Tuesday, May 31, 2011

at home

This is my retreat, my study area, my private cafe where the desserts are inexpensive and the tea is steaming hot.
Growing up, I slept surrounded by my bookcases so married life hasn't changed that. Although it is more library than bedroom at this point, as there are three more bookcases along the left wall supporting what would be considered our theological library.
I have always read in bed with several pillows propped up behind me but I do dream of a little sitting room someday with a comfy chair, a side table nearby for all the essentials and a fireplace to read and write by. Someday.

The shelves are loosely organized, with education(Classical and Charlotte Mason), parenting and commentary(J.C. Ryle and Nancy Ganz) titles on the top and my most read fiction books (Hello Jan Karon and Miss Read) below that. The middle shelf level currently holds classic children's literature and children's novels that I am reading my through. I rotate those from the basement shelves as I read them. The fourth shelf holds a mixture of historical fiction, my Bible and notepad, church history tomes and other Christian titles. The bottom shelf is for my heavier, over-sized books as well as current library loans and unread fiction books, mostly from L.M. Montgomery's (of Anne of Green Gables fame) titles, which I found recently together in a large amount secondhand.
This is where you'll find me after the girls are in bed, the kitchen is cleaned up and the toys are put away as the daylight fades into moonlight. I read until my eyes grow drowsy and the book feels heavy. This is my quiet place to be after the hustle and bustle of a busy day. This is my home and I'm so thankful for it.

1 comment:

  1. Sleeping surrounded by bookcases. Sigh. I will now turn off the computer and head to bed with a book.


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