Home

16 04 2012

We spent time today searching for a home; another home with more space for our growing family.  We’ve seen many different possibilities, and compared them with our current home which has many features we love.  When I think of home, it is more images and feelings that I experience, than a certain type of house.  Tropical foliage, a wide porch, a cool, open interior, fans and comfy furniture, a spacious, well-designed kitchen and soothing bedroom spaces with spa-like bathrooms are what I dream of.  A private backyard with a pool and hammock, a porch swing and perhaps a small waterfall which can be seen through double French doors from the living room.  I imagine a quiet street, walking or bicycling to shops and restaurants, and entertaining family and friends.  Some of these things we already have, but not enough bedrooms here.  I also imagine wonderful meals with friends and drinks around the pool, all of which are possible now but we rarely actually accomplish them!  I don’t really imagine who would cook the wonderful meals.  Obviously someone who has more time than me.  Still, dreams are what keep the world interesting!

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At Home on the Island

27 03 2012

I love traveling, but even more, I love coming home!  No matter how nice the inn, or how soft the bed, my own is the best.  I am one of those people who would bring my own pillow everywhere I travel if I could.  After the delicious restaurant meals we sampled on our trip, the simple food at home tastes so good.  My body rebels at decadent travel meals, and despite their deliciousness I prefer the ease and freshness of a quiet meal in our kitchen.  Being in my home inspires me today.  Feeling comfortable, safe and cocooned is the best feeling, and frees my inner voice.  Back in the routine at work, a productive day followed by a balmy doggy walk.  Now, grilling salmon scents the room and crisp greens await dressing.  I remind myself to live in the moment.