Every morning, I try to set aside 30 minutes of quiet time. It is my time to meet with God and hopefully, get my head back on straight before diving into the jumble of life. Moving from my townhouse to Stu's house disrupted my routine a little because I haven't yet found my "spot" at his house. I am still roaming from room to room, chair to sofa, to patio, trying to find the spot that feels right. I started off on a corner of the sofa in the winter which felt right when it was dark and cold as it was next to the fireplace. As the mornings grew lighter earlier, I gravitated to Stu's office which is located in a porch that we enclosed. I liked it for awhile because I could open the window next to my chair and listen to the birds and smell the fresh spring air. But it is "his" space so I didn't want to leave my books, glasses and stuff around and really claim the chair as mine. I also tried a chair in my office, which gets beautiful morning sunshine but I must confess that it is too easy to be distracted by all the work piled up on my desk. This morning, I thought I would sit outside on the patio but discovered that the seat cushions were soaked from the sprinklers or dew. So, I went back inside and tried out a new chair in the living room. But it didn't feel quite right either. Do I sound like Goldilocks? So, this got me thinking about nooks and what makes the perfect spot for quiet contemplation or reading.
I like a corner near a window with a view of something pretty. It doesn't have to be the ocean or mountains, a beautiful hibiscus tree or rose bush will do nicely. I need sunshine, too. Or at least great natural light. And I like to be able to open the window so I can hear the sounds of nature and smell the grass, flowers and trees. A comfortable chair is important, not too deep but big enough for my dog, Ryelee to snuggle bedside me as is a small table for my books, journal and coffee mug. I think I prefer the feeling of enclosure but with an open view outside. And one last thing, because of my tendency to want to fix things that don't look right or create order by rearranging things, or just changing things until I like the way they look, it helps if the space is designed by moi!
So, if I could design my ideal nook, it might look something like this: Cozy yet with beautiful windows, comfortable seating and fantastic natural light. I love the floor, the glass ceiling with shades and the lanterns. The view outside is also perfect. I might never leave if I had this spot in my home!
This spot looks so comfy- and the view outside is of a lake! I think I could be very content basking in the sunlight in this spot... but I would need a side table for all of my accoutrements.
I could imagine myself snuggling into this nook quite happily. But I am afraid my time with God might be interrupted by naps! I do love the cheerful yellow and having the writing desk right there would make journalling easy.
Check out this swing chair! I love it! What a great spot to start the day!
On a beautiful summer morning, this would be a perfect spot. I would add a few pretty Rachel Ashwell pillows and a ceramic garden stool to hold my coffee cup and sit here happily breathing in the scent of those roses...
Come to think of it, maybe a tiny house perched on stilts hovering above a garden with a tiny porch swing would be my dream spot. I could have a little coffee pot in a wee kitchen inside and move right into blogging there! Eureka! That's it. Better check the HOA rules and regs...
I hope your day is lovely- no matter where it started.