The words verdure and verdant are constantly running through my head.
Paul and I walked Jack this morning. There is one point where we come out of the woods and walk along the fields of a horse farm. The sun was fresh in the sky and shining across a small pond in the distance. All we could see was the lush green of the fields surrounded in the distance by woods. I almost couldn’t take the beauty.
It’s that time of year where I realize that I failed to get the indoors completely ship shape and now it’s time to do yard work and gardening, not to mention the ongoing of school, cooking and laundry. I am trying to break things down into manageable tasks, choosing to work indoors on crummy days and outdoors on sunny ones. Saturday I hit some sort of sweet spot of energy and will and worked the entire day organizing closets and drawers. I haven’t hit it since which is terribly disappointing.
We are also planning a couple of renovation projects and have contacted the contractor who did our kitchen three years ago. We are trying to budget and prioritize. One thing I am debating is cutting a door from our dining room into our mud room which also leads to our upstairs. The idea would be letting western light into the dining room as well as creating flow, as the mud room goes into the living room. I have only lived in houses with dead ends and would love to have a circle. I’ll try to post pictures.
The main excitement is that we are adding two windows to our kitchen. This will necessitate the removal of our largest cupboard, which has raised the question a few times, “Are you sure you want to lose all that storage?” To which I reply, “If it means I keep my mind? Yes.” Why a claustrophobic who gets depressed from a lack of light bought a home without a lot of windows in a valley surrounded by wooded hills is the question. I don’t have a reason, but my answer has been to keep cutting holes and putting in windows.
I’m feeling a little dull. I went to bed quite early last night, but then awoke at one, because the leg swipe I do to establish Paul’s presence came up empty. Lights were on in the living room and he was playing Wii golf. His story is that he had been working for a couple of hours and then couldn’t sleep. He, wisely, turned off the game and we both went to bed, but I awoke again at four because the clock wasn’t face down. I was not pleased.
I passed out again after we walked Jack, but only slept so we started school slightly behind schedule. We still finished early – a good day.
oh, I love renovations. Creating more beauty of what is already there gives me such delight! That’s why building from scratch was so so difficult for me. I’m trying to get a vision of the mudroom idea you’re talking about and I can’t quite figure it out. You’ll have to explain more when we see you AT THE POLICE CONCERT!!! Anyway, I too, am a fan of the circular design. We often run around the stairs in the winter to get exercise. Let me know if you’d like help rethinking storage in your kitchen (ultimately, deciding what you can live without!) I can help without getting too psychology on you.