Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just Right

This is my living room. I snapped this shot yesterday because it looked just right -- not too big, not too small, not too fancy, not too shabby, not too messy, not too clean -- just right. If you go to Flickr you can peruse the photo's notes and learn a bit more about the individual objects within.

Right now I am sitting in that chair by the fireplace. My legs are criss-cross applesauce. There is a pillow on my lap and on top of that my laptop. Delectable heat radiates from my computer and the lamp next to me. Across from my chair is a large picture window that looks out onto the street. There is a slight breeze. The sky is blue overhead but storm clouds lurk on the horizon. Outside it is crisp and cold. I'm happy to be here, inside, still in my pajamas. Little sits in the next room watching the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - on loan from the library. Soon I'll gather up my knitting and join her.

Our house smells scrumptious. A honey mustard pale ale pork tenderloin is simmering in the crock pot. My husband is in the kitchen doing a load of dishes. Later today I'll go to the store for ingredients for my first ever green smoothie (thanks Tammie!).

To sum things up: Life is good.

And now my daughter beckons. I hope you are all having peaceful wonderful days.

Things I love today:
  • Spanish lessons on my ipod
  • Crock pots
  • Baby girls who love to snuggle
  • Pajamas
  • A weekend to sleep in
  • My friend's bird feeder (I am inspired to get one of my own)
  • Dreams of an orchard and clothesline in my backyard
Things I'm hoping for today:
  • Happy content children.
  • To finish Loving Frank before it's due back at the library.
  • To be bold and brave and follow my heart.
  • To let go of fear and take a chance.
Soon, soon I'll post my Mondo Beyondo list. For now it is simmering, just like that tenderloin, until it, too, is just right.


Tammie said...

i love your living room. it really does look just right, relaxing and comfortable, with just the right amount of fancy.

i hope you enjoy the green smoothie!

Sheryl Rayner said...

What a comfy room. Makes me want to be at home.

Where do you get Spanish lessons for your iPod?

Mrs. E said...

I love your living room! I would drink coffee in the chair across from you!!

gayle said...

I love your living room, Shalet!

I'm right there with you on hoping for happy content children!

Joy! said...

How cozy and delightful. Mm, nice colors. I love seeing the spaces inhabited by people I read. House tourism! Thanks for sharing your scene with us! :)