“In [Sarah's] approach to housekeeping, efficiency was tempered by composure. She knew how to keep a house clean at its vitals, without stuffy cupboards left unaired or parlors sealed off. The house was open, used, full of clues that the family living in it had vivid interests. Books were left on tables, actually being read, not used as parlor props. There would be needlepoint on a rack by a sunny window and a lute in a corner. Esther, singing, might be putting up a hem for Sukey while a boy did his Latin lesson. It was the opposite of the kind of house where things were preserved in mothballs in locked boxes. Its ambiance was of windows flung open, of easy access.”
- Excerpt from Marriage to a Difficult Man, by Elizabeth D. Dodds.
Is there a character in a book or movie that you aspire to be like? I can think of several.
I’ll mostly be doing chores around the house this weekend with this playlist on repeat. But I also hope to find time to read, preferably at the beach with a big floppy hat.
I hope you have a splendid weekend- productive, fun, and rejuvenating.