Between Thanksgiving and Christmas the holiday rush can be overwhelming and take joy away from the season. After spending last weekend setting up the Christmas tree, hanging lights and transforming the house into a red and green wonderland we were ready for a quiet day. Around here a quiet day means no friends over, limited tech time and no crazed agendas. Usually quiet days come along somewhat unexpectedly...which makes them even more precious. On this quiet Sunday the kids play hide and seek, Justin and I work on a few chores, but overall we are relaxed and are enjoying the lights on the Christmas tree and the warmth of the fireplace.
These are also the days that I recharge and usually get the chance to work on a creative project. I collected pinch pots from the kiln, planned out more ideas for my dollhouse, and went on a photo stroll around the farm. The air was cold, but the sun was out and the light was beautiful. The colors on the hills glowed golden and the sky was a dark indigo in the east...just so peaceful and pretty. All the animals seemed to be having a quiet day as well. The goats were taking naps, the turkeys and chickens picking at old pumpkins, the pigs resting on the straw and Smokey cat and Thea dog following along.
I encourage everyone to find their own ways to relax and rejuvenate; as for me all I need are a few quiet days.
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