Monday, February 25, 2013

A Beautiful Home

The Queen Mother's Sitting Room, Glamis Castle, Highland Region, Scotland, United Kingdom

All I wanted to do this morning was sit in my parlour chair, with a cozy afghan, and read from Dickens.   We have heavy snow covering the trees and grounds of our Vermont property and I wanted a day of leisure.  But this will not make my home beautiful.

Before I have my pleasant time of recreation, I will do some housekeeping.  The family is still slumbering so it will be a quiet time of work.

I will sweep the floors, dust the parlour, clean the kitchen and do some laundry.   I will do a few little touches that make it feel lovely when one walks into a room.

Then, and only then, will I allow my laziness to come through as I sit in my little chair and delight in an 1800's classic, English, novel by Dickens.

Mrs. White

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Sherri B. said...

Once again, you have reminded us that it is much more rewarding to sit and relax,..after, we have finished the chores. I think it has something to do with a clear conscience (smile).

Have a lovely day! xo

anita crane said...

I have been feeling pretty bad lately.. ready to just curl up and give into it.. but your post inspired me to do a few things.. dishes..tidy up.. before I sit with my book and tea. It does make relaxing so much more enjoyable!

Jenny said...

Your posts are always so calming! x

Judy Zander said...

Your word pictures make me feel like a guest in your home. Laziness is something I fight every day! Some minor health problems make it worse. But after pouring over your blog for the last month or so, I feel motivated to GET MOVING and make the best of our crowded little house as I can! I am reminded of my high calling, and I'm telling you, its exhausting--which is why laziness is so tempting!

Thanks so much for your inspiration!!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Inspirational post as I often encounter on your blog Mrs. White!
There is a definite feeling of contentment when all chores have been dealt with (and like you, I like to perform BEFORE anyone else is up!)

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