Since my kids will be at home for the next 8+ years I feel badly envisioning a perfect day without them. And there’s time for that later. So I am going to envision a perfect day in the castle house my family hopes to purchase:
Set in a wooded valley, the house is surrounded by trees and secluded. My day begins as the sun reaches the stained glass windows, reflecting color across the wood beam ceiling.
I wander toward the kitchen, putting the dog out as I go, and start a pot of water to boil for tea. As the water boils I sit quietly at the windowed-wall of the dining room, and enjoy the peacefulness of the woods- maybe catching sight of a cunning red fox or the flash of white tail as a deer jumps the creek.
My tea done, I’ll make a light breakfast to enjoy as I read through my feed of news I want to know about, before heading to my writing alcove above.
I love my writing room… it’s my space alone. Tucked over our bedroom it looks out across the trees and a small creek that flashes silver as the sun catches the water. After a quick glance at email and my social accounts I begin writing for the day- either freelance pieces or an Ireland article for my website.
Doug wakes and gets ready to work in his office below. As the girls wake they come to say good morning before beginning their schoolwork.
With work done by noon, I’m free to enjoy lunch- sometimes alone, sometimes with my family.
A check of email and then a workout with weights, treadmill, or heavy bag.
The girls and Doug should be wrapping up their own work soon, leaving us the remainder of the afternoon (if there are no dance or music lessons) to enjoy a local exploration – hiking, cycling, or snowshoeing, depending on the season.
If it’s a Saturday we get together in the kitchen to bake scones and make finger sandwiches for our weekly High Tea, which we take in the Medieval dining room, and follow with a round of board games.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 3