Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Christmas 2021

Enjoying every minute
Sometimes you fall back in love with your home.
For so many years - decades - I've always felt I would be
moving soon mostly because of "I need to".
Then came years of "I want to" to be closer to Darling Daughter
and Dearest Son and now Darling DIL, but that couldn't happen, 
dear lord, the cost in CA!

I've pared way down, but to you it looks like still so much,
but the closets and almost all drawers are empty. I store only 
holiday decor and tools, supplies etc.

The holiday decor is plunked down into existing decor 
and snow is thrown over, and greens added in abundance.
Many of these greens I've had over 20 years.

After 29 years in this house,
 I have made few major changes, other than paint
here and there, but I am getting inspired to maybe 
add some architectural changes in 2022.

Carpet is to go - for new, or perhaps
manufactured woods- depends on cost.

Anyway, my point is, when I came back from CA
and walked into my home I felt such joy and peace.
I like this place. I've kept only things I love
and enjoy- so many are memories of my folks
and of PA that I still miss, though I haven't been
back in 18 years, and even then it wasn't to my home town.
I was back to spend the last weeks of life for my parents. 

I am so blessed to have found a way to stay in my home.
I need to continue to care for her and to make 
her a haven for my family, and friends, but most of all
for me.

Holed up here for 15 months alone with Walter
was weird but not really awful
because as I just said-
It is a refuge, a place of peace and nurturing solace.

I pray you all have the same. 




Prims By The Water said...

There was a moment where I wanted to sell our home this year, then I woke up and realized...why as I currently love how I have made it my own. Like you I will not sell now. I so love your simple Christmas decor! Thanks for sharing. Janice

Terra said...

I like your home's decor in general and also the Christmas decorations. I raised my children in my home and am happy staying in it, so many good memories. Plus my adult children live in town and I know they enjoy hanging out here.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Every time I see your home I fall in love... and I could never get too much of your holiday decorations...or think them too much. It all is simply..perfectly...understatedly beautiful. ~Robin~

Unknown said...

Your post spoke to me. I have followed you for years but rarely replied. My home is my safe space, my sanctuary and my friend (as long as she causes me no problems). I think your home reflects you and it is beautiful. Enjoy the holidays and I wish you peace and good health.

Colleen MacKinnon; Penny Rugs and More said...

I've always loved your home. So glad you have found a way to stay. It is so lovely. Cozy, inviting, and creative. Hugs and blessings. xoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

I get you, Z. I feel very much the same about my home of thirty-six years. When I get used to something I used to detest, or make a change that has me sighing in happiness, I know this old girl will shelter me, no matter if or when I have to make a decision.

All the best to you. Follow your heart.❤️

Jane x