Sick with a migraine last week, I realized just how comfortable, how pleasing, how nourishing a place our home is, just as it is. Yes, there are things we’d like to change. There are things we will change. But we don’t need to hurry. We don’t need to do it today. Today everything we have(…)
Cane and I are not big travelers. We both hate airports. We hate packing. We hate sitting still in small seats with nothing to do. No travel this summer was no problem, as we wanted to dedicate ourselves to finishing (hah!) our two big on-going projects. If you’ve been following along with us this summer,(…)
Things have been slow on the home improvement front. We’re still chipping away at our two big summer projects: We’re realizing that we won’t be finished with the bathroom when we return to work in a few weeks. This is more than discouraging, but we’re letting it go and focusing on getting the exterior paint(…)
Last week, on a trip visiting family, I realized that sometimes, “home” can be a house we’ve never actually lived in. Although I’ve never lived in my grandmother’s house, it is home to me. I have more than 40 years of memories stored within its walls. It is a place I have always felt welcomed,(…)
It’s been one year this week since Cane, our kids, and I moved together into the house that’s become our home. Time is always such a slippery thing. It feels as if the year has flown by—as if the time since then has moved so quickly—but when I think back to individual moments, they feel far(…)
Last month, Cane drafted a post I never got edited/published. It went mostly like this: We are not strong finishers. We LOVE to start projects though. It’s one of the things that we do best. That time early in a project when it’s all possibility and excitement is the best part. When you sit around and think of(…)
Some people love summer. You’d think I’d be one of them–after all, I work a school year calendar. Summer for me is sleeping in, long afternoons, extra time with family and friends. But truly, I think spring may be my favorite season.