Fresh starts, habits & family

October 7, 2019

This is a bit of a clean slate week for me. A month or so ago, I decided I needed a few days off — our summer trip had been unsatisfying and short, and I had lots of PTO accumulated. Josh and I didn’t get to have our weekend away as planned (our nanny’s mother passed away and we had to cancel it back in July).

SO – we are having a mini-break staycation this weekend (our nanny taking kids Friday & Saturday, home Sunday AM) and I am taking Wednesday through Monday off from work. To be truthful I will not be entirely off as there are some projects that I need to work on. But I will be officially off, and therefore not obligated to be anywhere or do anything other than on my own time frame.

I am really looking forward to this mini-break. I have all sorts of projects I want to do, and suspect I will be able to catch up on a lot of lingering loose ends.

BUT FIRST – a day for family, because Josh’s grandmother did pass over the weekend. It’s a sad day but also a day where of appreciating how lucky I am to be an honorary part of Josh’s very close-knit and loving family. We will be bringing A&C to the memorial, internment, and shivah (basically a drop-in gathering w/ family/friends after the formal ceremonies).

Weekend pix:

pumpkin pancakes (official start of fall)
me post-hair straightening on Saturday during the day
so sweet and verbal. And also into everything and on a bit of a sleep strike. Oh, toddlers.

Here’s to a new week and a celebration of life. I will spend the day focusing on what is important: family, love, and connection.


  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns October 7, 2019 at 9:30 am

    I’m sorry to hear of Josh’s grandmother’s passing. It’s always tough to lose a beloved grandparent. I only have one left – my paternal grandma is 96 years old and still in great health. I dread losing her even though I know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives for so many years!

    Enjoy your staycation! I’m glad you guys are getting a break to press reset. We all need that every once in awhile! I have a little break this week, too. I took tomorrow off to get a haircut and do whatever I feel like doing. We are moving in November, though, as we finally found a house (after looking for over 2 years) so I am guessing I will end up doing a little bit of packing/purging around the house. But that’s kind of enjoyable when I am doing it on my own without a toddler making a mess in the background (our son will go to daycare).

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 7, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      Oh yes being in a house alone to organize is like my dream ๐Ÿ˜Š enjoy!!

      • Reply Marjorie October 7, 2019 at 4:48 pm

        Sarah, I’ve been meaning to thank you for your blogging marathon in September. It was so great reading all your planning and organizing posts and to be continually inspired by how well you manage it all, even the really challenging days!

        I’m really sorry to hear about Josh’s grandmother. Please accept my condolences. It’s definitely times like these that make you stop and remember why we spend so much time planning our days: so that we can make sure we make lots of time for what really matters, because life unfurls so quickly.

  • Reply Megan October 7, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Sorry to hear about GGM.

  • Reply Mel October 7, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    This may seem like a random question, but what bag are you carrying in the second photo (selfie shot)? I’m hunting for a carryall bag and really like the shape! Thanks!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 7, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Itโ€™s a lotuff colorblock tote ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Katie October 7, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    My condolences to your family. It is always hard to lose a beloved grandparent.

    Where is your dining table from? I like that color and havenโ€™t seen a nice simple one like that locally.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 7, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      it’s from the exotic swedish boutique known as IKEA ๐Ÿ™‚ it is so not fancy, but I really like it too!

      • Reply Katie October 7, 2019 at 11:44 pm

        Ha! Should have guessed ๐Ÿ™‚

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