Monday, April 2, 2012

Over the Weekend: Scenes from a Sunday

My glasses are from Bonlook ("drink the koolaid"), my shirt and sweater are from J.Crew, Chris's jacket is from Pointer, his shirt is thrifted.

Chris and I took full advantage of an unexpected Sunday together: He cooked me breakfast (yes!), we grabbed coffee from our favorite spot, explored Construction Junction (by now, it should be clear that CJ is an unbreakable habit), went to the Center for Reuse and found lots of old magazines, visited the Warhol for the first time, took advantage of the photo-booth, and met up with new friends for dinner.

With our new schedules, these full days together seem few and far between and are typically filled with the monotonous, like errands, cleaning, etc. Lately, we've been consciously making more of an effort to get those things done in the after-work hours or early in the morning so we have more hang-out time when we're both free for a day. Even after nearly eight years together, it still catches me sometimes how comfortable I am around this person, that I can live with him, see him everyday, and still want more time to be together, just us. I'm not saying I don't appreciate my time spent with others, or my time spent alone- because I need those moments- but life is pretty great when we actually have a day together.

How was your weekend? Did you spend it with someone special? Did you spend time with yourself?

23 comments:

Chaucee said...

Love the glasses! I just ordered a pair online from a different company and can't wait until they get here.

This past weekend was my birthday so a bunch of us went down to the city for a nice dinner, etc. Then I photographed a wedding on Saturday and spent the day on Sunday researching and doing little odds and ends things :D

Anaïs said...

I love your glasses (like Russian Red ;)). I like a lot the old magazines, and the boxes full of pictures :)

E. said...

I'm in a long distance relationship, so I totally get your excitement on getting a WHOLE DAY together :). As hard as it is, I think having a lot of time apart makes you that much more appreciative of your partner. Hopefully it's a lesson I can remember once we're living together as well.

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Orchid Grey said...

E, Chris and I were long distance for the first two and a half years of our relationship, so I can totally empathize.

Jasie VanGesen said...

I've been with my partner for almost 7 years and we still crave our together time like WHOA. It's a good thing. :) We drove out to the lake yesterday with a picnic lunch, so I feel like we made the most of the afternoon! Looks like you guys are settling into your (still fairly new) surroundings quite well.

Babes in Thriftland said...

Apparently, we're all Dutch and wear the traditional headdress up here in the midwest :)

sweet harvest moon said...

LOVE your glasses!

Sofia said...

I spent the weekend with the significant other and a friend who had come to visit as a belated birthday present to the both of us (the significant other is a week and a day older than I am).

I understand that feeling of wanting to make time to hang out with your special someone, even if you live with that person and technically see them everyday. When we first moved in together, our jobs had us at strange schedules and we'd have to catch up in cars on our way to work or in those few moments before one of us fell asleep.

Sarah said...

I love all the old books and kitsch! Reminds me of my grandmother's bookshelves before they cleaned them out. :')

By the way I really really love your glasses. Like really. Really. Okay.

China Lily

Marlena said...

Aw so sweet. Eight years is a whole lot, but you guys are adorable. I have a live in boyfriend and sometimes get stuck in the routines too :/ But those weekends really do help you have adventures and have fun together!

Also- awesome glasses. You look adorable :)

Caitie said...

couldn't agree more -- there's something special about being able to go explore and get out with your lovie! Glad you guys had such a great time :)

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Laura said...

Ooh, old photos - my Achilles heel at antique stores!!

Isn't it incredible when you find your best friend? :) I think about things like those you mentioned. It's a miraculous thing...

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blue roses said...

your expressions in the photobooth session.... GAH, so adorable. i bet a day spent with the two of you is a riot (when you are with friends, not looking for the romantical experience of one couple).

my weekend was spent working..... BUT, i was in rome, and now, i am in paris with a week off, so i really cannot complain.

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Constance said...

Your blog is so cool!

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AVY said...

I spend lots of time with myself, it's not always a good thing.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Lottie said...

I do not frequent photo booths enough.

Deanna Bauer said...

I loved it all. I really loved the glasses!
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The Littlest Smitten said...

I can relate. Often my husband only have one day off together and it's a struggle of wanting to do errands and clean and also just be together and enjoy each other. This past weekend we had Saturday off and it was so nice out we went for a walk after a slow lazy morning at home. My sweetie made me breakfast too! On our walk we explored the other side of town, checked out a local bakery, thrift store and I looked for a new bike at the shop. Later we had lunch at a new to us place. Relaxed later at home with episodes of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and in evening hosted an intimate dinner party. A good day! Glad you are settling in more to your new state. Love following your blog and Instagram pics!

Melody said...

Amen! My husband and I have kind of been going through a "phase" like that as well. Though we have fun together grocery shopping or just watching TV, it's super nice to GET OUT together and explore the neighboring towns. We've been married for about a year and a half and are realizing we have to make a conscious effort to still date each other. It's nice. :) So glad you got some husband time!

SWF_Terra said...

Did you enjoy The Warhol? Great photo booth, yeah? We had a wonderful weekend as well. Spent time with distant friends. The sort of friends you start missing on Saturday night because you know they're leaving the next morning.

Tiffany said...

first of all, i love your blog and read it every day. (it's one of the three blogs i read daily.) second, your glasses are amazing -- what color did you order them in? keep writing...i'll keep reading. much love!

Orchid Grey said...

Tiffany, Thank you so much for reading! The glasses are the Drink the Koolaid in Brown, I highly recommend them!

La Porta Màgica by Tatiana Supervia said...

I love your blog is vintage and very sweet!!!


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