July 19, 2007


Well, I've been an official resident of Paradise for almost two weeks now. I cannot tell you how nice it is not to be sweating my ass of in this heat and humidity. Hell, yesterday I had no idea it was even in the 90's!! It helps that I'm "grounded" to the office right now, so the only time I'm out in it is during my walk to town and when I'm out on the sun porch.

But I'm starting to get the itch. The itch to nest.

I've mentioned time and time again how important HOME is to me. It's probably the most driving force in my life. I work so I can have a home. I have to "settle" so that it FEELS like home. I need to fill it with people so it SOUNDS like home.

I....am a homebody.

Now, in my mind the kitchen is the heart of the home. I've almost got that settled. Oh, I can cook now. But there's a large piece of furniture I need to "finish" things, and then there are the necessary touches to make it mine. But it's serviceable right now, and I can live with that.

Next - I really need a dining room. I need a table to sit at. A table to cover in food that I've prepared. A table surrounded by those I love. That's the next thing on my list. It has to be.

After that, it's the family room. Hell it's the middle of July. Football season is just around the corner, for cryin' out loud! I need to at least furnish that area.

And I'm not even going to begin to talk about the "touches". Pictures, paintings, candles.....those things that just make it.......homey.

So, I'm sitting here at the desk, looking at yet unpacked boxes, wandering around Paradise trying to see the finished product in my mind. And I can't. I have no idea how it's all going to come together. Or even when.

It makes me antsy. But it also makes me smile. I have a blank canvas. I can do what ever I want. I'm just anxious to get started.

And as soon as I find the chord for my camera, I've got a whole series of pictures on just WHY I call this place Paradise.

Posted by Tammi at July 19, 2007 08:23 AM | TrackBack

I always set up my bedroom first, then the kitchen. No idea why, but it must be made 'mine', with all my things about me, before I feel truly at home. ;)

Hope Paradise feels like home for you soon...

Posted by: pam at July 19, 2007 10:23 AM

I keep looking every time I go through town, and I think I have it narrowed down. One story or two?

Posted by: Raging Mom at July 19, 2007 12:05 PM

I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Posted by: KTreva at July 19, 2007 07:11 PM
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