My favourite days are spent pottering at home—cleaning, sorting, planning, improving. Days like this usually bring a sense of contentment and a healthy tiredness from physical activity and a sense of progress even if only small, like a freshly weeded garden or the budget sorted.
Even when I feel down, there's something about the sight of laundry fluttering on the line to help me feel that things will be okay. I tell myself that if I can manage to get the washing done and on the line, then I can tackle other challenges too.
And a good day's pottering—by its very nature—isn't all planned from start to finish. It allows time to be sidetracked by fun projects, such as cleaning this gorgeous birdcage my daughter was given. It will sit on top of her bookcase as a beautiful display that sums up her animal-loving nature (the canary and budgie are in bigger cages but this one is so attractive we can't resist keeping and displaying it sans bird!).
Do you enjoy the pleasures of a quiet life? What makes you content? How do you like to spend a day pottering?