Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. We’ve got a busy weekend ahead of us between the gala for the Bruce Museum and a trip into the city for Will’s coworker’s wedding. It’s been a while since we squeezed two events into one night so here’s hoping we’re able to sleep in a little on Sunday morning!

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This week’s thorn was more a feeling than a single event, but I’ve been feeling like any time I’m super focused on work I’m not as focused on family and friends and similarly every time I’m super focused on family and friends I’m not as focused on work. It feels silly to admit because I have the luxury of creating and managing my own schedule and clearly there are many people in the world much busier than I am (my mom friends for a start!). It’ll start with remembering I forgot to respond to someone’s text message, then realizing I have a blog deadline coming up, then not being able to fall asleep because I’m running over whatever I missed on that day’s to do list, and then soon enough I’ve convinced myself I’m doing anything as well as I want to be. I’m trying to remind myself that I’m incredibly lucky to have so many family members and friends I want to keep up with and plenty of work goals keeping me busy but, failing that, I’ll often repeat my dad’s favorite advice: just keep chipping away at it.

This week’s rose was finally sharing our living room on the blog! I’ve been chipping away at it (…see?!) for several months now and it felt so good to see all the loose ends come together. I swear it looks better in person (the highly contrasted lighting in this room makes it so hard to photograph!) and I’m so happy spending time in here every day. I’m actually itching to throw a little housewarming party with our friends (you know, six months after we moved in…) now that the ground floor is looking more presentable. Have a wonderful weekend!

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