Since coming home from Cadiz, life has slowed down a bit and become quiet. There is so much at our fingertips over here, but to be quite honest, I crave these quiet periods. A mundane routine isn’t a bad thing; it’s just not realistic or practical to be traveling all the time. As wonderful and lucky that we are to get to go on these trips and see these new places, there’s something to be said about getting up, going to work, coming home, making dinner, watching a bit of tv, and then curling up under the warmth of your own covers for a full night’s sleep. I’ve always been the type of person that craves routine – let’s be honest, I make tons of lists to keep things in order! Therefore, it’s been nice to settle down and fall back into normalcy, as boring as it may be.
The problem with this, though, is that it does not give me much material to blog about. I’ve become so addicted to Top of the Mañana to You and when days go by without an original post, not only do I feel like I’m letting my readers down, but the itch to write gets worse and worse. So, in an attempt to stay relevent and ease the writing anxiety, I figured I’d share some of my mundane with you. I figure it’s still unique, because I can provide a little extra insight into our lives over here, which stays within the perameters of “a series of Emily’s European adventures.” And I think I’ve decided this will become a weekly commentary, presented each Friday, called Mundane Musings that will be told through a series of photos. What do you think?
Since the house came fully furnished, including paintings and decor, I needed to find a place for some of our artwork. I could have simply taken down and exchanged what the owner hung, but to be honest, they have good taste. So, I used this cozy, little corner as you turn up the stairs to put this painting. I quite like its location.
Recognize these flowers? These are the V-Day flowers Matt got me, but I had to show them now in full bloom. Lilies are my favorite flower, and they hadn’t bloomed yet when I first received the bouquet. Now it’s starting to look very lush.
I thought it would be fun to show you what it looks like when we leave the house to drive to work. This beautiful and windy road up the hill takes us away from our little seaside town to the highway and onto Gibraltar!
This shack is located right outside of the entrance to our town on the frontage road next to the highway. The Spanish man that runs it sells a variety of things, but most notably, firewood. Almost everyone here has a working fireplace and they choose to use it during the winter instead of a home heating unit. We lit up a few fires with this firewood during December.
At the end of a long day, I love to watch tv in bed! I thought it would be fun to show you what it looks at from my perspective. I love that little corner and when the weather warms up, I plan on opening the doors to the balcony on the right (not pictured) and reading a book on that loveseat. And yes, that is a Modern Family episode playing on the tv.