Monday, February 27, 2012

when days turn into weeks.

aaron was gone all last week traveling for work, so i was left to my own devices here at home....mostly just trying to keep myself busy to make the time go quicker until he got back. i ended up rearranging the furniture in our living room and bedroom, organizing my closet and packing bags of clothing to donate to goodwill, only checking the mail once all week, and eating things like radishes for dinner--to name a few. things got pretty crazy around here!! ;)

also while he was gone i got to thinking again a lot about the concept of time. not really about minutes of the day, but more like stages in life. time seems to be going extra slowly for me/us these days, but i am trying my darndest to appreciate our current situation the best i can. (some days are harder than others!) there's a good chance this is just my quarter-year crisis (everyone else has those too, right??), and that all i can do is be grateful for the things that i do have, and remember all the blessings in my life, however small. orange shoes included.

*also grateful for....my husband whipping up some homemade peanut butter on saturday night like it was no big deal, the sweet note i got in the mail today from my mom that brought me to tears, and that both of our parents will be in town this week visiting. happy monday! <3

29 comments:

  1. the shoes are adorable! love it! and love the new header.
    -jocee <3

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  2. I love these colors together, Whitney! I've been trying extra hard to appreciate the stage of life we're in as well. It's funny how I always think everyone else is just so stinkin' content! It makes me feel better to know it's normal to feel this way (though I wish both of us could learn to remember our blessings!)

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  3. sounds like you have been keeping yourself busy! i bought my radishes and am looking forward to trying your recipe ;)

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  4. love those orange shoes with that green dress! i seriously adore your style and blog. so inspiring!

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  5. The orange shoes are adorable; beautiful pictures! There are certainly many different stages in life, but I think that the hard times make the happy days even more special.

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  6. love the outfit. how sweet -- i hope your husband gets home, soon =)

    xoxo,
    Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

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  7. Love those shoes! Nice pop of color!

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  8. I'm so sorry, Whit. Timing is always such a hard thing. So many things haven't worked out the way we've hoped, but in hindsight, I've realized it was hard to learn patience, but the Lord was completely in control and the timing ended up working out how it should.

    On a brighter note, I love the green and orange. Gorgeous as usual.

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  9. you seem like such a classy lady.

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  10. I know how those days/weeks can feel. Somedays I am just so focused on what I'm waiting for, that I forget to be grateful for how good I have it.

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  11. so, um, I love your shoes. so classy, lady!

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  12. I love these photos of you. I think about time a lot, too... it's a strange thing, isn't it? And just wanted to say that I admire you for being so grateful for things. The world would be a better place if everyone spent more time doing that.

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  13. those shoes!

    sounds like you've been filling your time quite nicely. i love rearranging furniture. it makes it feel like i've moved but with way less hassle.

    and i agree with janis ^^ you are one classy gal.

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  14. you are so strong! i bet having your husband home now seems even more special..

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  15. love these photos, the dress and the shoes.

    i totally had a quarter-life-crisis; you're not alone ;)

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  16. Whitney I can completely relate... sometimes when you are waiting/wanting something so desperately, everything seems to move much slower. Taking quiet moments to be grateful for where you are and what you do have is so helpful, although sometimes easier said than done. I feel I've been in this exact state of mind since, well a while... so reading your post made me feel like I've got a friend in my court! Not everyone understands these things.

    P.S. You're gorgeous. Seriously. :)

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  17. as much as it stinks to have your love away for the week, it's always so nice to have a little extra time to get things done you may not have otherwise. it sounds like you had a nice week :)

    and i agree with all of the girls above- you're beautiful :)

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  18. i can't say that i've ever had a radish!

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  19. Sounds like you have a lot to look forward to! I love when my mom sends me stuff in the mail. It's such a sweet surprise! Have fun with your folks in town - always a good time! And good for you for eating radishes for dinner. I eat...cereal and mac n' cheese when my husband is gone!

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  20. Love the green & orange combo - SO cute! And homemade peanut butter - yum - that can definitely help with a quarter year crisis :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  21. Cute outfit! And yes, I did go through a quarter life crisis! But alas, I got through it and am all the better for it! I am sure you will be too! :)

    Happy March!

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  22. Hang in there pretty lady. Glad he's home now. The 1/4 year crisis is definitely a thing. I'm with you. Ready for spring AND my trip to LA. I'm so looking forward to meeting (and eating with?) you. ;-)

    Love,
    Kacie

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  23. Definitely been through a few quater-year-crisis' myself. Best of luck with it.

    thecollectiveedit.blogspot.com

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  24. I most definitely believe in the quarter life crisis. Life as a young married couple still settling into careers and life is tough business! Somedays I wonder if I've made the right choices but at the end of the day, as long as I have my sweetheart by my side, I know all is as it should be.

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