A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life,
for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. |
I am listening to the rain be driven against the window panes as I sit in my dark, silent bedroom sipping a deliciously hot cup of coffee, trying for all the world to be as quiet as possible.
I must confess to being a snorer, a very loud snorer. It is very annoying to anyone trying to sleep in the same room as myself, so that is the reason my poor sleep deprived husband is even now sleeping on the couch in the living room and why I am trying desperately to keep as quiet as can be to let him catch up on his rest.
That being said, I love the quiet in the morning. When my 4 kids were little I would get up early, toss some laundry on and enjoy a quiet cup of coffee before anyone got up. It was my time to just be. Time to reflect on what to accomplish that day before the hustle and bustle began. Now they are grown and gone but I still like my morning reflection time, kind of like the quiet before a storm.
In the summer you will find me at first light out in my garden, sitting on my front steps just being. Sunday mornings are my favorite, as everyone in the neighborhood seems to be sleeping in so there is absolute silence except for the birds singing and a few squirrels bickering.
I just dwell on things I have to be thankful for. Like a lovely place to live, our house is humble but cozy, the roof leaks (as is attested by the bowl and pots catching drips as we speak) but only when it rains.
So I am thankful we did not go to the trouble of repairing the drywall where it leaked last year. We just did not find the time to pull it down and redo it. We did have the roof fixed (or so we thought) but now the true test as come with this downpour of a rainstorm and the roof failed. Ah well, we will give it another go when spring comes and I can cross off worrying about fixing the ceiling for now.
I see weak light coming thru the blinds now, I should open them up and welcome the new day. For some reason rainy days incite the desire to sew in me. I have loads of fabric stashes to work from even though I gave tons away already. I spent yesterday afternoon sewing a little jumper dress and had a grand ole time doing it. I will share a photo soon.
Enjoy your day.