"How terrible it must be not to see and feel beauty.... I'm so glad I can find happiness in all lovely little things... It seems to me that every time I look out of a window the world gives me a gift.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Mistress Pat
For some reason, 5 days without power has unleashed some kind of inner Martha Stewart. Oh sure, the seeds were already sown with the painting of the sitting room (and the still unpainted dining room and hallway - thanks to Arthur, I await my painter still), but for some reason, having no running water and electricity made me want to de-clutter and clean!
In the last three days, I have done just that.
My fridges have never sparkled so... It turns out they are ESPECIALLY easy to de-clutter and clean when everything has been thrown out...
I've washed all my cupboards.
Decided I needed to reorder my cookbooks and make a little tea corner.
Polished all the silver.
Brought out some colourful dishes I had that I thought needed to be used everyday
Threw a pool party for 10 people
|Just before the guests arrived and pre spilling of a whole plate of watermelon for which the ants were ever so thankful..|
Mostly, I am just loving electricity and puttering around the house and property...
The new front door is in place and I look forward to the day when the virginia creeper creeps back around...
The Astilbe is replacing the peony now. I can't seem to get enough of it; I am quite mad for the lace-like fronds..
And I wander around the house in little jersey dresses and bare feet...
Really, it is quite nice.
Will any of you be watching the world cup finale tonight? I bought Argentinian wine so I think you know which way I am leaning... And despite my love of the Dutch team, one can't help but feel badly for Brazil who has come in 4th.
And finally, a new book recommendation:
The book tells the story of two young people - one French, the other German - during World War II and the events that lead their characters together. It is just brilliant and I loved it so much I read it in the dark with a flashlight when the power was out!
Hope you have a fantastic day! Stay safe out there! xoxo wendy