Good morning and happy Sunday!
I'm sitting in our dining room and have just been treated to breakfast by my 8-year old son who is on a mission to do as many chores as he can to earn money for a big hotwheels set that he spotted at Target a few weeks ago :-) The rest of the family got sucked in to the project I started last night..sorting all of our lego so it's possible to find the piece you need when you attempt to build one of the sets again.
Back when I was a kid lego sets were mostly rectangular pieces but now it seems every piece has a different shape..anyone else notice this? I can't even guess how many pieces of lego we have but it has to be several thousand, and yet I think it would be difficult to find enough regular pieces to build a house or something like what I used to make as a child.
Anyway..I took the opportunity to sit down and write a little as the dining room got quiet. The sun is pouring in which would be lovely if it didn't reveal just how dirty my windows are :-( I'll just have to look another way I guess. I don't want to worry about cleaning windows right now. In fact, I'm kind of lacking energy in general of thinking about what my home looks like.
I don't know if you read Trendenser, she's one of my favorite Swedish bloggers and last week (or was it the week before..?) she had a post about "decoration fatigue". Judging from the comments on that post it seems like a LOT of people are feeling the same way at the moment. Tired of trends, uninspired despite the flooding of beautiful imagery at our fingertips. What about you? Are you feeling the home blues too? I'm thinking it's all pretty natural. I often fall into this mood this time of year. I feel like I'm joining nature in going into a much needed resting period.
Because...remember how excited we were about spring? How much we cleaned out, brightened our spaces, looked for the first greens to bring inside, how we planted and decorated not just inside our homes but outside too? How as the nights got longer and the days warmer we fixed up our patios and luxuriously endulged in all the flowering beauty around us. We have BBQed with friends and spent long days being active outside.
And just like nature has to take a break to gather energy for the coming spring, so do I. I wind down and it feels like I stop caring as much about keeping up with the trends. I'd rather close my eyes and lean back than browse the feeds and the magazines. I think it's nature's way of making sure we disconnect. That we cleanse our palates. Empty our heads. Get some perspective. So we can start fresh again.
For me, starting fresh usually happens with Christmas. Man, I get soooo excited about Christmas every year! I almost feel like getting started now, just thinking about it! But not yet. I'm going to finish this autumnal rest first. Light a fire and have a glass of wine. NOT look at Instagram - just stare at the fire :-)
I borrowed a picture from Pinterest..that's where I'll be once I close my eyes!