Happy Friday lovely readers! It’s been a good week at 1785. The french doors are open and the coffee is poured. I’m enjoying some breezy memories on this beautiful spring morning in May. Come sit with me a bit?
French Doors Open Wide on a Spring Morning in May
When the sun is close to its highest in the sky, when the days are longest, and the breeze is just so, we say that it is a Lake Erie day. Today feels like a Lake Erie day.
It’s very early, Bruce is off to work, and I have the sun room windows and doors wide open.
Most every Friday morning I come to the sun room for some peaceful reflection.
Today I browsed blogs and got caught up a bit.
And I found myself looking out to the backyard to imagine little boys up in the treehouse, or on the trampoline, or playing with the hose. I see myself planting pink Impatiens while toddlers ride their little scooters around the patio.
I imagine my mom’s voice as she’d walk through the garden gate with a bag of something in hand. She rarely visited empty-handed. Come on in and have coffee with me, Mom. I miss you so much.
We took a little trip last week. Actually, I tagged along on Bruce’s business trip because he planned to swing by Indy to see our kids. Road trip! I just couldn’t see him doing that without me.
We drove through heavily forested and very beautiful Brown County, Indiana. Out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of this bridge. I love the sculptural form.
Brown County is between Cincinnati and Indiana University in Bloomington and is home to many artists and musicians. We think it’s worth a dedicated visit Brown County to explore the galleries and vineyards. We’ll be back.
Dinner waited until after we toured the campus and watched the clouds. We mostly just watched the sky.
And The Projects
I’m getting there. Time to revisit my goals.
Lately, most of my projects fall under goal number 2, finish the house. And because they are creative I satisfy goal number 4. I don’t have as much time for the other three goals but they are active in the background. Creativity isn’t always expressed through art and craft. Deliberate creativity is expressed through all of life and we don’t always know we are being creative.
I’m thinking about goal number 1, reduce our physical overhead. It’s not just about getting rid of the old pots and pans and worn out Christmas decorations. It is primarily about making the house look inviting to potential buyers. Renovate, redo, revive because it’s time to downsize. It is our path to simpler living.
But until then, I love having the time to create and “homemake”.
A Little DIY Update
This week I recovered the seats on the dining room chairs in hopes to jump-start a dining room makeover. I had to pull off lots of broken down burlap and fabric.
Then I constructed new layers over the springs. Three down, one to go!
What better way to spend a spring morning than working on DIY projects. I sewed a couple of matching living room pillows to liven up our old couch.
We have two living areas in this house and our next place will probably have just one so it makes more sense to brighten up the old rather than replace with an expensive couch that we may not be able to use after we make our move.
I am happy to have discovered a couple more lovely bloggers to follow and welcomed a few new followers to Into My Window. I appreciate all of you for creating, sharing and reading.