our kitchen windowsill

I spend a lot of time looking at this windowsill.

It’s right above our kitchen sink and right across from the stove, so here I am most nights, chopping, grating, and sautéeing things.

Right now, in spring, the back door is always open when I’m there, and the kids are usually out back. I listen to them while I cook and shout things like, “Do not drop that brick!  Bricks are painful!”

This is my favorite time of year in Texas. The air is like silk.

I know that not every moment in life can be lazy and dreamy and filled with the smell of onions cooking.  And spring is always bittersweet because it’s inevetably followed, in Texas, by summers with wall-to-wall heat that wants to kill you.

But summer’s not here yet.  Right now, it’s still spring.  And everything is tender and hopeful and new.  And I love standing by this window and cooking dinner.  Especially when great songs come on the radio.

10 responses to “our kitchen windowsill”

  1. Mindy says:

    I love that “curtain”! Is it a dish towel? So cute :)

    Spring in Montana is wonderful as well, but NOT warm. Today it has been windy and cold, but the grass is green and the sky is bright blue and so big. Beautiful.

    • It is a dishtowel!! It’s from Anthropologie. My sister gave it to me!
      And I’d love to see Montana in the spring! I’ve seen Wyoming in the summer, but I’m not sure that’s the same thing… Hooray for spring!

  2. detes says:

    I like the cow.

  3. traceyclark says:

    i love seeing where you spend much of your time. it’s like this extra-special insight; a deeper view into who you are. makes me love you more. like that is even possible!?

  4. The cow is an antique from the 1930s that lost its nose and ear recently in cat-on-the-windowsill incident. As soon as I find the Krazy-Glue, I’ll fix it.

  5. And Tracey: Thanks! You are THE BEST.

  6. What a great song to kick off my afternoon. It’s playing right now in a separate browser. Charleston summers are the same way. Spring is delightful (that is, if you’re not allergic to pollen!)

  7. Found your new website on Twitter, though I am a subscriber. Just hadn’t seen the new look. I love this post. Beautiful descriptive and down-to-earth writing. Congratulations on all your many successes.

    • Yay, Leisa! So fun to hear from you! Have you RE-subscribed? Because when we re-did the site, we put it in a new place. There won’t be any more posts at the old site, so you might need to sign up again here!
      Thank you for your kind words. It’s great to hear from you!

  8. Closets Minneapolis says:

    My wife would love this. nice.