... And so true about how satisfying it is to push through and get things done!

  6. Looks like such a fun weekend. Sometimes a fun outing is more refreshing than taking it easy at home. I totally get your satisfaction from getting things done. I feel like I get more restful sleep when everything is in its place!

  7. i've never been to charlottesville, but i want to go badly! cider slushies?? oh-m-geee.

  8. That apple picking looks like so much fun. I hope the pie was delicious!

    Isn't it funny how cleaning up your living space can be fulfilling? It never ceases to amaze me how much more relaxed I feel when everything's in order.


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