Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sew Grateful in April! What sounds are you grateful for?

Today is April 2 and is the second day of Grateful in April. Today's focus in being grateful for the sounds around us. I know that sounds make a difference in how I feel and that some noises just make me nuts.

Having a houseful of kids, mine and the ones mine drag over and three yappy dogs is a bit noisy.

In fact, with the kids at school, and the TV off, no music on (at the moment) I was thinking of the sounds of my house. The dishwasher (it is supposed to be a quiet one) is swooshing around, the dryer is tumbling and buzzing, the washing machine (on cold because the dishwasher is running) is doing its wind down tumbling. 

Oliie on the left & Bugg on the right
I did not pose them. This is just the way they are!
Then, there is Padme, our cocker spaniel snoring away; Ollie, our miniature dachshund trying to sleep, but he needs to protect the home-schooled kids outside so he keeps peeking his head through the blinds; Bug, the chihuahua, jumping off and on the the bed upstairs, and our daughter thumping around in her room upstairs.

Our five birds are also having their own little chorus. This is our house "quiet." It gets pretty noisy when everyone is home.

In a little while, I will be doing the rest of my daily chores and then on to some sewing. I will either finish listening to an lecture on Vikings, listen to the radio, or pick an mp3 album (lately it has been Jamie Grace or Toby Mac) or a playlist to keep me moving. 

What do you listen to when you are sewing and working in the house?


  1. What a wonderful theme -- Grateful in April. I love it.

    At this very moment I hear the thankfully ever-present hum of the refrigerator, the whirring of the ceiling fan, and the happy start of the air conditioner compressor. All much appreciated white noise as I begin to prepare for sleepy time.

    1. I wish I could take credit for Grateful in April, but I can't.

      Isn't is amazing how many sounds we have around us?

  2. I find listening the sounds around me to be very peaceful and relaxing. I like to incorporate it into my meditations. I don't sew, but when I'm working in the house I either keep things quiet or turn on music.

    1. I find that I can also adjust my pace with the tempo of the music.

  3. I enjoy listening to Pandora. I created a Christy Nockels station, so it plays songs similar to her worship style. It is very soothing.

    1. Vannessa, I haven't used Pandora. I am horrible, I buy mp3 albums based on what we worship to or that I hear on the radio. I like the whole album so that I can get some of the lesser heard, but more meaningful songs too. I like Christy Nockels, but don't have any of her music yet. I keep the music on our home cloud and my phone.