Whenever I read that someone is "pottering about" I am always a bit envious. I never seem to get time to do that. And then, today fell in my lap when I most needed it! Michael's work was under control and he was able to take the children to their activities today, leaving only Laura and I at home!
"Pottering about" is the art of "moving about without hurrying and in a relaxed and pleasant way." Oh yes! This is how I am accomplishing the housework today! I didn't even make a list of what to get done, I'm just tackling things as I come across them.
I picked a bloom from my Queen Elizabeth rose bush!
I changed over the bed for something more fall-like, reaching into the depths of my creativity to find something in the cupboard that might make me "feel" like I had new bed coverings. I tidied up our room and will vacuum when Laura is awake. There are accents of orange and yellow now splashed about and marigolds (which I love!) by my bed (along with the untidied pile of books).
A new pile of flowers are awaiting their leaves and perhaps I can get to them in the next week.
There was even a chance to sit down with tea (Constant Comment Decaf) and chocolate, sugared nuts and fresh figs, to write a REAL letter! AAAAHHHH!
We are on vacation for the next two weeks so I am extra grateful for this chance to relax and get the house in a better state so that I am better able to help my family find refreshment in the next few weeks. Michael will be working on a writing project while we do some school (the fun bits!!!) and we've promised the children they can watch the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
And now I am off to keep pottering around.......