Thursday, December 1, 2011

the trees are scribbling their lines against the sky. the sun is coming up orange. i've been awake a couple of hours. reading blogs. working on photos. ordering prints. too groggy to make coffee. content to curl in a quilt with the computer propped on my lap. a cat warming my feet. hearing the sounds of the village waking. the furnace beginning it's morning drone. a truck rattling the window as it passes on it's way to work on the house being built around the corner. tom complains when i start my bath too early. my porcelain and iron, clawfoot bathtub that is tucked in a corner of our bedroom is one of my favorite things. i love that it's part of our bedroom, that i can soak in a steamy, oil-scented bath and still be part of the bustle of our little life. (link to an earlier post about my tub with a photo)however, when i would love a bath at 5 a.m. after edgar has dragged me from bed and i might as well have an early start to the day.....the tumble of water is too loud and i just can't do it to my sleeping husband. besides, he'd destroy my bath with his complaining. yes there is a bathtub in the bathroom, but i don't think i've ever had a bath in it. it feels icy and stiff and not at all what i have in mind for my bath.
i'm heading to the studio early. the paper room is luring me...


  1. Good morning lovely friend! I love your bathtub in the bedroom so much. It is such a beautiful detail that you thought of for your home. I hope you have the most wonderful day.

  2. exceptional writting as always...
    full av images, whispers, sounds

    beauty : )

  3. This paper room is so intriguing. Mysterious...
    Those stairs gave me a sense of deja vu--my father's family had a farmhouse in West Virginia, and there were stairs from the kitchen to the second floor that looked like that. Of course as a child I loved them.

  4. reading your posts makes me feel like being there, in your house, listening to the sounds, the early morning light crawling in,it feels good there, warm and safe and magical.
    i have a bath similar to yours, it's not in my bedroom, i have it in a sea room and i love every minute i spend in it.
    have a nice day, x

  5. Your husband should join the bath :-p
    Thanks for your visit to my blog!
    Hugs, Eli

  6. Beautiful lay-out. I like the idea of a tub in my bedroom! Yours looks lovely.

    Some mornings I lay awake from 3:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. nodding between a light dreaming state and a deep sleep. I always wonder what it would be like to start my day at 3:30 a.m. I would probably be taking a morning nap if I did that!


  7. What a lovely window into your life. I like baths too. A nice warm soak can do wonders. I have a deep tub of porcelain and iron, but it is not clawfoot. I hope your studio time was productive.

  8. Love me a bath... one in my room? Now there's a Christmas wish come true :-)