Chillax and put your feet up!


What makes  us love ‘Fridays’ so much? Well, I certainly know why I love it, to me it represents the end of the work week. And by the time you reach Friday you sort of start to feel exited and your body goes into a more relaxed mode. I don’t know about you, but I certainly do. I love coming home on a Friday evening, let my hair down and put my feet up on the couch in front of the fire place. Having that feeling of absolute bliss…just feeling the stress from being at the office all day, and being struck in traffic on the way home to beautiful Wicklow, being washed away.

Many of you that follow me on Facebook might have seen my pre-weekend posts, where I am trying to spread the happy feeling that the weekend is around the corner and it’s time to chillax and unwind. Well, we do have people that has to work during the weekends, and that doesn’t have the liberty of having the weekend off. But hopefully they’ll have other days they are off and can enjoy life!

The weekend is holy to me, in a way, even though I might have a lot of things that I need to do, it’s the feeling of being able to do it and to stick in a few moments to chillax in between. You should always take time to chillax. I am the type that always has something on the go even if I am off work, I rarely sit down for long periods. At the moment I am at the end of a children’s book project where I am the illustrator, I am also studing a course in forensic science and I am also in the process of changing my job. So, there are many changes on the way in our house, but these are all good changes.

But give me a nice sunny warm summer day now, and I’ll be out in the garden all day, but I would still be doing something out there. I bring my art tools and papers out if it’s not to windy that I have to spend time chasing after papers flying around, or simply make my self comfortable with a good book.

And this coming weekend is no different, it’s going to be full speed ahead, well not really but almost  LOL! But one thing is that I can never start a day without making my ‘special’ brew of coffee, and it should preferably be strong and mixed with some whipped milk. There’s nothing better than chilling in bed with a nice coffee and a good book, before getting up and get on with whatever needs to be done. In my next life I will probably reincarnate as a coffee bean – I probably drink more coffee than I should. But, I love the taste and smell of it. I usually finish a half filled pot on my own in the mornings, enough to make me bounce around the house full of energy.

This weekend my husband and I will take a break from our busy work lives and indulge ourselves in good food and some classical music and see the opera La Bohéme by Puccini. I think it is important to take a break now and again to do things that makes you feel good and relaxed. This will then motivate you to continue with what you’re normally doing whether it is followinging the flow or continue ‘spinning’ in the rat race of life.

Whatever your plans are for the weekend, don’t forget to breathe, relax and do things that you enjoy doing! Go out for a walk, get some fresh air or read a good book, have a glass of your favourite wine and enjoy life! We only get one chance, so we better make the most of it.

~ Eva’s Chronicles ~


8 thoughts on “Chillax and put your feet up!

  1. the only think better than the weekends you describe are our weekends that are all year long. retirement is one long week end, and we do all the things you do, but 7 days a week… we have the chillax down pat… your life sounds great to me and that railroad pic is awesome. good luck with changing jobs.

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    1. The weekend’s are so short that we need to fill in a lot of things to have completed, but am so use to it and go on routine now. The railroad is down by the beach only a few minutes from our house.


  2. Dearest Eva,
    Sound advice to live by and yes, it is true that the weekend is kind of sacred.
    Pieter has been dealing with another tough job, just out of the blue we decided to dig up the huge Indian Hawthorn that grew into the beautiful Namnetense Magnolia (a double, fragrant French variety) and even covering more than one meter of our driveway. So you guessed it… Pieter went at it for clipping it down to the roots and stems and taking it out. Than he constructed a curve out of concrete blocks, extended from the existing concrete wall. He painted it and put LED lights on top towards the end. A surprising new look… This morning before 8:00 AM he got 2 mᵌ of topsoil delivered for evening out the area. Pieter had started to dig up the azaleas and prostrate gardenias that were behind the retainer wall but were overgrown by a persistent weed. We could not win from it… So he decided for having just a grass lawn extension instead.
    Always something new in life to tackle and meanwhile it is half way October…
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Hi Mariette,
      I know your garden is always looking beautiful, you have done a fantastic job with it. Good to have it all done before the winter, not sure if it’s getting cold there but here it can be a bit rough.

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