There is no place I would rather be than in my house ---- I'm a real homebody. I've always been that way. As a child, my mother was always encouraging me to go outside and play. I didn't want to go outside ---- it was cold, it was hot, it was windy, it was wet, there were bugs and dirt! Just let me stay inside where my books, crayolas, toys, dolls, and play dishes were. When I was about four, my parents built me a play house about 10 feet from the back door of our house. Now I'll go out ---- ten steps and I'm inside again!
|That's me at the age of 6 forced |
outside to have my picture taken
on the backside of my playhouse.
|My playhouse -- at its current location|
(moved 3 times and now 75 years old)
-- picture taken a couple of years ago.
From the beginning, I loved all of my dwellings.
I've lived in 20 different houses over the years --- that doesn't count the various (high school and college) dorm rooms.
There was one dorm room that I absolutely adored, however. My roommate left mid-semester, and the dorm people moved me to a single room that was about 5 feet by 10 feet --- just a bed and desk, but it did have two huge closets.
Just waiting around in a
dorm room to get my MRS. degree.
He married me while we were still teenagers in between our Sophomore and Junior years in college. Our two-room apartment was in half of the basement of this house. It was really a dump, but I loved fixing it up with new curtains that I had made and our wedding presents. I shined those old linoleum floors til they glistened.
And, taught myself to cook for real in this basic kitchen ----
And, decorated for Christmas ----
There were many more houses to follow ----
A couple of our favorites ----
A wonderful house we bought in 1976.
|Another favorite that we |
owned from 1990 to 1997.
And, now we have lived in this house for 20 years.
I hope everyone has fun playing house in preparation for the upcoming Christmas season. I plan some more Christmas decorating today!
I'm joining the following:
Coastal Charm for Show and Share Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday