Fun Monday’s assignment this week comes from Deb’s Melon Patch. She asked us to:
Show your favorite place to relax. It can be a chair, corner, ledge, or limb. 🙂 Get out those cameras and take pics or just write how you feel when you are in your “zone”.
I’ve been thinking for a few years that I’d like to create a place in the house. A kind of Zen place that is special. I could go there to pray or meditate, and I could decorate it with things that I cherish. It couldn’t be a whole room because my house isn’t big enough. Perhaps just a corner? At any rate, I haven’t gotten around to it so I take my moments where I can.
In the summer my favourite place is my couch swing. It’s a Canadian Tire special and it’s about eight years old. In other words, it ain’t fancy! But I love it. It’s where I sit to read, talk on the phone, and watch the kids play. Sometimes all four of us squeeze on there (and it is a squeeze – Adrian and I are not small!), swing away, and suck on Popsicles. My favourite memory was the four of us doing just that one evening while it was raining. We were sitting around the fire when the rain began. The swing has an awning, so we huddled in there roasting marshmallows, and talking. The kids still talk about that night.
My second favourite place is this hammock below. We got it as a wedding gift. It’s getting a bit ratty but it’s still holding up quite well. It’s gotten a lot of abuse – I mean – use, too. We have this huge play centre but every kid that comes over is drawn to this thing like a bee to honey. They pile on there trying to flip each other off. Adrian, the kids, and I have had some of our own flipping matches, too, actually. Obviously, that’s not relaxing. What is relaxing is having the children cuddle on there with me and read. Lovely times. Again – not fancy, but I’m not a fancy kinda gal I guess!