We’re done with it. Done with the idea that a cheap knock off is going to “spark joy.” Oh yes, we’ve been watching Marie Kondo on Netflix! And in a moment that did spark joy, we decided to buy only what we really love. It’s a lesson I’m taking from many of the millennials we help through the lighting process here at Madison Lighting.
And in a single day, our late afternoon autumn light is gone. Daylight savings time ended, and we were plunged into darkness. Sounds a bit dramatic doesn’t it? It’s just that big of a shock to my system every single November. The toughest part seems to be not seeing my home in daylight. I get the boys lunches made and load my tote bag for the workday in the dark.
Without a doubt, it’s the most used room in the house. Life happens here: baking to beer making, Sunday night suppers, and school homework along with tear filled moments sharing first date heartaches. There’s comfort in the kitchen.
It’s with pure joy I write this post- it’s the spring equinox! The last, long, cold, grey days of winter are past and we’re getting lighter and brighter every day. I love light and there’s something about spring’s sparkling light that’s especially dear.
Gathering family together? It’s what we do. Family suppers, in the kitchen on a weeknight, after soccer and before homework, we talk about our day. Sometimes the kids are bubbling with chatter and sometimes I wonder if they’ll conk out before we clear the dishes. But one thing is constant; even the littlest family member looks forward to our family suppers.
I love fall, but losing light like this makes me feel sad. When I get home from work at night I turn on every light in the house. Just because I work with light doesn’t mean I crave it any more than my clients. And where do we all seem to feel it the most? In the kitchen, hands down.
It’s not actually, not new at all. It’s the same beautiful kitchen we photographed several weeks ago when we grabbed a “before” shot of the kitchen fixture Lanette had come to despise. She called it “the blaster” because of the blinding light it cast. OK, truth, it really was ugly.
Our interpretation of Daylight Saving is pretty different from most people. You may think that darkness is part of winter in Wisconsin. We think not! Darkness is part of a poorly lit house and we can fix that!
I love fall. I really do. I love winter actually and I know there are those in town that have trouble saying that after last winter. But I know the secret to living in south central Wisconsin. Light. We crave it. Especially in the kitchen.