Sunday, January 30, 2011

Enjoying Home for What It Is

With all the snow we’ve been getting in southeast Pennsylvania, I’ve been staying home a lot and just realized that I quite like it.  Since I work from home, I don’t leave the house very often as it is and sometimes it gets to me. But I’m so glad that now—when there’s a foot and a half of snow on the ground, it’s dreary as hell out, and I have, to be honest, no where to go—I’m content with spending almost all of my time in my home. Lately, “getting out of the house” has meant going for walks on the property with Nathan and sometimes my husband.  (I know, it’s thrilling, right?)  We’ve been enjoying nature and snowy views outside, and playing, learning and knitting inside.

So for now, I’m enjoying my home for what it is. And that’s more than just shelter from the elements and a space to spend time together and share meals. Home is a place of refuge, safety and security. It’s a place that should make us feel surrounded by love, help us feel our love for each other (and ourselves) and bring back fond memories.

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time making our home more comfortable, visually appealing and organized.  And lately, since I’m cooped up indoors, I’ve been enjoying doing the simple things for my family and things that make our house a family home more than ever. I’ll share what I’ve been up to as I complete each project.

In the meantime, I’m trying not to get sick of all the snow (we’re in for more of it this week) and will ride out this positivity for as long as I possibly can. For I know I’ll have cabin fever soon enough… I’m already starting to dream about spring! 

The hat makes an appearrance during an early evening walk in snowy weather.
I love how the hat's stem is visible even at a distance. It's my favorite part of the hat.

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