Thursday, August 9, 2012

What I Recognize As Belonging

An expectation is a future object, 
recognized as belonging to me.
-Samuel Alexander

A summer storm blew a limb onto the power line yesterday. The chickens were terrified and ran to the coop as the power company came with their chain saws and bucket-in-the-sky truck to cut it all down. I watched from the kitchen window as wood fell, heavy and splintered.

The kitchen in the little red house is dated and cramped. Folks ask for pictures of the house, but it's not much. Honest. If I weren't so focused on saving and preparing for my future cabin, I'd fuss with it. As it is, I put out my stuff and wipe counters and move along.

And of course put out candles and plants. Candles, plants, and good soap. Always.

In the meantime, while I'm here, I visit my Cabin board on Pinterest to plan and dream. I focus not on this house, but on the expectation of my future object- a place I've long recognized as belonging to me...


Trudy said...

It's pretty just adding your own touches. We would love to see it.

Unknown said...

I get it but I'm a house nut and always love seeing how you transform your homes, they are always so cozy and charming, and I'm sure the little red house is too!
P. S. The free house didn't pan out?

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Aren't the chickens strange birds.
I think nesting is an instinct we have...and as women, we like to see other people's nests.
As to your is better to keep the dream in your minds eye, I suppose, than to let it be cluttered up in your surroundings. (hope that makes sense, it did to me) Pat :)

Rosemary said...

I have followed your blog for a long time. Was sad last year when you decided not to blog anymore. Today, i stumbled upon it again. happy to see you back :)

Betty said...

To be content is most important! And I think you are.

Jen said...

Lovely attitude to have. It really struck me as how we are to live continually - that this is not our home and we should be storing up our treasures in Heaven. That Prunella soap is wonderful - smells fantastic! Also, what do you keep in the bottle beside your candle on the windowsill? Very pretty. And I'm with the other gals - love seeing how you add your touch to your spaces. (Thanks for the refund, by the way!)

Anonymous said...

I am sure your little red house is adorable!

Anonymous said...

I am sure your little red house is adorable!

Rebecca said...

Thats right Miz claim it, your future cabin. I'm claiming a little something myself, so I'm sitting with you.

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