Home is wherever I’m with you

4 Oct

Two months ago, we moved into our little house on the prairie. While we were unpacking, walking down the street to football games, and traveling to and from weddings and events across western Canada, the final months of summer breezed by. Our yard has lost a battle against an army of acorns, pine cones, and yellowed leaves. We finally found a way to put back the cupboard doors that we painted in the kitchen (oh the agony of finding parts for an older house), and the refrigerator now has all of its shelves intact. We walk around the neighbourhood and talk about our dream dog, share smiles and hellos with neighbours, and sip coffee on the patio at the nearby bookstore. Fall has me wanting to knit giant scarves or blankets for our living room (to complement the heat from our 43-year-old furnace), though the only yarn in my stash is sock-weight. Fall has me preparing to settle in for the long, cold, Alberta winters: I dream about paint, decor, and making our house feel like a cozy little home. I fear that winter will be here before I can accomplish everything I want to (like planting spring bulbs along the side of the house), so I’m trying to revel in fall activities, weather, and food (apple crisp and butternut squash soup) before that time comes.

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4 Responses to “Home is wherever I’m with you”

  1. yours truly, melissa October 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    I love that quote (and song!) Glad you two are enjoying and welcoming Fall in your brand new home together!

    Three cheers for nesting and settling in with the one you love. 🙂

  2. metamorphocity October 19, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    What a cozy little snapshot of fall, lady. Congrats on the new place!

  3. Rachel October 24, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Good luck with the house. Its hard to move and get things back to feeling cozy.

  4. Kaye Bee November 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    Your life is so exciting.. I can’t wait for this.

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