All of these words beginning with the letter P are reflections of our home. You might wonder why I chose the letter P. Perhaps it was because I just saw so many things right in front of my eyes that started with the first letter of my name.
Plants - African violets, Christmas cacti, begonias, mother-in-law plant, peace plant, orchids, coffee plant, rubber plant, aloe vera plant, jade, Norway pines, and a few other plants, air ferns, and a few other plants
Piano and piano music - Our old upright piano is the one on which I learned to play the piano when I was a child.
Prints - A couple of watercolor prints, one of birds, and one of an old New England scene with many of the same colors seen in our home
Pinewood - Our ceilings are made of knotty pine and a file box my husband made before he left for college is made of knotty pine. That box now has Christmas cacti sitting on it.
Ports - For charging various devices
Pumped up exercise ball - This ball is often seen resting on top of the exercise bike, both of which await me using them, separately of course.
Pillows - A few pillows make sitting, or lounging, on sofas more inviting and also comfortable.
Papers - These include bills waiting to be paid, papers to be filed, and junk mail to be recycled.
Publications - Scriptures, a few magazines, collection of cookbooks, lots of reference books and materials, and so many more, too numerous to name.
Pellet stove - We got rid of our wood stove when it became physically too difficult to get wood, and chop and stack it. The pellet stove is a cleaner burning stove too.
People - My husband and I and those who come to visit
Portrait - A portrait of the Savior hangs above our piano. Having His picture there is a daily reminder of His example of the type of people we should try to be.
Place of refuge - I believe and strive to make our home a place of refuge, where it feels good to be.
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That last one definitely can agree with and try my best to always make my home be just that - a place of refuge - where I can indeed relax and be just me, too.ReplyDelete
Yes, I so agree!Delete
I like your take on this week's prompt (another P word!). Your ceilings sound lovely as does your carpet and home. I agree about making our homes (no matter how large or small) a place where we can reflect and relax in comfort and safety. Also, I never get done in just five minutes! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Kristi.Delete
I enjoy your "more than five minutes" FTSF posts too.
The way the world is I can't imagine if my home wasn't my refuge. I would love to have plants but I'm not very good at them. I have two bamboo plants? I think that's what you call them. I think they are pretty and I've managed to hold on to them for a while.ReplyDelete
I suppose if I carefully tended my plants and transplanted them when I should, and fertilized them as needed, they would look better than they do, but I admit I''m not as good at keeping on a schedule with doing so. I still enjoy having plants in the home. I've even heard of people who talk to their plants and play certain kinds of music to encourage growth. I don't know if there is scientific proof that this works, but I have no proof that it doesn't either. However I don't sit around talking to my plants. :-)Delete
That's a beautiful thought; home as a refuge. Perfect.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lizzi. There is a beautiful quote by Maya Angelou about home being a refuge.Delete
Speaking of prompts (lol... I didn't seem to get the Memo on this week's FTSF ... I'm seeing that it's centered on home. The thing of it is, I just went with SOC... and, as is my habit, I don't read other posts until I submit my own... ayiiee. That would have been a useful thing this week.)ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your FTSF (liked the dead-pan "...using them, separately of course."
I just checked the Finding Ninee site to see if the cue was mentioned. I read the other bloggers posts after I've written mine too, although I usually read my daughter's TTOT post as soon as I see it has posted.Delete
I'm glad you enjoyed the dead-pan attempt.