I keep my laptop on the kitchen table. When it is time to eat, I move it to the little book case next to my chair, along with all the mail and school papers that threaten to overwhelm us from time to time. I spend probably 50% of my time each day sitting in this spot. When it is cold, I love the feel of the warm sun at my back. It doesn't hurt that my chair is directly over the heat vent. It is a good place to read a magazine or work out our menu for the week or do a little sewing by hand. I have a straight view to the front door, the dining room, the family room and what's on the tv, and out the kitchen window.
And yesterday, while going through photos for the annual Christmas calendar, I discovered two photos from this spot. In January:
and in October:
I wish I had taken one in April when that redbud tree was in all it's glory. But just look at the way those succulents on the windowsill have grown! All from a little cutting from Ben & Martha's wedding almost exactly two years ago. Amazing how things grow with a little love and light and a good view.