Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Outside World

Afternoon Tea




Sometimes, it is nice just to focus on the quiet life at home. But even more, it is good when there is no computer or television or even a radio. It is peaceful and silent. This is where we can get a little break from the outside world. We can be refreshed and just focus on reading, baking or puttering around the house.

I've had sort of a whirlwind of activities the last several days.  Late one night some of my teens went to Youth Group at church, then we had guests over for The Passover meal. We were laughing and up late into the night.  I managed to clean everything, and was so content to look around the neat rooms after such a busy time!  I was also very proud of us all for doing such important things, despite all the extra work it creates!

On another day some of us drove into the city on a long journey. It was an all-day adventure. Most of the trip was uncomfortable and tiring, but there were so many rewards and wonderful things despite the negatives. (Just like life, I suppose.)   We came home very late, but delighted to be home again, with good memories!

Next, it was church and that was just lovely! We sang some precious hymns and heard a good sermon.

Now I am trying to settle back  into a quiet routine of being home and making a home.   I have been listening to the hum of our wood pellet stove, pruning my indoor flower plants, and watching the rain through the window.  Soon, I will start knitting and listen to sermons on CD and focus on eternal things. I will enjoy the retreat of home and, just for a time, ignore the outside world.

Blessings
Mrs. White

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4 comments:

Cindi said...

Settling back into a routine following Spring break and a Holiday is always tough. Looking forward to some peace and quiet. (LoL)

Laura Lane said...

You make homelife sound so wonderful. It makes me want to focus on the blessing of being home and present in the moment.

Katrinka said...

Oh, I love what you said about the hum of your stove! I have been so busy lately trying to get things done around our home and outside, and we had a chilly rainy spell that kept me indoors. I was sitting in my chair reading and writing and looking out at the rain. We had the propane wall heater on again, as the warm spell we had enjoyed was over. And it was very quiet and toasty and I could hear the gas heater going, 'pffft...pffft' and I thought to myself, "I love my home!"

Thank you for a cozy post.

Katrinka said...

Oh, I love what you said about the hum of your stove! I have been so busy lately trying to get things done around our home and outside, and we had a chilly rainy spell that kept me indoors. I was sitting in my chair reading and writing and looking out at the rain. We had the propane wall heater on again, as the warm spell we had enjoyed was over. And it was very quiet and toasty and I could hear the gas heater going, 'pffft...pffft' and I thought to myself, "I love my home!"

Thank you for a cozy post.

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