Monday, August 27, 2012

Recovering From Our Vacation

Warning: I complain a lot in this post. I didn't mean to!, but after re-reading everything, I realized I was a bit of a whiny-Wendy or cranky-Cathy or some other sort of slightly annoying name/person/alliteration.

This past week I feel like I've been in recovery mode. Our vacation was fantastic, but it wasn't exactly the reprieve from life that I though it would be. Vacations, at least our family vacations, tend to be fun-filled, exciting & activity packed-- relaxation doesn't ever seem to play much of a part. 
So, this week its been really hard to focus on, or want to do, well, anything. Blogging, work, housework, tiny humans... whatever, I just want to sleep & read books all day. I guess if you count avoiding all those things & whining about not accomplishing them as activities, then I really accomplished a lot! In short, me = bum. 
For whatever reason today I finally awoke from my post vacation slumber and became a functioning(relative term) human! Hooray! We actually have been doing quite a bit (more than sleeping & reading) this past week and I did some photo documenting to prove that, yes, I did in fact put on more than just pajamas this week... I may have even utilized my brain. 

We went to the Street of Dreams in West Linn. The houses were great, don't get me wrong, but why build huge houses, with such detail and expensive amenities, in a suburban neighborhood on tiny lots? These houses would make me die from envy, if the neighboring homes weren't like 5 feet away from them. It was still fun looking at such opulently decorated million dollar homes and pretending that one day (after you win the lottery) you could totally have this 15' X 20' closet, or two separate laundry rooms that are both bigger than your current kitchen, or even that elevator! Who even uses stairs when they're that rich anyway, right?

Olin Painted:

And we converted this little nook in our stairway, to his reading/ spy on the neighbors area.

I made this pillow case:

We had a garage sale. Note to self: garage sales are not fun. Both Matt and I have never had a garage sale and were pretty excited to sell some stuff/ make some monies... turns out you just sit a lot, haggle everything down to $1 & are left with a ton of leftovers. I don't much like craigslist, but it's way easier than this garage sale business. 

Then Matt made sushi for the first time. First batch was a little sloppy, but tasted great. Second, third, and fourth batch looked pretty & still tasted delish!

This weeks goal: be better about blogging consistently so I don't make such a hodge-podge post. Also, more doing, less complaining :)


  1. What a beautiful house! Love it. I've also been wanting to make sushi rolls!

    <3 Kelly

    1. The sushi was surprisingly easy to make (we just googled recipes) & it turned out just as good as restaurant sushi, in my opinion :)

  2. Fun post! I love the pillow case you made, and that sushi looks awesome!

    <3 Josephine

  3. I always say i need at least one recovery day after a trip before going back to work/life... i hope you get back into the swing of things soon! it looks like you've still bee productive though! I've yet to visit the street of dreams but those houses look amazing!!

    1. seriously, that day (or week in my case haha) is required!

  4. Gosh, it's always so hard to come back after a vacation. A little whining is totally allowed. ;)