My favorite time in our house

Cozy fireplace

The days that I enjoy my house the most are the days when it’s raining. I know that sounds weird, but it so relaxing to sit in the sitting room with a cup of coffee listening to the rain.

The sitting room with coffee
My favorite place to sit

It’s such a lovely room, and it’s coming together quite nicely. Oh sure, there are some things that I want to change.

But I keep reminding myself we haven’t even been in our house five months yet. At least, that’s what I remind myself of on rainy days like today, because on days like today, I don’t want to think about making changes. I just want to enjoy our home as it is.

My favorite place to sit
I’ve taken over Jim’s old recliner as my own

This is where I like to sit on days like today… Some storms have come through, and Jim isn’t home. He had to go help out a friend, so I have the house to myself to sit and relax with my coffee and my book as I listen to the rain. Right now, the rain is coming down steady. No thunder, no wind, just the soft sound of rain. It’s perfect.

Eventually, I’d like to get a comfy sofa for the room that Jim and I can cuddle on together as we watch the fire. But for now, I’m enjoying my recliner, even if I always use the footstool instead of reclining in it. ┬áIt’s just a good place to be lazy and listen to the rain.

The fireplace in the sitting room
The fireplace in the sitting room.

I have time to find the perfect sofa, because we won’t build a fire in the fireplace until winter. I can already imagine the Christmas tree where my grandma’s old table is next to the fireplace, Jim and I curled up, with a fire blazing in the fireplace… sigh…. perfection…

Until then, I’m just going to enjoy my quiet time, listening to the rain, reading my book and drinking my coffee… This makes me smile. This is how home is supposed to feel.

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