If you’re not careful, you might feel as though you’ve wandered into the wrong Inn.
With all the weeks of decorating, baking, shopping, tradition-aling and gathering behind us… the house is strangely quiet.
And strangely enough, I find my heart is as well. After all the hustle and bustle of the month, I crave some quiet.
There are no big events on my planner. The fridge is emptied of holiday splurges. The to-do list is far shorter. There is room for some short winter walks. And for fun, on my work table is the new Bible study I will lead in January.
But Innkeeper knows, before she can make the most of these last days on the calendar, she must first quiet her space.
Pack three tubs.
Dust. Vacuum. Mop.
And in a blink, the Inn is simply dressed.
With throws to snuggle under, we are ready for snow days. I still have some winter candles to burn.
“Mrs. Tiggy-winkle is a hedgehog washerwoman with kind and twinkly eyes. She launders the clothes of all the animals and generously delivers them clean and pressed.” ~The World of Peter Rabbit
The year isn’t over yet. End on a high note. It could mean laying aside that pile of ironing (smiling, as if) and finding a wee bit of silence.
It’s not a new promise, but it is as fresh as the new day itself:
“He satisfies the longing soul…” ~Psalm 107:9
Only You, Jesus, can free our hearts and satisfy our longings. Something I’m holding on to these last days of 2021.
And one last note, written in her finest handwriting: Thank you these past couple of months for spending a piece of your day with Innkeeper in her little bitty corner of the internet. Truly, she is most grateful for you.
The Inn will reopen in 2022.
Come, just as you are.
PS: Hush at the Inn will be interrupted on New Year’s Eve. As is our tradition, we “supper” together with good friends. Menu is Barbecue Chicken, Potato Salad, Lettuce Salad and Artichoke Spinach Dip. Innkeeper hopes to welcome the New Year with kind and twinkly eyes, therefore she will miss counting down the ball dropping.