Around The House
I have two people (Tim and Sarah) who have really bad colds. We've been amazingly healthy in this winter where all around us people have a really nasty stomach virus and the flu.
Tim has a slower week, which is nice with his cold, and so after his inspection yesterday, he got to come home and snuggle with our granddaughter Klaire. The timing was perfect because she needed a nap. They both did. (smile)
Things are going well here at the cottage. Life moves at a fast pace much of the time, but we always land back here together.
Our sweet house is 32 years old and has seen some life. There was a family of six who lived here before we did and we raised six kids here and have had tons of people through our doors, both on Sundays and staying over with us. Its such an awesome house, but it could use some attention. I'm hoping to get to some of the updating done this year.
In the meantime I try to create beauty for us to enjoy. We really like this drink station area in the kitchen. It gets used all day long in the winter.
This shelf is over the stairs to the basement, and just to the left of the drink station. I love the way it looks.
You can see the shelf in the background of this photo. I love the beauty of everyday things. The flatware is in jars on the top of a plate rack that sits on our counter. Setting the table for dinner is a breeze and we get to enjoy the pretty dishes and flatware. It also frees us space in the drawers and cupboards.
My dad, Lindsay and Joseph are back this morning from Hawaii. Tim drove on icy roads to get them from Philly. They must be in shock with the weather change! Poor things.
I like this quote from C.S. Lewis -
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."
I hope you have a good day.