A Quiet Day at Home.








Today is a perfectly ordinary day. There is butter to make, tomatoes to can, and floors to sweep. There are clothes to fold, rooms to tidy, and pictures to draw. We will read, play, rest, and live. I will steal a moment to knit in the quiet of the afternoon. It is a perfect simple day.


15 thoughts on “A Quiet Day at Home.

  1. Rachel Wolf says:

    Love me some Nikki McClure. Had I turned around and taken a second picture there would have been three more. 🙂

    Hi Rachel Wolf,
    Casey (casey.umhoefer@gmail.com) has left you a comment:

    Sounds just lovely. And that print on your wall is AWESOME.

    Status: Published


  2. kate says:

    Sounds like a lovely day. I love that print it hangs in my dining room… my son is in love with her book all in a day, such a great book to read first thing in the morning.

  3. tina says:

    Am so happy to have found your blog 🙂
    I love days like this
    (Today wasn’t one of them…too many peaches and things to preserve!)
    The adorable picture one of your children drew reminded me that in a few more months my grandson will be needing a box of his very own crayons!
    (ok maybe a year or so but it will be here before you know it!)
    I never thought I would say this a few years back when I was homeschooling my 3 but….I’d loooove to school the grandson 😉 LOL! I have a little time until he’ll be needing pencil and paper!

    maybe I will finish my sock I began during the winter….

    love your day.

  4. Nahuatl Vargas says:

    Sounds great.
    Today my son stayed at home, I love these days, I wish he would never would go to school and we homeschool, it’s so much better, but he sometimes wants to go and I’m so afraid.

    At least I enjoy it, today.

  5. kathy says:

    Oh, heavens, but I just bought a Nikki McClure print this weekend while we were in Madison! I bought the black-and-white “Please” print – the pie-dough one. I was thumbing through the group, smitten by many of them, when I ran across “Please” — and tears sprung to my eyes, because it reminds me of my grandmother (whose pie crust recipe I use, solely) and how I learned to cook with her and my mother. It took me a few seconds to compose myself, truly.

  6. Sherrie says:

    Nikki McClure is popular ’round these parts, too! This afternoon, my four year old and I found ourselves lying on the floor in the pantry, looking up at my Seal print. “I really like that picture, Mama. I like that her hand is reaching to turn off the lightswitch.” We have Congregate in our porch, too – they’re so lovely. Also, thank you again for the generous giveaway that I won a little while back – I posted about it last week: http://twentytwopleasant.blogspot.com/2011/08/summer-reading-and-rhythm.html
    Take care!

  7. Sherrie says:

    Oh, and a couple of questions I forgot to ask – what’s tucked in your oven? Also do you know what else can be done with leftover whey from yogourt? I remember you mentioning watering plants with it, and I know that people bake with it – do you know of any other wonderful uses? Thanks!

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