Monday, January 6, 2014

I spent Friday in bed nursing a headcold, but one of my very dearest friends was in town with her husband and no runny nose was going to keep me from dinner! I popped a Sudafed or two and John and I introduced them to our Friday night ritual–a dosa, curries and plenty of naan. There were also plenty of Nyquils when we got home, a few episodes of The West Wing and an embarrassing tantrum when I realized that I was not getting better nor was I falling asleep like John had promised when he held out the lurid green gelcaps.

Which is why I was so disturbed when I woke up the next morning and discovered John gone; I was certain that my accusations regarding lotion-less tissues and "your Nyquil" had sent him over the edge, a place where presumably one doesn't need their wallet, phone or car keys. He came home from a run just a few moments later and after a sheepish "I'm sorry", we happily settled into a quiet weekend together. After finishing Gone Girl (why did I wait so long to read it?) I dove into a biography of Zelda Fitzgerald while John practiced and researched, and we did very few things that required me to stray from my enormous tissue box or put on real clothes. I did manage to do a little pilates on Sunday evening and we popped into our favorite grocery store for provisions, but in general, it was a lazy, West Wing-filled weekend–which was just was I needed, if not exactly what I'd had in mind.

Tell me, how was your weekend? Did you have two whole glorious weeks off, or were you working on and off during the holidays?

Image by Melissa Kruse Photography, bouquet by Saffron, gown by Kairas Bridal.


  1. i hope you are feeling better now! it's the worst to feel sick on your days off!! our weekend was VERY lazy (and pretty great) we finished season one of orange is the new black-- that show is crazy! i cant wait to see what happens next. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. Ugh I hope you are feeling better now Lena. A West Wing filled weekend does sound rather fantastic! ;)

  3. I hope you're feeling better!! I always get mad at Bryan when medicine doesn't work for me too! haha. :) Poor boys.

  4. Tell me about Zelda's biography! Looks so fascinating.

  5. Hope you are continuing to feel better! I woke up Friday morning sick as a dog with some kind of awful flu, but luckily I powered through it in time for my LASIK appointment Saturday morning. It's been a weekend of eye drops and perfect vision!
    Happy new year!

  6. Love it. Its so soft. Hope you feel better!


  7. Oh no, I hope you're feeling better. Have a great week!

    always, koru kate

  8. I hope you're feeling better! I have yet to see West Wing.. but we did watch the first season of House of Cards in TWO DAYS. It's that good. You'd probably love it if you like West Wing.

  9. I've been meaning to get into West Wing for a while now. I hear it was such an interesting show and it always lands on those "best tv shows of all time" lists, doesn't it? Did you end up liking Gone Girl? I think I might be one of maybe 3 people on this planet that didn't care for it!



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