weekending. my favorite part of the week. a time to relax, live, love, just be. if you’d like to share your weekend either with words, photographs, or both, leave a link to your weekend post or flickr photo in the comments.

this weekend started off with me at my fave café
cappuccino, moleskine, putting words to paper trying to
clear my heart, clear my head, make space for the words to come
words that have been oh so elusive as of late
sitting in my car in the parking lot talking to the grands
so much easier than phone calls at home where there is noise and littles and interruptions aplenty
my cousin came over and helped the red bean make a christmas wreath
we discussed the current family drama, rolled our eyes at my mother while
i made brownies
frustrated? upset? dark chocolate and lots of it topped with ganache will do the trick
watched this with the girls and
laughed because we all want that hair
making dinner, drinking wine, singing along to this
late night talking, eggnog in hand, twinkle lights twinkling
kids sleeping, quiet house
a moment that will forever be in my memory for no other reason than the
feeling of contentment, peace in the moment
sunday morning eggs and bacon
kids already out playing and a day ahead of me that
needs to be filled with work but will most likely be filled with
reading and writing and sneaking brownie when no one is looking

how was your weekend?

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  • My Dearest Amanda, I have thought of you so often these last few days and prayed that your heart had lightened. Please know that I will continue to pray for you and your family as you travel this path.
    I have chocolate on the counter to make brownies for my family, chocolate really does make the day brighter!


  • Been thinking of you this weekend; I’ve been there with my grandparents and it is such a difficult time in life. Big hugs to you and yours as you face this and the days ahead.


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  • Sounds like a great weekend. Like Tracey said, you have come to mind often this week. I’m glad that there is room for you to feel your frustration and upset as you move through this troubled time. Love and light to you my friend.

    Happy Sunday!


  • Eggnog! Chocolate! Bacon! So many wonderful things in one weekend. 😉ReplyCancel

  • looks like we’ve used the same number of eggs over the weekend :-)


    have a good week!ReplyCancel

  • […] creative outlet, but am still trying to find my blogging rhythm. I think I will try linking up with Amanda for Weekending; Ginny for Yarn Along; and Amanda for This Moment – as and when I can, having been inspired […]ReplyCancel

  • Weekend was full: seeing old friends, seeing my husband, plant shopping, bee keeping forum, sleeping in, would like another four day weekend….ReplyCancel

  • Hello there! I’ve always meant to join you for Weekending and now I am finally getting around to it…


    Your space is beautiful and inspiring.

    Thinking of you and your family and sending love.ReplyCancel

  • oh. I hope the family drama disappears! I want that hair too. I knew what movie it was before I clicked the link 😉 Chocolate will cure almost all heartaches, you know.


  • Oh that was a difficult day for your family. Hopefully the grands will find an easy transition. I also believe baking cures most ails. We had another super busy weekend. Have a good week.

  • Can I just say, I LOVE that picture! The texture and light! I was wondering about Brave. Do you think 5 year-old-boys would like it? And yes, I want her hair too, ha!ReplyCancel

  • Sounds like a good weekend! I love the sneaking brownies part… I so the same! Here is a link to our weekend: http://mamagonegreen.blogspot.com/2012/12/weekending.htmlReplyCancel

  • thinking of you and hoping things settle down in a way that works for and honors everyone involved….. I recently read about using eggnog and cream (yes, for real) in place of the milk in hot chocolate. perhaps that would help, too 😉

    we had our second homemade goods swap this weekend and it was even bigger and grander than the first. lets just say there’s lots of chocolate around the house now. and bottles of hostess-gift wine and leftover bourbon and other treats… no photos or posts to share about the swap this time, I was too busy overseeing and hanging…. but it was a good weekend.

    cheers from NC~ReplyCancel

  • I came across your blog today and I’m so glad I did. It’s lovely! I happen to have a weekending post of my own and wanted to join in the sharing. Hope your week is a wonderful one!


  • Pamela

    glad you could talk to your dear grands, all uninterrupted and whatnot. i long for that.
    the yarn is gorgeous, btw. in love with the soft.

  • del

    I think we can all relate to family drama. I really hope it eases for you all, especially going into the holidays.

    But brownies can definitely help. Eat one more.ReplyCancel

  • You & your Grands have been in my thoughts…
    Thank you for the introduction to Chrissy and her work. Amazing. Inspiring. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • the moleskin and words, the chocolate and brownies, the drama and quiet phone conversations in the car…i get *all* of this.

  • I’ve been thinking of you and your grands all week. I’m so glad you were able to talk to them in peace for awhile. I hope it was a good conversation.
    Our weekend was all about birthday http://ihappyree.blogspot.com/2012/12/weekending.htmlReplyCancel

  • I think it was the weekend for writing…I did quite a bit of that as well. Hope that getting words on paper was healing and that you had at least a little bit of relief. Thinking of you and wishing you well, my friend.ReplyCancel

  • ah yes, loving the Avett Brothers around here as well. And rolling eyes at mom…doesn’t that go hand in hand with the holiday season?
    here’s our weekend.

  • I hope the situation with your grandparents will be resolved. Mmm…I love eggs and bacon.ReplyCancel

  • Chocolate, bacon and eggs….bits of comfort. I hope they’ve helped.ReplyCancel

  • Life’s passages…..so difficult…prayers are with you and the grands.ReplyCancel

  • Glad your found some peace in your weekend, even though things are weighing heavy on your mind…

    Wishing you plenty of xoxo as you move into your week


  • sounds like festivities have already begun… but my fave is the way your weekend started… sighReplyCancel

  • Just stumbled across your blog. Your photo icon of the coffee and knitting looks so peaceful! So happy I clicked on and read your weekend post. I too love the quite moments of reflection where I can steal moments to write and FEW brownies when no one is looking. I will definitely be back!ReplyCancel

  • I’m so glad you could find some quiet with all that is going on. Oh, and chocolate!

    My post went up a little late, but it’s there.


  • I feel like I’ve read and reread your weekend post, shocked I haven’t commented yet. I love the airy feeling of your weekend, the simplicity of singing along with Scott and Seth, sipping wine and sneaking brownies. I just started making brookies, a brownie pan with chocolate chip cookies dropped in. Duuuuude. So amazing.ReplyCancel

  • A morning alone at a cafe with a moleskine is bliss. Love your idea of talking on the phone in the car-will have to use that instead of fighting the phone battle in the house. Girl hoist that brownie up high!

  • Yesterday I was at Whole foods and they were selling fresh baked peppermint bark brownie. I bought a square, I ate it all, and let me just say that when I read the word brownie in your post I was transported back in one second.

    Glad you found some peace this weekend. I love that you make time to just have café time to yourself. I need to do that more often..

    Luuuv the Black Keys :).