Our home definitely has a distinctive smell - its a hint of the fresh garlic, soy sauce and sesame from the salad dressing Alex makes and that we eat almost nightly. But, its a gentle smell and most definitely means home. Tonight I opened the door, more tired than my day warrants, and it was like kicking off your heels and slipping on your thick socks. The familiarity and comfort of that smell just enveloped me.
I've been pretty much right here all week, soaking in the comfort. Coming home to change straight in to my new, beloved sock monkey flannel PJs and reading romance novels every chance I get. These drastic weather changes coupled with a hectic week at work have had my energy level low. So, I've been pampering myself with plenty of down time.
As I write that, it strikes me that we really did quite a bit this week - my brother in law was in town, we went out to dinner with friends (and turned it in to an engagement celebration when we learned he proposed over the weekend!), made an appearance at a happy hour, went to the farmer's market, celebrated a birthday with another friend, tried to shop at Ikea (and fled with our tails between our legs) and enjoyed a brief visit from my parents. And yet, I still think I spent most of my time in my PJs. Of course, my brother-in-law and my parents didn't warrant getting out of the PJs, and as soon as each of those activities I was back in my PJs. I certainly didn't get any housework or yard work done!
And I did finish this - the last of the Christmas gifts just in time to be given to the recipient. I've never been big on wallhangings, but I find this one to be absolutely adorable. I may have to make one for myself. I'm thinking with a blue border, for the bathroom. I think having turtles living in the bathroom would be fun. Well, the fabric variety at least.
And that leaves me with very few works in progress at the moment. I've set aside the sweater I'm knitting until I have a clear head, after ripping out everything I stitched. And the t-shirt quilt is downstairs slowly being quilted. The boo-tiful quilt needs me to go find a border fabric. And.. that's it. I get to leap in to another project, probably the pillowcases for our room.
But, not now. Right now I'm enjoying the flannel PJs and my novels.