Friday, January 6, 2012

The Comforts of Home

This week I'm taking great delight in slowly returning order to the rooms of my home.  Each and every bookshelf is being emptied, dusted and I'm sorting through all of the books deciding what no longer applies to my life now.  I'm letting go of the idea that someday I might take up cross-stitch again or that I need twelve books on the subject of herb gardening when two would be sufficient. 

Mirrors and picture frames are being polished, lists are being made of bigger jobs that need to be tackled (carpets cleaned, windows washed) furniture is being vacuumed, crevice tools are being used and order is being restored after the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season.

As the new year begins, I find comfort in the tick tock of the grandfather clock, the washing machine humming along, the scent of lemon from my candle and fresh air coming in the window as our temperatures rise into the 60s today.  The soft hits channel on satellite radio is just the thing I need to keep me moving and singing as I go.  Looking forward to homemade soup for lunch and some fresh fruit.
It may be a lot of work, but at the end of the day it feels so good to sit and survey my surroundings.  Clean enough to be healthy, messy enough to be happy.  Just the way I like it. 
Home ... the place where comfort reigns.


  1. Lovely post, send along some of your energy please! Have a delightful day!

  2. Ohhhh, yes, I'm with Lisa, send over some energy for all that. Your home and your blog home looks lovely and bright as always. I was intrigued by your culling process.

  3. Oh! I love your little blue bird. Looks great!

  4. Ah, what a lovely post. It seems as if we are all de-cluttering this satisfying! :)

  5. Oh yes, I agree with your housekeeping feeling.

    Seems like lots of us are trying to cut down on the amount of "stuff" in our houses.
    Have a great weekend!!

  6. I read the first two comments and I'm raising my hand to be included in the passing around of energy! I need some.
    I did a pretty big cleaning before Christmas but still need to clean the carpets. I'm debating whether that's wise with the winter weather that will surely come. Everyone seems to like to track in my front door. Love the cute little blue bird! Have a nice weekend!

  7. Beautiful. My favorite place to be as well! Enjoy your weekend!

  8. HI Kim,
    Oh my my my! You hit the nail on the head with me! I love to get everything put away, give it all a good dusting, cleaning, and survey the simplicity of it. It feels so good to sit and relax in the new polished surroundings! HA!
    Have a great weekend...are you having beautiful weather out east?

  9. Whenever I see de-cluttering and organizational skills taking place, it brings peace to my heart. I found myself almost able to smell the lemon myself. You have a way of bringing relaxation and beauty to so many of my days, whenever I visit here. Thank you! I like the little blue bird.

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  11. Dear Kim..."Home Sweet Home" thought as I was reading all that you shared from your beautiful home! Weekend blessings ♥ Teri

  12. Kim, hope you didn't work too hard! Glad you are getting the gorgeous 60's weather too!!

  13. I love it when I get into my house fixing groove. I wish it occurred more often!
    I'm with you regarding passing on books. I shall box some up this week!
    I sense your joy as you hum through your pretty home. I bet you feel super blessed, Kim!

  14. Oh Kim! Don't you just love a house in order! Just makes for a happy heart!!

  15. hello
    what a lovely post!!

  16. I have been busy doing much of the same this week, Kim, enjoying the soup as well,and music too.
    Always enjoy my visits.

  17. Hi Kim,
    Hope your year is off to a great start!
    I'm with you, it's so nice to have everything dusted and put back to normal.
    Love your new header!

  18. Oh yes....sounds perfect! I did just that last week around our house. Funny how the house looks bare once the Christmas decor comes down. Oh, and I have to tell you that a sweet scottie friend arrived. You are just the sweetest!!!!! **muah**

    Kim, your home looks so fresh and I feel as though I am there.

    Enjoy the moments...


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