Friday, April 25, 2014
Music to Live in a Quiet House
I did something different this year to decorate the house for Easter. I just picked some flowers from the yard and put them around the house. Honestly, I forgot to get down the box of plastic eggs and bunnies and baskets filled with fake plastic grass.
I love the red and white place mats I cut out after seeing Kim's place mats. Click HERE to see a post on cool things at Nanny Kim's Place.
But I didn't decorate the bedrooms upstairs or the bathrooms or hall. In fact, I notice I hardly go upstairs during the day at all unless I'm putting away laundry. Upstairs seemed too quiet! The family is grown and moved away or working. So I tried something new for me. I bought a little radio/CD player for $25 and turned it on to one of those stations without commercials. Now, every time I go upstairs, I'm greeted by music! I love it!
I need to find a better place to keep my CDs, but for now, I keep them in this little purple crate by the radio/CD player. The sewing machine belonged to my late mother and it is the one where as a little girl I sat with my mother sewing. Over fifty years ago she bought it used and stripped and stained the cabinet. I always thought the cabinet was so beautiful, but I wished we had a machine that would sew zig zag stitches. Ha!
The radio/CD player brought back a lot of memories of my mother. When my siblings and I grew up and moved out, the house must have been quiet to her, too, because she put a little radio above a cabinet in the kitchen. That radio was ALWAYS on whenever we came back to visit her!
Oh, what we do to escape time! I look forward to being upstairs alone now! I listen to the golden oldies and dance sometimes. Other times of the day classical music is playing and I walk around picking up. And then there are times when DH comes upstairs after cutting the grass and turns the radio off! He thinks I'm losing my mind leaving the radio on when no one is there. Maybe I am.
How do you live in a quiet house?
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