The weekend is finally here! We've had an especially busy week with an extra karate practice thrown in and just life in general. When life seems hectic and is at risk of spinning into orbit, I graciously step off of life's carousel to regain my equilibrium and restore my inner peace.
It is time for the comfortable rhythms of home.
This morning I gathered up the dry, crusty bread bits to toss to my feathered friends. They waited in the tree branches, tilting their heads from side to side, curious by my actions. It has been so cold here the past few days and they are going through the birdseed in record time. I watched a buzzard glide just above the tree tops, so graceful and seemingly effortless as he was carried by the wind currents. In the distance, I heard a hawk's screech.
Now I can turn my attentions to my home's interior.
There is laundry to be done. What a blessing on a cold day to pull the clean laundry from the dryer - warm and fragrant. I inhale the scent and whisper a prayer of blessing, gratitude, or a plea for help as I fold each person's clothing.
Baking always draws forth from me the spirit of homemaking. Donning a homespun apron, surrounded by my mixing bowl, big spoon, and measuring cups, I provide nourishment for my family with by the fruit of my own two hands. At times I experiment, much like a scientist, adding a dab of this or a bit of that.
Today I will prepare my homemade hot chocolate mix and will bake cookies for my family. Even when the budget is tight, I can often come up with some baked treat for dessert. I try my best to create an atmosphere of abundance within my home. Homemade luxuries help with that. If Mama has made dessert, things can't be all that bad...
And with those thoughts, I will close for now. Wishing you a restful weekend. Stay warm and cozy indoors with happy occupations!