#2,452 The Luxury of Sundays.

Sunday. The only day of rest we get in a week, and we savor it, every last crumb of it, soak it up into our bones to last us through the week, when we are running on fumes by Friday afternoon. And I want to always keep it this way, the day we pray and worship and fold the laundry and wear pajamas in the afternoon. Because these days it’s the best luxury of all: time and rest. I wish I could buy it but I can’t, which makes me all the more grateful for it when it comes along.


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Sunday. The only day of rest we get in a week, and we savor it, every last crumb of it, soak it up into our bones to last us through the week, when we are running on fumes by Friday afternoon. And I want to always keep it this way, the day we pray and worship and fold the laundry and wear pajamas in the afternoon. Because these days it’s the best luxury of all: time and rest. I wish I could buy it but I can’t, which makes me all the more grateful for it when it comes along.


Erin

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

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#2,430 Freezer Food.

Let me tell you what I’m thankful for. In February when I made my brother’s birthday spaghetti and meatballs, I had the the foresight to make double and put it in the freezer.  Tonight we had my best recipe without an ounce of effort: I had a soak in the new bathtub. And a new candle that smells heavenly came in the mail… It’s a little over the top how weird I am about being here, at home, where it smells and feels and tastes so good. 


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Let me tell you what I’m thankful for. In February when I made my brother’s birthday spaghetti and meatballs, I had the the foresight to make double and put it in the freezer.  Tonight we had my best recipe without an ounce of effort: I had a soak in the new bathtub. And a new candle that smells heavenly came in the mail… It’s a little over the top how weird I am about being here, at home, where it smells and feels and tastes so good. 


Erin

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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#2,416 Soup Supper.

Before we ran out the door to our first reveal of the season this morning, we threw together vegetable beef stew in the crockpot and the smell was the best welcome home at the end of the day. Jesse and Lauren came over to eat with us with Sufjan Stevens on the radio and a cold breeze that made the wind chimes dance. Not surprisingly, I found myself (and my tired back) in my favorite spot on this earth–swinging under a cable knit blanket and Ben’s hand swaying me (almost) to sleep.


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Before we ran out the door to our first reveal of the season this morning, we threw together vegetable beef stew in the crockpot and the smell was the best welcome home at the end of the day. Jesse and Lauren came over to eat with us with Sufjan Stevens on the radio and a cold breeze that made the wind chimes dance. Not surprisingly, I found myself (and my tired back) in my favorite spot on this earth–swinging under a cable knit blanket and Ben’s hand swaying me (almost) to sleep.


Erin

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

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#2,412 Catnapping.

As we near the first reveals of season 2 construction is winding down on the first block of filming while it’s still in full swing at our own house, but that means I’m finding 30 minute windows in the afternoons to take a tiny siesta on the porch (since inside my house is a noisy construction site) on the swing Ben made with the cushions Adam made, and it’s become my favorite thing to do in the whole world.


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As we near the first reveals of season 2 construction is winding down on the first block of filming while it’s still in full swing at our own house, but that means I’m finding 30 minute windows in the afternoons to take a tiny siesta on the porch (since inside my house is a noisy construction site) on the swing Ben made with the cushions Adam made, and it’s become my favorite thing to do in the whole world.


Erin

Friday, September 8th, 2017

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#2,347 Rest.

I woke up with another one of those headaches today that wouldn’t give up. After church I went to the couch and stayed there until 4:00 when I finally started to feel like moving around. But with the grueling schedule of filming coming up in a couple weeks, I’m grateful for a day like this to be still and quiet and absorb the feeling of home on a day when I need to rest.


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I woke up with another one of those headaches today that wouldn’t give up. After church I went to the couch and stayed there until 4:00 when I finally started to feel like moving around. But with the grueling schedule of filming coming up in a couple weeks, I’m grateful for a day like this to be still and quiet and absorb the feeling of home on a day when I need to rest.


Erin

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

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#2,310 Just A Swingin’.

