On this gray December afternoon...
We laid aside the school books, brewed a pot of coffee, put chicken and potatoes in the oven to roast, lit some candles. It was time for...
~ knitting ~
~ blogging ~
~ addressing Christmas cards ~
While we were busy with our quiet pursuits, we put in a favorite movie, Little Women, the 1994 version starring Winona Ryder. I have loved Little Women since I read the book as a young girl. I have watched (I think) every movie version that has been produced. But this one is my favorite. I can believe that these actors are the characters.
I have to confess, however, that there is another reason I love this movie. The house! I watch and I swoon over the paneled woodwork and the banister and the Christmas greenery. I ooh and aah over the wall sconces and the dishes on the Christmas breakfast table and the paint colors.
(Do you ever notice the home decor when you're watching a movie or television show?)
Today was a quiet contrast to the past weekend which was busy, busy. I find that I need both kinds of days - the exciting, celebrating, going kinds of days and the calm, productive, staying kinds of days.
Do you find that too?