Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Pick-Me-Up

Well folks, you have a perky blogger here! I actually managed to fall asleep last night after 8:00 pm with my kids and didn't wake up until 6:30 this morning! I really have to do this more often.

Normally I stay up until the wee hours doing all manner of things - washing dishes; picking up stray toys and other detrius; prepping school stuff; blogging! But let me tell you, that 10+ hours sleep was so refreshing! It also made me realize that Mommy needs a schedule too.

So starting today, I vow that on weeknights I'm off-duty at 8:30 p.m.! I will take a relaxing shower; put the kids' bedtime music on repeat; kiss my hubby and head to bed. Yes, I won't be able to pull this off every night and but putting it in writing will help hold me to my word ;-)

Another feel-good moment yesterday came via Linda at Lime In the Coconut. If you haven't checked out her blog yet you must! As you all know, I loooove tropical style. And Linda is quite frankly living the dream! Blogging from her lovely Florida hacienda, Linda's musings on sunny, laid-back design are my online staycation! Linda has also generously awarded Pretty * Practical a Hooked On Houses Hooked On Your Blog award! Thanks so much Linda for my first blog award! Gosh, I'm feeling mixture of pride and shyness all at once.

According to the rules awardees who accept must pass it on to 5 other blogs they love. You also receive bonus points for sharing 8 things we may or may not know about you - I'll share mine in Monday's post :-) In the meantime, I will pass on the goodness to my other fave reads listed alphabetically:

Happy Mundane
Lil Orange Book
Nonchalant Mom
Three Hole Punched

Definitely check out these great blogs. Make sure to get your rest and have a great weekend!


sfgirlbybay said...

Thank you so much! :) Your blog is lovely!

Third World Girl said...

Wow, pretty practical. I am not worthy. Thanks so much.
Good luck with the new schedule!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ahhh.'s what's for dinner!

Sometimes our bodies just crash!

Thanks for your sweet words! Gonna go check out those blogs...most are new to me.

Happy weekend!

pretty*practical said...

Thanks Victoria! Such a huge compliment to someone who's hooked your blog :-)

And you're welcome Third World Girl and Linda! You both continue to inspire me and make me proud to be part of such a awesome creative community.

As for my schedule, I went to bed quite a bit later last night because Friday is not a 'weeknight' but I really regretted it this morning. So I might have to turn out the lights earlier on the weekends too.

Hope you're all having an awesome weekend!

Simone said...

this is super lovely! *tee hee*