The rain is leaving wavy ribbons on the picture window, as I sit and drink my fourth cup of tea for the day.  We are cozied up indoors, the feverish little one and myself.  Today is not a day for errands, although those will need to be done.  It is a day for homebodies.

There are piles of laundry waiting their turn in various rooms of the house, a sink full of dirty dishes, and a small stack of mending on the counter.  They will keep until later, after my tea is drained.  This is what home feels like.  Home feels like a little one asking for another cup of orange juice, the flicker of the candle burning in the kitchen, and beds fitted with fresh sheets.  It feels like a stack of towels warm from the dryer and a steaming cup of tea next to the sofa.

Home brings me comfort on the rainy days and a respite from the endless running around.  It is a vanilla scented haven of white daisies and polka dot mugs and sweet grins.  Home is where my heart smiles, I breathe easy, and I unwrap the daily gifts of the ordinary.


Take a minute or forty to check out the gifts that Emily and friends are unwrapping today at Chatting at the Sky.  You might want to throw that load of laundry in first, grab your mug, and settle in for a while.


  • I’m having a sick day today and have been drinking coffee and reading, just like what you are talking about. It’s very nice.

  • I love this! I am a total home person, and this post embodies everything I love about home.

  • Suz

    Your thoughts are exactly why I am looking forward to retiring or winning the Lottery, which ever comes first!

    Your words made me feel warm.

  • So many of us have sick kiddos in the house…isn’t a home that we love a great gift? thanks for the post!

  • deb

    great images.
    You made me want cozy too.

  • Sometimes those are the best sorts of days, aren’t they?

  • One of my favorite memories with the kids is getting up in the morning and having a warm pot of tea waiting for them when they got up…thanks for taking me back!
    Blessings to you and yours!

  • So sweet and cozy. Love this! This is what I plan my weekend to be like, but you say it so much more eloquently than I can. Blessings!

  • This is a post after my own heart. Home is my center; the gravitational force that keeps me grounded. It’s always lovely to meet kindred spirits who appreciate cozy days at home too.

    Back when my son was younger, I worked from home while I wrote a newspaper column (about home life). I was one of few women at home in my neighborhood then — and it felt a little lonely sometimes — but I look back on those years and feel very grateful.