Monday, September 10, 2012
My Favorite Room
I love my little house. My favorite room is the sun room.
When I finally found a job after being laid off for 11 of the scariest months of my life in 2009, my first project was downsizing. I was living in a huge 3500 SF house on 7 acres with a private lake, and was desperate to move. Sounds crazy, I know - but that house had a lot of sadness and painful memories attached to it.
I learned of a little place in the Slate Belt that was for rent. It had everything I wanted - most especially lots of closets! It also had a fireplace, which is something this Florida girl had always wanted. Of course, it took me 2.5 years to be brave enough to actually light a fire in it, but I used it almost every weekend last winter.
But what sold me on it was the sun room. It's old-fashioned, with jalousie windows. There's a terracotta tile floor and it has views of my little front porch and a lake just down the lane.
The porch railings are covered in morning glories now, and they are so charming and fresh to look at in the early mornings.
I love to have breakfast out here on the weekends. Sometimes, if my weekday mornings aren't too frantic, I'll at least have tea out here. While I love autumn, it signals the end of lounging barefoot in my robe out there - reading or doing a crossword puzzle.
I'll still use it into the early winter - I can bundle up in a throw and have cocoa while Cody snoozes on his rug.
It's my favorite room.