so this weekend was lovely! i finally caught up on my blog reader. i had like, 3000 unread items. it is so hard to keep up, but i love the inspiration and sometimes it is overwhelming. i really enjoyed whitney deal's contemplation post on her blog, darling dexter, last week. it really summed up my feelings and my life lately. it consists so much of spending time online, it is insane. sometimes i can be on the computer all day: blogging. looking for whatever i am obsessed with at the moment. searching for crazy hard to find things.
she ends her post with, "How do I stay connected to the online community while maintaining a somewhat unplugged lifestyle?" where is the balance? i love her suggestion, "It would probably be best to create some type of schedule where I force myself away from checking the latest updates". This is something i think could be really helpful in my life.
anyway. sorry for that random thought.
friday my mom was visiting so we went to her house for lunch to celebrate my little brother's birthday. that was nice. she was so great and picked me up some gocco supplies up north, since they are slowly fading out. i broke a plate which was exciting, ha. i'm short! i can't see if there are tiny plates above the big plates so it just came flying past my head and it was like slow motion.
saturday we celebrated my grandpas's 83rd birthday. he's gone through a couple strokes and we are super blessed to have had another year with him. he is such a fighter, and is incredible to see him go from near death to blowing out his birthday candles. the man at 83 years old still wants to learn how to use the internet and check his email! my brother had him tell us his birthday wish and he said he wished to live to be 100. haha ;)
my great uncle jimmy was there - i've mentioned him before in another post: he's an actor - maybe you have heard of him. anyway. he was there and he was showing us some footage from a new movie he is doing. the man is 80 years old and still filming, it is incredible. so hopefully these good genes of my gpa and great uncle run in the family.
i haven't seen nicholas much because he's been having another crazy 2 weeks at work, working till midnight every night. i made him some little notes, i may post it later for you to see!
yesterday was lovely. i woke up to the rain which i decided is one of my favorite things to do, though it doesn't happen often and is obviously out of my control. but it's so great. went to church and a relationship class nick and i are doing. then the sun came out and it was nice and warm! (only in california can it start with pouring rain in the morning then be hot and sunny a couple hours later) later i was able to spend some quality time with my roommate just talking over things, since i hadn't seen her nearly all week. it was awesome.
and that's my weekend. how was yours?