I've had a very slow, restorative day today. I've not been feeling great so I settled myself horizontally on the sofa for much of the day with a hot water bottle on my stomach and a blanket or two wrapped around. Before I allowed myself to flop I tidied up in this room, it gets itself into a shocking state across the weekend with five of us all in here, plus various visiting children added into the mix. Really I didn't want to bend and stoop and pick up, plump and straighten and rearrange. I really resented doing it today actually. But I longed for some sort of visual calm and order so I Just Got On With It. It was worth the effort in the end.
I was grateful for a quiet (ish) house as Little B was off with Daddy visiting his grandparents, and although I ended up with four Little People in the house, they chose to play upstairs in bedrooms leaving me to slug about in my jammies downstairs. I managed half a row on my ripple. And half a magazine (it was a good half). But mostly I've just been still, doing nothing but drinking tea and looking around the room. Thinking how much I love being here, especially when I'm feeling a bit under the weather. Sometimes just Staying Home feels like the greatest luxury.
I lit the fire around about 3pm, it's been bitterly cold here this past week and we are expecting snow anytime soon. I didn't much feel like cleaning out and lighting the fire, but at the same time I longed for it's warmth and comfort. So I Just Got On With It. I cleaned, set, lit and tended until it was happy and established, and then I flopped back to my sofa. It was worth the effort.
I'm not sure what this post is about really. I just thought these few photos looked so warm and cosy and homely and I wanted to share them. We've had so many of these sorts of weekends lately that I keep thinking really it's about time we Went Out Somewhere and stopped being so lazy and indoorsy. But if it's the place we really want to be more than anywhere else, then that's ok isn't it? We can be active and outdoorsy when the temperature rises. For now, Home is where it's at.