#MicroblogMondays: Creating Relaxation at Home.


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Finally, finally, FINALLY, this weekend was absolutely gorgeous, weather-wise. The snow is (nearly) gone – only one teeny patch remains. Jeff spent a day cleaning up the sticks and leaves left over from late fall. Owen played outside pretty much all day yesterday. I spent three hours running in ONE layer of clothing. (Shocking!)

And even got to open up windows and air out the house yesterday afternoon.

This weather has me looking ahead to summer and craving an outdoor room of some kind, where we can sit and have a drink and really relax at night when the weather’s good.

Problem is, we don’t really HAVE outdoor space created. Yet, anyway.

We have a side deck which really isn’t great for what we want to do with it – it’s narrow and uncovered and on the sunny side of the house.

We have space to create a patio in the back, but it will cost us time and money.

But I think it’s really important to carve out relaxation space, something that will allow us to take advantage of the nice weather. (You know, when we have it.) I really want something to help incent us to stay home, relax, host, and be outside.

So I think we’re going to move forward and build a patio.


What are the ways you create space for relaxing at home?

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5 Responses to #MicroblogMondays: Creating Relaxation at Home.

  1. Deborah says:

    Good for you (and Jeff) for working on the yard and patio! I was so excited to spend time outside this weekend, but our yard is full of dead leaves and mud, and many toys that were ruined by the snow, and crap that we put on the deck as storage. I’d love to get the space more usable and even have nicer furniture. I don’t know if this is going to be the summer for it, though. 🙁

  2. Catwoman73 says:

    So exciting! I think it’s so important to have an outdoor space that you are proud of, and makes you feel at peace. We are in the middle of trying to fix our weed-ravaged lawn so that we can enjoy our yard more. We have a nice stamped concrete patio, and really comfortable patio furniture already, so we’re half way there. Indoors, I make sure our TV room and our bedroom are always tidy and clutter-free. I need at least one room in the house where I can go and get away from the toys, the piles of bills, and all the other crap that accumulates.

  3. Justine says:

    Hooray for outside time!

    We have a yard that you can’t really do much in because it slopes, and a deck that is too small for more than five adults, but we try to make the house flow in and out as well as possible (e.g. people can be in and out, sort of on the periphery). We don’t entertain much, but it does seem to work.

    Good luck finding/making your space!

  4. Mel says:

    The pool is down the street, so we usually end up there for outdoor time. Bring lunch (or one person runs home and grabs food for all the kids while another person stays with the kids) and books and plop down for a large chunk of the day. Our yard just isn’t great for outdoor time, though I crave a great outdoor space.

  5. Mali says:

    I waited YEARS for an extended deck. It was worth it – I love being able to invite people over. Still haven’t had the “Long Italian Lunch” I’ve dreamed of ever since we first talked about it. But I will one day. I hope you get your patio sooner than I got my deck!

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