Thursday, May 31, 2012

a good at home kind of day








I've made a few changes to the routine of my day. I've never been one for routines, but if I think about it my days at home do follow a loose kind of routine.  I've stopped blogging early in the morning. I'm slowing down a little for breakfast. I take the kids to school and then I make a coffee and sit down to blog. Knowing that the dishes are done and the bed made.

Yesterday after hanging the washing out, I noticed that Violet didn't want to come back inside. So I did something I don't usually do. I grabbed my knitting and sat outside while she played. Soaked in a bit of the Wintery sun and listened to the stillness. I think it's something I need to do more of.

Lunch has always been a hurried kind of meal for me. But yesterday I started sitting at the table just my food and I (no reading allowed!). I enjoyed that leftovers meal of baked bread, cold scrambled egg (I never knew you could eat it cold and it would actually taste quite good) and kale, ricotta and roast pumpkin salad. I was glad I'd saved it the night before.


It was a good at home kind of day.




20 comments:

green tea and red nails said...

looks lovely. im trying to figure out a way to make my mornings a little slower. short of waking up even earlier im not sure how to do it yet. but i am determined!

salad looks yummo - recipe?

Kel x

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Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

a beautiful at home kind of day, ours has not had such a great start but I think an outdoors lunch sounds like a wonderful idea.

Tracey said...

It sounds like a beautiful morning. I find when I don't rush, don't stress, and just let the day unfold it leads to those wonderfully perfect days, something I need to take to heart more often, thanks for the reminder.

theoldmilkcan said...

I lovely, rambly kind of a day...they are my favourite. Following a little person's lead is good for us grown ups, they do what they feel like rather than what they should :)

Veronica said...

what a perfect day at home. the sunshine looks beautiful. i really love this time of year. its nice you have found a good balance to enjoy it all. violet looks very busy there :) xo

Miss E said...

I'd love the recipe for that salad. It looks divine!

Mrs B said...

I've been trying to do something similar. I find it more peaceful to go about my day if the morning dishes are done.

I'm also trying to take time out to crochet rather than surfing the internet!! Such a time waster LOL

I love the idea of sitting and taking in the stillness. I'm off to walk to kindy in the sunshine now...you need to take it when you get it when it's so cold (we live in The Dandenongs in Melb).

Tammi said...

With me, having a routine allows me to let the day unfold slowly when I choose.
Being outdoors at this time of the year is perfect in these parts so we are taking advantage of it all we can.
Your morning sounds quite delightful Tania :)
That salad looks great...my latest obsession is a roasted kumara, walnut, feta and spinach salad.
x

Lilian said...

My favourite kind of day. I usually have a list of things I want to accomplish but sometimes it just doesn't happen and rather than stress about it, I've learnt to just let it be. Keeps me sane and centred.

The Teaching Of Thom said...

I love that top pic of the bedroom ubber cute I reckon :)

I thought something was different. I usually read blogs from 9 and I would come here and nothing was up and come back the next morning and find that you had blogged.

I love winter mornings when you get that short blast of sun.

Enjoy!

Tania said...

@greentea and red nails and Miss E - I mixed together some chunks of ricotta, toasted almonds, roasted pumpkin and spring onion with kale leaves. I then dressed it with a vinaigrette of olive oil, vinegar, chopped garlic, mustard, maple syrup and sea salt to taste. You can mix and match what you have on hand.

Steph said...

Sounds (and looks) like a wonderful morning. And yumbo to the salad! Gorgeous coloured yarn on the needles too :) x

Brave New Fiona said...

It is good to mix it up a little! I'm a true creature of habit so the odd mix up day is just like a holiday. Leftovers, knitting and warm sun at this time of year, however way you get it, is bliss. Nice pics. xx Fi

Zara said...

Those toasty warm flannelette sheets look lovely.
I too was wondering about the salad, so thank you for the recipe, it looks delicious.
x

Shelley said...

The sunshine lately had been fantastic! Sounds like a lovely morning!

Little Nan said...

I love a day when you just potter. Lovely. And I love the warmth of the sun on a chilly day...what a lovely spot to relax and knit!

BLD in MT said...

I am so glad your sweet child inspired you to stay outside and have some quiet time to yourself. That is so important and most of us don't do it often enough, I think.

Bianca (ivylovesjack) said...

sounds pretty similar to my days, except rather than sitting down to write a post, i look forward to reading yours! i love that gorgeous bedroom photo tania.

littlegreenvillage said...

Isn't wonderful to savour the home that you have made for you and your family.