Here I am on a Monday morning, soon off to school and NOW I have the homey feeling. I didn't have it during my spring break. I don't know why but now it's here and it's time to go to school. I think one of these spring breaks, I'd like to go to the little cabin above. My brother and sister-in-law stayed here last summer when I visited. I'd like to have a little retreat by the sea. I'm going to start planning. I don't think Bill would like the stormy cold of March in Washington. Maybe I could talk him into it but maybe I'd have to go by myself.
Bopping around on Google Images, I made a little homey neighborhood for myself (and you). Come on along!
When we knock on the door here, the housekeeper (who is now the mistress's best friend) will greet us with her rosy smile, lead us back to the kitchen, and we'll have a cup of tea while she finishes the ironing. Doesn't the ironing smell good?
When we stop here, we'll go around back. Our friend is stirring up the dirt in her herb garden. We'll sit on stools and ask her about her garden plans. After that, we'll go in the back door. She wants us to see her knitting.
As, we travel closer to the sea, we'll stop at the gate and wave at our friend who is standing at the window.
Rounding the corner, heading toward the houses with the red roofs, we'll peek over the stone walls. The lambs are playing.
I'm glad we brought our shawls! The sweet smell of the beach is clearing our minds. Let's sit in the rocking chairs and warm our stockinged feet by the fire.
Time for supper! Would you peel the potatoes? I'll make coffee.
Yesterday I read Mrs. Tiggy-winkle to Miss Bug. I have a new finger puppet and I hid it while we began the story. I pulled her out when Lucie arrived at Mrs. Tiggy-winkle's house. Miss Bug was quite surprised.
If you ever need inspiration to iron, read Mrs. Tiggy-winkle!
My morning at home is zipping along and now it's time to iron my clothes for school. Off I go. I'll take this homey feeling with me.
I wish you a surge of homey joy today.