Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stretching, stretching

So as soon as I'm all bloomwhereI'mplanted, I kid you not, as soon as I had the conscious thought that everything is okay, right now, right here, in this place I didn't want to move five years ago but which I have grown to love love love, just then, just now, actually, I am getting to fulfill some new dreams.

I am choosing flooring and considering dormers and skylights in my new pre-1930s cabin on a creek. I am dreaming of vintage feed store signs for my century barn. I am doing a happy dance (in between seemingly endless bouts of the dread packing) over my father-in-law's gift to us of a hay elevator.

I am making furniture charts, people, in earnest attempt to simplify and still have a place for everyone to sleep, study and eat while renovations, in their many stages, will take place around us. (They oughta give me my own Discovery show. It's gonna get wild.)

And I'm purging schtuff. Of course you know there's schtuff. And I can blame it on the five kids all I want but you and I know different. (None of them has a debit card or a driver's license, now do they?)

So I'm stretching. And it's good. How about you?


BLD in MT said...

Good for you!

Ginger said...

Miriam - I am not sure if you remember me but I worked with Ryan when he was at the City of Springfield. Several months ago Ryan stopped by the City but I really did not have a chance to talked to him. He forwarded me your blog email address and I have been keeping up through your writings. I love the lifestyle you and Ryan have chosen for your family. I am actually envious. Those are very lucky children to have such a lifestyle. I don't know how you do it all. You continue to amaze. I hope Ryan is helping you pack. I think your nickname should be "wonder woman". I look forward to your future blogs. Take care. Ginger

no spring chicken said...

So, are you moving away of just changing homes?


Margo said...

oh man - a renovation??! I would run for the hills! HOpe you show us pictures :)

Barb said...

Wait, WHAT? Is the cabin an addition or a whole new Farm Suite?