Time just seems to fly lately. Days turn into months, and months to years, and it all feels like a flash. My uncle told me when I was a kid, “the older you get the faster life goes”. If that statement is true than I must be really old!! We’re all always so busy, rushing from one plan to the next. I’ve certainly been guilty of that since I started my own company. I really want to get better at treasuring every moment, enjoying the process not just the goal etc. etc. So I decided to take snapshots with my Iphone and to see what I really do with my day. On this particular day, a very rainy, dreary day in February it went like this…
Waiting for the school bus with Luke and Bubba at the end of our driveway. I complain every morning when the alarm goes off, I hate getting up at 6am!! But this quiet moment counting cars and betting which number the school bus is going to be, should be treasured. It makes me think of Meryl Streep singing to her daughter in Mamma Mia “with sleep in your eyes you let precious time go by”. Did you see it? I cried my eyes out because she sang about moments just like this. The ones you let slip by.
TRAFFIC JAM!! Sitting in the horrible and never ending traffic jam on Route 7 where they’re putting in a metro rail. This is when I dream of living at the beach.
Wait, just so you really get the feeling….
The image says it all. Do you have a place near you that just makes you want to RUN AWAY?? This is it for me. I’m so affected by my surroundings — no surprise I hate running errands here.
At Homegoods picking up a few accessories we need for an upcoming magazine shoot at the house. What happened?? I don’t need those green lamps!! This place is more dangerous than IKEA, you buy more than you need because it’s so inexpensive.
Spotted this crazy red mirror at Pier 1 that I would have hated two years ago. I pick it up for the area outside Luke’s room. Things are still unfinished and with a crew coming to the house I’ve got to pull it together…FAST!! I’m suddenly in to rooms with primary colors.
Back on Route 7. ARRGGHH!!!. I need a Starbucks latte.
Back at my desk working on some of Marmalade Private label designs. Hundreds of designs and color combinations in my head, but have to narrow it down. Loving strong retro colors with grays. I want to get this line of affordable yet elegant cotton dhurries ready fast. These are designs I want to use but can’t find. So I’m designing them. The Marmalade Private label is growing, carpets, bedding, headboards. Can’t wait to share.
Hmm I like a extra large maze pattern as a simple grid on the floor. Need a better orange.
And a few affordable high quality wool carpets.
Finalized colorways to send off. I love colors.
Loyal Bubba waiting for Luke at the school bus stop. The kids are always thrilled to see him through the window of the bus.
Luke is tired and worried about lots of homework. Bubba as always was happy to entertain.
After phone conversations and homework, try the new mirror. The rain makes the picture grainy and dark, so you can;t see the bold yellow on the walls, and the red accents in Luke’s blue bed room. I like primary colors. So often overlooked.
Funky. But adds spunk to the hallway. At least looks more pulled together before a photographer walks through the house.
POWER OUTAGE!! Unfortunately a common occurrence in out neighborhood. Winds, storms, snow you name it, the power goes. Annoying. Luke and I gather in the bedroom and light candles.
Luke is thrilled, he has three hours of power left on his computer. Mine is dead. All the animals all gather in here as well. Despite being annoyed, it’s actually kind of cozy.
We bring in our books and settle in for a night of reading and good conversation. In the end this is more meaningful than those 500 e-mails you think you need to send. Isn’t it?
How was your day? What did you do? Perhaps one of you will share your day via Iphone?