For my friends–a virtual visit

We can’t do much visiting in person but I often think of you, friends who are living nearby but as remote as the moon. I have made videos for you, to share a view from my bubble. Today I post one of them.

I am perfectly content to be at home this summer. No week-long graduate course at a college, no travel, few visits. I recognize in myself a tension when I go out in public and feel a strong desire to stay home. After 9/11 we Americans collectively were drawn to comforting things right through the Christmas season, and this feels similar. It relieves some anxiety for me, so I’m going with it. A good time for hygge!

Last winter I saw a need to bring more light into the dining room, where we spend so much time. It is an interior room and dreary. So, I made it a project for this summer: to paint it, the parlor, and the entryway/stairway, and to get a better ceiling light over the table.

Because a picture is worth a page of blogging, I give you this tour:

About lettersfromheartscontent

Mother of six, wife to a forester and educator, formerly homeschool teacher and tutor with Classical Conversations. Now teaching music at a small Christian school. I enjoy dabbling in acrylic paints in my spare time, composing for my family and for my choir, and visiting with my family regularly on Hangouts.
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4 Responses to For my friends–a virtual visit

  1. Madeline :o) says:

    WOW!! What a difference a few coats of paint make and lighting too! Love your choices of color, right up my alley.

  2. Satina Anziano says:

    Looks fabulous. A perfect family project when the nest is suddenly full again.

  3. RICHARD MATTHEWS says:

    Nice! I do like the new lighting over the table – not sure I saw that when I was there? It’s a good feeling to accomplish home projects during Covid. I got a large fabric cutting mat and ruler at a yard sale – for quilting. So, I’m thinking of making quilts for my grandchildren for Christmas. If you have any ideas for where to get patterns, I’d appreciate it. With Gratitude, Becky

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