Saturday, December 22, 2012

Relaxing?

Relaxing is something that's difficult for me to do.  I'm usually in constant work mode.



However, I've found myself falling asleep on the couch quite frequently these past few days.  My body must be trying to tell me something.  Of course, being self-employed, I'm still working (Customer requests, Etsy, etc), but I'm taking more breaks.

I've added a few more festive touches,



changed a switch plate from this,



to this,



and relaxed some more.  I'm going to be spending time this weekend visiting some of you, my blogland friends.  I haven't been able to do that as much as I've wanted to lately.





I'm about to curl up again, and watch a movie with my hubby and sons.  Something we'll be doing off and on all weekend.




I hope you're all finding time to relax a bit, and enjoy your family.  See ya soon.









37 comments:

Cottage and Broome said...

Rosemary, Hope you get a chance to rest up! Love that new switch plate cover. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, Laura

Brandi said...

Rest well, Rosemary. Enjoy your time with your family.

-Lisa said...

Best memories are spending time with family on the couch and sharing a movie or two!!! Rest up sweetie.
-Lisa

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Take time to enjoy the magic Rosemary.
Merry Christmas,
Kerryanne

Maureen Wyatt said...

I finish my last job tomorrow afternoon and then it's the rush to finish everything that's not done for Christmas. I think I'll spend boxing day sleeping on the couch!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I'm glad to hear you relax sometimes--I was beginning to wonder! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Gail said...

Loved looking at all the wonderful items you created! Merry Christmas!

Victoria said...

I wish I could share some of my ability to relax with you...I'm a pro at it:) Love the switchplate!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good for you, Rosemary! Enjoy this time of relaxation! I know it's hard for you but I'll bet you have more energy to get to projects after Christmas because you've rested. Your switchplate looks pretty. I just found some on the shelf in my craft room that I must have saved for a makeover. I have got to get organized in there!

Anne said...

Glad to hear you are taking time to rest up my friend!Enjoy the time with your family!Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!
xx
Anne

Kelly said...

I love seeing snippets of your home. You don't share those too often. Love how cozy and vintage everything looks! Your stool is adorable too. I have fallen in love with ticking stripes lately. Glad to hear that you're relaxing and taking some time to enjoy your family. Hope you have a peaceful yet merry Christmas too.

Wild Oak Designs said...

This is the time of year to relax with family...afterall, family is why we work so hard. Enjoy your time.
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Enjoy your relax time Rosemary!! Beautiful photos!!

Sherry said...

I am so with you on this post! I hardly ever get around to just visit. With a house full of five children some days, it is chaos! I just spent the last hour doing just exactly this. I visited and commented to some blogs that I read all of the time but hardly ever stop in and comment on. Wishing you the very Merriest Christmas Rosemary and a Happy New Year!
Sherry

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Rosemary, you have definitely earned some much needed rest and relaxation! I want to wish you and your family a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Nancy Carr said...

Rosemary, Please relax and enjoy your family. You deserve whatever you want. You give me a lot of joy. Thank you. Happy Holidays!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Rest all you want. You deserve it. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy the time together. Hugs, Karie

Pendra said...

Loving that new switch plate cover, great idea! Your house looks amazing, you deserve a rest! I'm still baking and will get to rest Christmas afternoon, when all the festivities are done...for a day or two and then new ones start...
BA HUMBUG! Merry Christmas & Peace!
Holiday Hugs,
Pendra

Ann said...

It's so important to take time for yourself (and your family). Your new switch plate is wonderful.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Good for you...sounds like some rest is just what you need. Merry Christmas my friend.

Blessings,
Linda

Cheryl said...

Hi Rosemary, I wish you could bottle up your energy & send a bit my way, I have crafting mess to clean up, but don't seem to have the energy to do it, plus I have 1 more gift I have to make, so maybe the mess will wait till I'm done~ I sure have enjoyed all your wonderful, creative treasures you have shown us this season...
Now it is time for You To Rest & EnJoy!
Merry Christmas to You & Your Family
xox
Cheryl

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You should listen your body and just chill. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Barbara Jean said...

Good for you!!

Take care of yourself!!

and have a blessed Christmas with all those you love.

barb

Art and Sand said...

It is my first visit to your blog, but I will be back. I hope you get the time to relax and fill all your Etsy orders.

Merry Christmas

Blanca said...

A Rosemary y a todas las amigas bloggers de "Villabarnes" os deseo desde España que tengáis unas muy Felices Fiestas de Navidad, llenas de amor, alegría y tranquilidad. Blanca

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I could have written this exact post R. Its so nice for me to have 3 whole days off in a row...but of course I will be cooking and cleaning and doing last minute stuff,. but I plan to enjoy it all. merry christmas!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

You so deserve the rest, Rosemary! I love to take a nap on the couch.
I love the new switch plate you did and I also love the pillow on the couch.
Merry Christmas, Rosemary, to you and your family.

~Shanon

DIY Show Off said...

Hoping you're getting some rest in your cozy beautiful space. Merry Christmas, Rosemary!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love all your beautiful and creative touches. You sure have the right idea!! Enjoy some downtime with your family and have a very Merry Christmas.

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

What a wonderful time to relax with family. Merry Christmas, Rosemary!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am doing the same thing Rosemary.....relaxing, baking and just enjoying these last days leading up to Christmas. It's been nice not glued to my office chair. Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas ~

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Everything looks so festive, Rosemary! Relaxing and enjoying family time is a fabulous idea! Wishing a wonderful Christmas to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

Karen said...

Have a good rest Rosemary. Merry Christmas!

Nyanser av vitt said...

Merry Christmas dear Rosemary. GOD JUL in Swedish :O)
Agneta

Donna said...

Hi Rosemary,
Glad to see that you are taking a well deserved break with your family! Merry Christmas to you!

Cindy said...

It's lovely to see your pretty home, I love the Pork Bellies pillow, it's adorable!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours,
Hugs, Cindy

Brandi said...

Merry Christmas, Rosemary! Hope you are enjoying the holiday. Wishing you the best in 2013(and thereafter)!