Saturday, December 12, 2009

My Place And Yours: Just five minutes peace!

Time for another instalment of Meet Me at Mikes My Place and Yours Meme Pilgrim  is this week's  THEME QUEEN and she has chosen   'Just Five minutes Peace!'
I used to think when the kids were little that it would all be so much more peaceful when the kids were in their teens and I wouldn't have at least one of them calling, wanting or needing. I was so WRONG! No matter how old they get they still call, want and need! When they were little my five minutes of peace was of an evening when they were all tucked up in bed but now days they are still up way past my bedtime.
So my strategy is to wake early and have one blissful hour of reading in bed before I start my day.

I curl up here with the latest book and a cuppa. No one has turned a TV on yet, or the radio. The X Box is still turned off and no one is rattling and banging in the kitchen. Machicho is curled up somewhere towards the bottom of the bed keeping my feet warm and all is right with the world.
Once they are all up and the day has begun then there is no peaceful or quiet place in the house so I head up the backyard to my sewing room.


I can sit and sew in the quiet and no one annoys me (much) I can play my own music or not and generally ignore the world.

If a Nanna nap is called for, I have my little iron bed in the corner to curl up on and have a snooze, once I have cleared it of whatever I have dumped on it.
Usually one or both of the dogs come up and sleep on a blanket under the bed though they have to be careful as I quite often forget they are there and shut them in when I leave. Don't worry, I do remember them eventually!

15 comments:

Pilgrim Lee said...

thank you for playing along with my theme :) i'm so jealous of your shed! i hope i can have a little workplace to retreat to one day. those quilts look amazing - i'm quite in awe of quilters.

enjoy your morning reads!

Sarah said...

Noooooo......!!!What do you mean they get more demanding???!!! Lovely reading in bed I kind of remember that....kind of.....
Love those quilts..Hmmmm....

jaboopee said...

there is really no place better than bed , i'm getting sleepy just looking at yours, beautiful quilts too.

Little Ted Canvas said...

I love the idea of a quiet read in the morning, what a restful start to the day. Your shed is wonderful, a great little escape!

Kate said...

I love the idea of waking early for a bit of me time. And that shed...wow...lucky you.

theoldboathouse said...

Oh I love this post. I so so agree. It was so much easier when they had a bed time. I do the same thing and try to get up early just to have a coffee and a bit of peace and quiet before the nagging begins...haha cheers Katherine

Redness said...

I adore your shed ... everything a girl could ever need to contemplate and create ... fabulous ;)

Vic said...

Mmmmmmmmm, there's nothing like a Nanna nap, is there...?!

Kim Baise said...

Ooooh! I want a sewing room like yours! I have to wake up early for me time too :0

Quilary said...

I think you have managed to organise your quiet time, the sewing time and 'nap' time really well!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Your quilts are gorgeous! Yep, there's nothing like a nanna nap, especially on a beautiful quilt. That iron bed is a fantastic idea too...

Laura said...

I love the idea of waking early for a bit of me time. And that shed

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Chris said...
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Chris said...

Good on you Jackie.....all you need now for the perfect room is one of those mini fridges to store your "Yumberry Cruisers" maybe ????
xxx

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

haha I had a nana nap myself today :)