Just hanging-out with Tom, both of us feeling extremely grateful on this eve of our second anniversary of moving into Hobbit Cottage. Two lovely, contented years here already! (And don't tell anyone, but I still feel such a rush of relief that we escaped the farm when we did. Shhh...)
Yet always, I'm also grateful we took that 'Farm Leap' in 2008, for now, I can spend the rest of my life contented, no longer wishing for a country home. I had one and discovered that three years was quite enough of livin' that dream, thank-you very much.
And remember the remedy I came up with? Building a room onto the front of the house? Well, that dream is on hold. And yet there's a Plan B, one which will require work and money, but not nearly the work and money of that dreamy Plan A.
So stay tuned.
Anyway, to celebrate our two years here, tomorrow Tom and I will actually return to The Middle of Nowhere for a drive-by peek of the old farm (as we did last year on the anniversary of our move), but only after we attend the annual town-wide yard sales of a nearby farm town. Usually there's lots of old stuff for pennies at those sales, so we shall see what we shall see.
So here's a special thank-you to each of you who follow my everyday, oh-hum adventures at As I See It Now. To those who've followed while we lived in our other suburb house or the apartment or the farm or Hobbit Cottage--however long you've followed--I appreciate the time you take to check in with my simple world!
See that tiny yellow table in front of the couch? Out of the thousands of items I've bought in my 50+ years, that's one of the smartest purchases, ever. It's lightweight, cute and has endless uses. Highly, highly recommended. (I bought it with a gift card Naomi gave me to Pier One Imports.)