Today as i Enjo-ed the floors, the kitchen, the bathroom, the surfaces, picked up and put away, did some washing, and then went to a Pilates class, I was grateful for my modest sized home. It doesn’t take all day to clean my house that’s for sure!
I do suffer from house-space-envy I admit it. I visited a friend last night and her spacious home was so gorgeous. But I know she thrives on clean surfaces, tidy rooms and dust-free corners. I don’t enjoy doing housework, I like the results, I just don’t enjoy the process. I do like washing up, cooking, changing the sheets and towels, and plumping the cushions. But I also enjoy being outside, reading, sewing, knitting, studying, lunch-ing.
Our home is small, even a little too small for us sometimes. I can’t accumulate too much clutter, I have to be ruthless with newspapers, I am constantly putting away shoes, hats, bags, papers, toys.
But it’s cosy in winter, breezy in summer, and we have re-thought our vague plans for extending out-and-up and instead we’re going to put some more “outside” areas on our home. another deck out the front, and one out the back with a watertight roof. more vege gardens, and seating near the pool. we live in a beautiful place with a temperate climate. I am looking forward to even more beautiful spots to spend time outside.