Thursday, October 14, 2010

Scenes from a Weekend : III

On Friday I headed out to my parents house again. The weather was so gorgeous this past weekend. Sunny and warm with the nicest breeze. I tried to keep myself busy with little plans that I refused to admit were actual plans. The weekend is supposed to be for relaxing, not for coordinating, scheduling, and loosing your mind. So I'd say in some senses it was a successful weekend. 
Saturday I sat out on the porch in the morning with my yerba mate and hung out with Lua for a while. I'd really like every morning to be a similar version of that. Then I headed a few towns over and happened to end up at this 607 acre park I've wanted to camp at for a while now. Its surrounded by all these beautiful water views. I walked around for a bit then stopped in town for some window shopping. In the afternoon, after a small emotional hiccup while driving through town, I stopped by my friends house to see them off before they went to a beer tasting. 
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Sunday I repeated the morning yerba mate and hang with Lua time and it was oh so sweet. Then I decided to get out of the house and headed to the beach for some walk and clear my head time. I haven't been one to shy away from sharing the juicy emotional details here, but I'm not really even sure how to describe how I've been feeling. Regardless the beach was beautiful and did help calm my mind down. 
In the afternoon I went out for some pictures and took Lua along with me. She had a great time running around and swimming in the bay. When we got back from our walk the salt had dried in white lines all over her coat. I rinsed and dried her off before we got back in the house. 
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Onto the afternoon baking. I made pumpkin bread with chocolate chips and apple spice muffins with a crumb topping. Both are equally delicious. The muffins are still waiting in the freezer for next weekend. 
Sunday night was spent catching up with good friends which left me out of sorts Monday morning, until about 12pm. In fact I'm pretty sure the egg sandwich I made that afternoon saved me. I wanted another, but we were out of eggs. Then packing and cleaning, an afternoon pumpkin snack, and off I drove again. Overall the weekend was needed. As confusing and difficult as this weekend was it felt really necessary for me to go through. It turns out, looking back at these pictures, I did a lot of things that I love this past weekend. Sometimes it takes a little reflection to see what your life is really like. Apparently mine is full of baked goods and water views. 
I know that I lived these moments, but I still want to eat up that pumpkin bread in the last picture. The last post enlightened me to the fact that people love fall because it's awesome. Well that was the general consensus at least. Hope you're all still enjoying your comfort food, scarves, boots, holiday season prep time, changing leaves, and all the other goodness of autumn!



Lauren said...

Your weekend looks amazing! I love taking lots of pictures so you can remember what you did cause it's so easy to get caught up in everything and forget the fun times had.

I've never drank yerba mate out of a glass, only from a gourd that had been "seasoned" Is there any good more instant kind you can find here in the states? What type do you drink? That's one thing I miss about brasil is sitting in a field with friends and passing a gourd or yerba mate around. :)

And man that last picture made my stomach want that pumpkin bread... I'm very jealous.

Sparrow & Urchin

sweetersalt said...

Love the picture of Lua with the towel - super cute. Also, your baked goods look lovely.

Sometimes a good weekend at home is what you need. I did the same last weekend. Went home, saw some old friends, cleared my head. Excellent.


Kristin said...

what a cute dog!


Cubicle Chic said...

Your banana bread looks like it has chocolate chunks, perhaps? Either way... delicious!

Haiku Ambulance said...

Yerba Mate is heaven.

I have that same gold shawl from Target. If that shawl happened to come from Target, that is.

My heart really goes out to you, Morgan. I can tell that whatever you had to take in this weekend was rough and painful, and as much as I can tell that you are so incredibly aware and strong- I'm sorry.

You seem so calm and collected and aware of yourself and that is impressive beyond words.

Wish I could bake you a big oceancake.


Chelsea said...

The photos of your dog in the towel are adorable!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

your weekend pictures are beautiful!! taking a long walk in a beautiful place always makes me feel calmer, no matter what's going on in my head.
hope you're feeling better soon--i'm sure the yummy baked goods are helping, in any case :)

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

I love your blog! You and your dog are sooo adorable.

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

My mission this weekend is to either find or make pumpkin bread. I don't know why none of the supermarkets around here have it, it's very annoying.

I hope you're feeling better, like you've worked thru whatever is bothering you. For what it's worth, your weekend looks lovely and relaxing, you take such pretty pics.

And also, a life full of baked goods and beaches sounds pretty damn good to me!

merl said...

I agree with Zoe.. you always seem so calm and collected even when you're dealing with some pretty distressing stuff. I'm going to try and channel my inner Morgan when I'm about to blow my head off with rage..

Reason # 39,856,395 why you need to move to wisco: I can't bake [or make tea] and you are practically Martha Stewart. You can model for me full time and cook for me [and I guess the M too..] and make my schedule... deal? deal.

stop crying over your suede boots. those ones from the last post are fucking divine.

CAITLIN said...

what a beautiful, relaxing weekend :) sometimes going home is the best refuge. your blog is lovely and so are you--it's rare that i find a blog that makes me want to go back through the archives, and yours did just that! i'm sorry to hear that you're struggling right now, and i wish you much happiness and clarity (and delicious pumpkin bread).

KristiMcMurry said...

i'm so jealous of your walks with lua....i so wish I had a dog to take for walks. someday! Glad you got some reflection time. That's something a lot of people don't think about, but it's really important. And I want to gobble that bread up too! yum!

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