Saturday, March 29, 2014

Perfectly Good Home

I am enjoying the benefits of grand motherhood. Once a week I travel 30 miles to the west to visit the most beautiful and intelligent baby in the world. Sigh. Life is good.

Sometimes you have to look around to find a place to call home.

For a few weeks Mr. J&C and I toyed with the idea of moving to the other side of town. It was a good time to look around and see what is out there because after a year of retirement we want to make a few changes in our home (the kitchen). Why put the money into this house when there might be a perfect house just down the road?

Sometimes all it takes to make a place your home is adding a few touches of your own.

There is no perfect house. 

I really hate that. 

On the other hand, getting out and looking at a few houses has given me new appreciation for what I've got. So this weekend I will happily weed in my garden in the morning and in the afternoon I'll continue to look for clever ideas and inspiration for our kitchen remodel.

Sometimes we realize our house has become our home because of who shares it with us.

We are keeping the same 'footprint' just changing the wallpaper, moving the fridge, changing out the cabinets, getting a new sink, knocking out a wall between the kitchen and family room... Shouldn't be too hard, right? 



TexWisGirl said...

loved your zooming in on the photos! kept me guessing how it connected to your words. :)

good luck with the updates!

Mary said...

Such a sweet nesting dove - I love those quiet and gentle birds.

Good luck with the kitchen project - will you be eating at the Olive Garden during the upheaval?

Happy weekend - Mary

Jenny Short said...

That is beautiful. Our Dutch doves are doing their mating dance rituals on the roof of my neighbor's house and I can watch the males try to attract the females. xo Jenny

Janey and Co. said...

Clever post. That Dove does look content with its home! Hard decision to make. To go or stay. I bet you will love the changes....

debbie said...

That was such a clever blog post. I loved the pictures. It made me miss Olive Garden food, too! I did some baking over the weekend and so had lots of dishes to wash. When I briefly complained to myself, I quickly reminded myself how lucky I am to have those dishes, an oven for baking, and a sink to wash them in. It's the little things that we need to keep mindful of. xx debbie

YONKS said...

Look at that bird! Lovely.
Hope you show us before and after shots of your re-do. I love a good before and after. I'm planning one for my body :-)
Have a great weekend.

HolleyGarden said...

"New appreciation for what you've got." That is a true blessing. I hope the remodel goes quickly and smoothly.