Wednesday, November 21

I stepped out of bed this morning and was already fretting about tomorrow. As I sneaked around so I wouldn't wake up T, I saw this view out my bathroom window. The master bath is open to our bedroom. (the toilet has its own water closet for privacy) It made me breathe. Took a breath, and calmed right down. It snowed almost all day yesterday and left a lovely dusting of white on the trees. Our home is 'minimally ' decorated, but with views out of windows like this, who needs 'stuff'? Besides, less dusting. So, tomorrow I will be thankful for the family, the friends, the food and the time, but today, I am thankful for my bathroom.

So far, the kitchen floors have been scrubbed, the cabinets cleaned, the house dusted, vacuumed, organized. I reshuffled the formal living room's bookcases, put away all of the bits and pieces that had strayed from their places, and have been working on a time schedule for baking, cooking and roasting. The grocery store is my next stop after blog land, followed by table shuffling, turkey cleaning (16 pounds), stuffing prep, and all the china needs a quick rinse. The linens need to be pulled out and pressed if time allows, and the children need to be cleaned.

And, unlike Martha, I don't have a slew of staff to help. Although child labor laws don't count here do they?

I hope everyone has a lovely holiday and stops to breathe for a moment and enjoy. I took my solitary breath this morning and probably won't breath again 'til Friday.

10 comments:

Mary said...

Dear Abbie, what a beautifu scene! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed holiday!
xoxo,
mary

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Wow, that is a beautiful scene! If you feel that anything falls by the wayside in your plans, just come visit me today. You'll get a good chuckle!

Melissa

Anke said...

Wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy the bathroom view, especially if it relaxes you ;)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Abbie, what a beautiful bathroom you have! I'd be in that tub having bubble baths every night! Wishing you and your family a lovely Thanksgiving :)

Hugs,
Dena

NAME: CIELO said...

Oh... what a lovely view... I wish I had such an awesome bathroom... It looks cold thought... but just lovely...

I got here via "little red house", and I love your blog... I certainly will be back soon. Come visit me at my house in the roses...

CIELO

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Abbie that is indeed a view worth being thankful for... sure hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving...

Hugs to you...

Beverly

Rhondamum said...

The view took my breath away too Abbie, and calmed me during the start of my hectic but thankfully blessed day.

I thought of you as I looked out my bedroom window this morn at the gold and orange leaves and thought, "I should have taken a pic of this to post on my blog like Abbie".

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Rhonda...

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I'd like to stagger into that bathtub for a few hours! HT Day :)

Classic Charm said...

What a view! Thanks for sharing..I'm calm now too - Ha!
Rose