We are waiting for the custom cushions our friend Adam is making for the new porch swing bed Ben built, but today may have been our last chance to enjoy what felt like spring since tomorrow summer temps look to be here to stay. But today. It was 46° when we woke up and all day long, in the shade a breeze could give you a chill. I was working on staining our new front door and Ben brought the cushions from our sofa out to the porch and tossed them on the swing for me to take a short […]


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We are waiting for the custom cushions our friend Adam is making for the new porch swing bed Ben built, but today may have been our last chance to enjoy what felt like spring since tomorrow summer temps look to be here to stay. But today. It was 46° when we woke up and all day long, in the shade a breeze could give you a chill. I was working on staining our new front door and Ben brought the cushions from our sofa out to the porch and tossed them on the swing for me to take a short […]


Erin

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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#2,306 Home with Rain and Paint.

The rain poured all day long and I had nothing on my agenda except to paint while a tea with lemon candle burned and thunder rumbled quietly and Ben tumbled and knocked around in the attic installing the supports for the new porch bed he made for me. I believe I’ll put these paintings in the shop in a week or two. They feel like summer and sunshine and I like that very much.


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The rain poured all day long and I had nothing on my agenda except to paint while a tea with lemon candle burned and thunder rumbled quietly and Ben tumbled and knocked around in the attic installing the supports for the new porch bed he made for me. I believe I’ll put these paintings in the shop in a week or two. They feel like summer and sunshine and I like that very much.


Erin

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

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#2,298 Missed You, Sippi.

We’re home to stay for a good long while and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face seeing our familiar, slow, quiet, blue and green world through the windshield as we crossed the state line and pulled back into Laurel tonight. We were greeted by Josh and Rebecca and their brand new baby boy, Thomas, our dear old college friends who are in town for the night.  Tonight, I’m in my bed in my room in my house and I’m thankful for wings, but I’m just as thankful for roots.


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We’re home to stay for a good long while and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face seeing our familiar, slow, quiet, blue and green world through the windshield as we crossed the state line and pulled back into Laurel tonight. We were greeted by Josh and Rebecca and their brand new baby boy, Thomas, our dear old college friends who are in town for the night.  Tonight, I’m in my bed in my room in my house and I’m thankful for wings, but I’m just as thankful for roots.


Erin

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

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#2,286 Rainy Organizing.

We were under a blanket of heavy storm clouds from the time we woke up this morning, threatening without so much as a rumble. After church, the rain began to fall and only stopped for a couple hours this afternoon, and for whatever reason… Being at home in a storm made me feel like cleaning up the desk junk drawer and the drawer where I keep letters and cards from friends and family over the years. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for so long, but who in the world makes time for that? I’ll tell you who. I […]


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We were under a blanket of heavy storm clouds from the time we woke up this morning, threatening without so much as a rumble. After church, the rain began to fall and only stopped for a couple hours this afternoon, and for whatever reason… Being at home in a storm made me feel like cleaning up the desk junk drawer and the drawer where I keep letters and cards from friends and family over the years. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for so long, but who in the world makes time for that? I’ll tell you who. I […]


Erin

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

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#2,658 Sunday Morning.

It was a late night and a late morning, so we had church on the porch with croissants, the Bible and a devotional.  The bells were ringing at St. John’s and our neighbors kept trickling past in their dresses and ties, being mindful of the ancient live oak roots that have made the sidewalks a little treacherous in high heels. It’s gotten so warm this spring, the sweet olives’ blooming has already passed and it feels like summer is already coming. I made an actual list of all the things I wanted to do in the sunshine today because it […]


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It was a late night and a late morning, so we had church on the porch with croissants, the Bible and a devotional.  The bells were ringing at St. John’s and our neighbors kept trickling past in their dresses and ties, being mindful of the ancient live oak roots that have made the sidewalks a little treacherous in high heels. It’s gotten so warm this spring, the sweet olives’ blooming has already passed and it feels like summer is already coming. I made an actual list of all the things I wanted to do in the sunshine today because it […]


Erin

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

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