This is my reward. I *adore* flowers. I used to stick flowers in every room when I was a girl growing up (I've mentioned that my parents' house is much easier to keep clean than mine, right? LOL). Cut flowers are trivially cheap here - flowers are one of SoCal's main exports. These flowers came from my garden - I thought I had more, but the rest had petal fall.
They're not only lovely, they smell wonderful!!! Lavender roses have a lovely old-rose scent. I put these on the counter of "everybody puts everything here" to make a little visual break between dining room and kitchen.
I cleaned very energetically yesterday, today I just swanned around and swept up... this is how I'll be spending my afternoon. Curricula! I've sorted out what 9yo will be doing, but 13yo's curricula has a bit of work left ... I have to figure out a good balance. (And yes, I bought the sunflowers too. So cheerful!) I have a bag of randomness (on the floor) to sort from my car while I'm at it.
I grew up with peace and clean and gracious living... sometimes I forget that that is the natural reward to cleaning and maintenance... and then not enjoying the fruits of my labor, I don't want to keep laboring.
So, today I still have work to do - but I am also going to relax and enjoy what I *have* done. There must be balance.
I hope you enjoyed the flowers!!