Sunday, January 11, 2009

A visit to Maggie's home

Sometimes life is the most enjoyable when it's simple and not a whole lot is going on. Case in point: a Sunday at Chez Mags. For your enjoyment, a pictorial tour of Sunday, January 11.

The first thing I saw when I woke up this morning was the world's laziest cat, Benld.
What he lacks in ambition he more than makes up for in cute.

This is my view out my bedroom window.
It's like nature's own window treatment.

When I finally get up for a better view, this is what I see.
I love those trees ... they are so incredibly tall and beautiful,
and when they're covered in snow they look even moreso.

On my way to the kitchen, I pass the front of the apartment,
and I can't help but look out the window there because it's huge.
This is part of my view - a parking structure in downtown Arlington Heights.
Yes, even the parking lots are pretty in my town.

I almost lived in this building, but I chose my current abode instead.
Although I'd like to live in a chichi highrise,
I think I prefer knowing who all my neighbors are.

This is the tree that's right outside the front window.
In the summer, I put the sofa right in front of the window,
and it feels like I live in a treehouse.
In the winter, when the tree is covered in snow,
it has an entirely different feeling.

The street below. My kingdom for a plow!
My kitchen counter. My point here is that you
should notice the touches of pink. This will be important later.

The happy pink mixer. This is where the snickerdoodles and oatmeal chips happen.
Pink rugs and the cutest cat in the universe.
He's asking politely for his Fancy Feast.

Yes, I do often dance in my kitchen.
No, I don't care who knows it.

The real point of this post, and the reason pink is important.
Pink in the kitchen, you ask? I love it; it makes me happy.
It makes me feel like I'm making dinner in a chocolate shop.
Which is why these art pieces mean so much to me.
They were painted by my dear friend, Cute Brian,
specifically for my kitchen. They give me joy
every time I look at them. Aren't the cool?

The full view - two of my favorite things in my kitchen,
the coffee maker and the art.

So that's my place; well, some of it, anyway. You should visit soon.


Charlie and Cindy said...

Can I come over to your house and sit on your couch, look at your artwork and drink your coffee?

maggie said...

Yes, please. You are welcome here any time! Bring knitting.

jpb2525 said...

is that an open invitation? BTW - so jealous of the Kitchenaid Mixer! And the artwork is awesome. I love pink.

Janie said...

I got a peaceful, easy feeling.

maggie said...

Oh John, my dear John, you have an open invitation to be wherever I am! I love you! Do not be jealous of the mixer ... just come over and bake with me. Fair warning: the cat was here first.

and that goes DOUBLE for you, Janie, and all the Earlys of the Pacific Northwest! I love and miss you and treasure you from afar!