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.

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10 comments

  • Mindy March 28, 2010  

    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.

    • Katherine Center March 28, 2010  

      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!

  • detes March 29, 2010  

    I like the cow.

  • traceyclark March 29, 2010  

    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!?

  • Katherine Center March 29, 2010  

    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.

  • Katherine Center March 29, 2010  

    And Tracey: Thanks! You are THE BEST.

  • angie mizzell March 29, 2010  

    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!)

  • Leisa Hammett April 9, 2010  

    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.

    • Katherine Center April 9, 2010  

      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!

  • Closets Minneapolis May 16, 2011  

    My wife would love this. nice.