We’ve had a busy week here at my house with work, and school activities. I have been caring for a sick kid for a couple of days with a nasty cough and a fever. There is definitely something in the air. I think winter and spring are in battle. Let’s hope that spring wins real soon.
I was sitting here in my favorite spot feeling grateful and I wanted to share it with you. Do you have somewhere in your home that brightens your spirits or helps you to relax? When my kids were little, the bathroom was my escape. Even then, there was usually a little person knocking outside the door or sitting on the floor in the bathroom with me.
There are times when home represents work – laundry, cooking, and cleaning. Some days I’d rather be somewhere else without a care in the world. Yet and still I wouldn’t trade my life even with all the obligations.
I like order, so it’s a constant challenge to maintain that with a family of five. In spite of all that, there is one place that I can go and it’s always clean, and not widely used by the family. It’s my sunroom. I don’t believe in rooms that are off-limits at my kids age. I think you should enjoy all rooms in your home as long as you clean up. All are welcome anytime. There is no TV which makes the room less interesting for them and extremely peaceful for me.
The sunroom is sunny on some days and not others, it just depends. You can see from the photos below that the sun is very fickle. I have to catch the sun at the right time of day. It’s relatively small but cozy. I ignored this room for a long time but I have grown to appreciate its comfort.
There are plants in there that hold special meaning. They are growing like weeds. There are a few DIY projects in there as well. I can tell you more about that later. I also love the sand picture homemade just for us in Senegal. My in-laws watched as it was made. This is such a thoughtful and meaningful gift from their trip to Africa.
The true beauty of the room is that I can hold a phone conversation in peace, journal, pray, meditate, sit, read, stare, think, or whatever else my heart desires.
Welcome to my “Happy Place.”
How do you relax at home?
Peace and Blessings,