Most of the time I like our house to be very clean, with everything put away, the dishes done, and the bed made.
But, sometimes, like today, it's a great feeling to have the table covered in cookbooks and grocery lists, the couches filled with pillows, blankets, and magazines, and the glass of milk and empty muffin plate still sitting on the floor next to the couch. Usually this sort of chaos would make me crazy. Tonight, it makes me feel safe and happy.
Sometimes it's nice to just feel like you're at home and you can completely relax.