Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
This week I am loving that I got some pool time with my sweet boy. He loves to swim and I am so very thankful for that. He just kicks and splashes and has the best time. (Although he doesn’t look too enthused in these pictures, hehe).
I look forward to next summer when he will be jumping off the side and really loving learning how to swim. My little fish!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
I have had a rough couple of weeks. I’ve been in a funk of sorts. I’ve struggled at work, really struggled. I haven’t struggled to do my job necessarily, but I have struggled to give my patients 110% of myself and show them the compassion and patience that they require. I work in a very challenging environment. My patients are REALLY really sick. I’ve dealt with a couple not very nice patients who gripe and complain about everything, and I’ve dealt with a couple that it seems like they just need you every five minutes for something. It has really worn me down. I noticed that my attitude was really bad at work, I didn’t want to be there. Every time my patients called out for something I rolled my eyes almost immediately and grumbled about them needing nausea or pain medicine. (Yes, I know I sound like the most amazing nurse ever right now). It seems like each day I have gone to work I have simply wanted to cry. Its been more demanding than usual, required more out of me, and frankly all I have wanted is to be at home with my sweet boy, rather than at the hospital caring for people I really don’t even know. Instead, I was at work for over 12 hours, not getting home until 8pm or later and only seeing Landon for maybe 15 minutes before putting him to bed.
I think the icing on the cake is that I was fully aware of how childish I was acting. I had a bad attitude and was fully aware of it. I needed to get out of my rut.
Thank God for a rainy week and Saturday Mornings…
It has been cloudy and rainy this week. I know you are wondering what in the world that has to do with my rut. But it has been the most amazing blessing and break from the sun and heat we have been having in our area. It has allowed me to stay inside, cuddle, and enjoy the downtime. In the strangest way it has really calmed my spirit and restored a peace.
This morning we woke up to clouds and rain, we brought our sweet boy in from his crib to lay in the bed with us. We spent Saturday morning in our pjs, in the bed, as a family. And it was perfect. It was exactly what my broken spirit needed. And it has made me so very thankful. So I figured I’d just share a few things that I really am thankful for in the midst of some really difficult weeks for me.
I’m am so very thankful…
for those 10-15 minutes I get to see my baby boy each evening after work.
that I only work three days a week, no matter how hard or long they may be.
for a husband that cooks dinner and vacuums when I have to work the weekend
for clouds and rain and lower temperatures
for sweet baby babbles that are music to my ears
that I am not the patient, but the nurse. I do get to leave at night and come home to my family, unlike them.
for a lesson in humility, and for God giving me a reality check about my attitude
for Cassie, a friend at work, who can always carry on a good conversation
laughter in difficult situations
for working hard for a patient, and seeing a good outcome.
for blueberries and raspberries and mango yumminess.
for being in bed at 9:30
for homemade baby food and the money it saves (seriously…)
for weekends with no plans, no where to go, nothing to do.
for learning to have a kinder, more gentle spirit
What are you thankful for this weekend?
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I am a sucker for anything seersucker.
Its southern yes, but on top of that it really is the best summertime fabric being that it is so lightweight, doesn’t require ironing, and dries so quickly. I snapped a few shots of Landon wearing his new seersucker jon jon made by his Nana. I am so so blessed to have women in my life that can sew. These babies usually retail for upwards of $40.00 and this one only cost me the cost of the fabric…which was on sale. So about 5.00, if that.
Hallelujah for those sewing grandmas.
Hallelujah for saving moo-lah.
He melts my heart every single day, and reminds me what an honor it is to be his mom.
Today we’re off to the doctor for his seven month appointment. I cannot believe my little guy will be seven months in just a week- really?! I can’t stand how quickly this is going.
Side note completely unrelated to Landon and his cuteness:
Can we discuss how sad I was to see Sean go on the Bachelorette? For sure thought she’d send Arie…So I guess I’m on team Jef with one F.
Happy Tuesday Ya’ll!
Friday, July 6, 2012
Its been a while since I’ve posted some of my favorite things on the blog, so that’s what we’re doing today! I have full on summer fever…which isn’t so great when you are stuck inside because the temps are near 100 degrees here in North Carolina. It’s steamy outside…so this morning I browsed the internet from the comfort of my air conditioned indoors and found some of my favorite summer finds.
In the spirit of July 4th, I am in love with this American Flag décor from Pottery Barn…completely something you could DIY for a much cheaper price.
John and I have recently become addicted to the remake of Dallas, which is where I saw this green Le Pliage bag, and I’m in love. Bright summer colors, and perfect tote for everything we could need.
Nothing says summer read like Emily Giffin…so I am so excited to get my hands on her latest book Where We Belong
This amazing ice cream from a local company in my hometown…banana pudding ice cream? Hello.
picture my own…follow me on Instagram (katiemperdue).
So there ya have it…my four Friday Favorites (so far…) I’m sure I will be adding more to this list over the next week.
Happy Friday Ya’ll!
Sunday, July 1, 2012
For a year now we have had this as our entryway.
You are greeted by a old, worn out dresser that was gifted to us by my In-laws, and a $30.00 window pane mirror that I happened upon at an antique store. I love both pieces, I think they both have great character and both serve their function well. However, I hate that they don’t go together in any way shape or form. I also hate that it is more mismatched wood, in a house with a lot of dark brown already. Having dark leather furniture has forced me to get creative in ways to brighten up our space, and these two pieces happened to be the ways I went about that.
So yesterday, when our projected forecast was 105 degrees outside, I decided it would be the perfect day to refinish and paint these said pieces. The husband wasn’t thrilled, but he humored me in going to Lowe’s to pick out paint colors only if I promised we could get froyo on the way home.
So we ventured out, picked out our colors, ate our froyo and headed home.
Once the little guy was asleep we set out to complete our project. I say our project- because I have to give him some credit, he helped me sand them and he painted with a brush as I painted with a roller so it didn’t take us that long.
I have to say..I’m pretty proud of how they turned out…it adds that perfect pop of color and brightness to our home and lets me truly enjoy two things I already loved.
Luckily we didn’t have to sand very much to get the original finish off, and after three quick coat of paint and a few hours of drying time, the dresser and mirror were ready to move back into the house. Luckily when the highs are over 100 degrees, it doesn’t take paint long to dry at all!!
The picture really doesn’t do the paint color justice, it is Valspar’s La Fonda Mirage, although I think it is more closely matched to Valspar Aquatic Edge. It is kind of a seafoam/blue/green color. Really refreshing and bright.
So, summer project number 1 down…I’m going to attempt to take on the dining room table next if I can convince the hubby to help me take it apart ;)