Category: Home

The Muse Has Left The Building

Remember on the old Frazier show, how it would always end with “Frazier has left the building“, a riff of course on the phrase, “Elvis has left the building“. Well, in response to weekly photo challenge for this week on muse, I find it hard to show what’s calling to me because nothing is. The…

Read more The Muse Has Left The Building

The Joy of Common Work

. . . Do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. – Robert Lewis Stevenson It’s easy for me to get caught up in wanting everything fancy, just like I think everyone else has it. But…

Read more The Joy of Common Work

I Hate Chores!

  Today’s challenge on 30 Days of Lists is to list chores I actually enjoy. My answer is: NONE NOT ONE Nope, nothing I used to enjoy baking, but a) my husband dislikes homemade bread, especially for his sandwiches; b) my daughter didn’t care either and c) I can’t eat much of any baked goods,…

Read more I Hate Chores!

Things To Nurture This Month

Where do I spend my time and energies? What do I need to focus on to bring along and develop? Wiktionary defines nurture as “that which nourishes; tender care, education, training”. So what do I want to nurture this month? My photography and creativity My soul (spirituality) My body For the next three weeks, those are the things…

Read more Things To Nurture This Month

Marry Fragrances For The Holidays

Just a reminder that Norad is tracking Santa’s progress around the world.  I’ve enjoyed this for quite a few years – check it out here. Scents evoke so many  memories and emotions.  I love the way the house smells after making butternut squash, turkey or especially cookies.  It’s easy to marry up compatible fragrances for some…

Read more Marry Fragrances For The Holidays

Feeling Thick Textures

I love to feel textures – thick ones, thin ones, nubby ones, silky ones – I love to feel them all.  That was one of things I really enjoyed about sewing my own clothes was feeling all the textures as I worked. I haven’t sown for years, but I still enjoy feeling textures.  I’m very tactile. …

Read more Feeling Thick Textures

Support For My Body

I am truly amazed at what it takes these days to get me out of the house in the morning.  When I was newly married, I would roll out bed, get dressed and to work in under 30 minutes.  I obviously didn’t wear make-up, shower in the morning, or fix myself up much! These days…

Read more Support For My Body

Home Is Where We Are

My favorite boy toy and I have moved 13 times in our marriage, including our first apartment when we got married, and lived in 8 different states. It’s hard to explain quite how that happened.  The first few moves were setting up our household, then a small fixer-upper, then a medium fixer-upper and finally a bigger…

Read more Home Is Where We Are

Polishing Not Needed Here

I’m a good housekeeper, but simple is better for my lifestyle.  As a result, I don’t spend much time polishing anything, whether it be silver, furniture or shoes.  Actually, I don’t own things that need polishing since I know I won’t do it.  A good example of this are my Farberware pots – durable, sturdy, machine…

Read more Polishing Not Needed Here