Do you ever have those days when you just want to make like a hermit and stay inside, be out of touch with the world and in touch with the precious people living under your roof? My friend Jes and I talk about being little hermits. We love being at home all day. Playing in the kitchen, reading books alone or with the little ones, crafting & creating, cozying up the home, cuddling on the couch with favorite movies. Not leaving the house AT ALL. Not for one thing. I need one of these days at least once a month (ok, preferably more than once a month) or I start to feel a little crazy and crabby.
Yesterday Munchie and I had such a day. She didn’t have school so we stayed in our pjs until late morning. I had some work to do on a craft fair I help organize each year so I sat at the kitchen table with piles of paperwork around me, a yummy homemade mocha coffee, and my favorite Gooseberry Patch appointment calendar on hand. That poor calendar has seen better days. While I worked, Munchie did puzzles, drew pictures for friends, and played with her many “pets” as seen in this photo. That child loves animals.
In between working (I did 20 minute shifts with 1 hour breaks so Munchie and I could hang out), we did our nails, futzed around the house and yard a bit, got buzzed (or as I like to call it, attacked) by hummingbirds because we were standing too close to the feeder (way to show your appreciation for the easy meal, birds!), completed a giant floor puzzle, practiced some of Munchie’s writing and math, and did a little more fall decorating.
We read books together in my bed and while I closed my eyes (faux napping), Duke and Munchie played “pound puppies.” This involved her rescuing him from the pound, giving him to me, then taking him back from me to give him to a “better home.” What did I do wrong? She told me I was closing my eyes and “not watching him popperly”. oops.
I kept dinner simple with a little ground beef and broccoli stir fry that Munchie loves over brown rice. We enjoyed chocolate pie for dessert while we watched one of her favorite “buddies” movies. Are you familiar with those movies? They star Golden Retriever pups. And I’ve seen them all. Many times. Many, many, maaaaany times.
That was our little hermit day. Pretty boring to the outsider, but perfect for me. The only thing that would’ve made it better? Rain. (hint, hint to the weatherman in the sky) **Do you love relaxed, do-nothing-and-enjoy-the-comforts-of-home days, too?**