The Happyish Homestead

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back in the Habit

What can you find at home that you can find nowhere else?

  • Windows without screens.

  • A changing table in the already too-small hallway.

  • Four sleeping children.

  • Extension cords in the bedrooms, plugged into upside down outlets.

  • A clock that's hung up but needs a new battery.

  • A mound of clean laundry on top of the dryer.

  • A washer that drains into a sink.

  • A craft project gone awry.

  • My grandparent's wedding china drying on the counter.

  • The new dresser/changing table on the front porch.

  • A metal cupboard leaning against the house waiting for sanding.

  • One of three levels done for the garden retaining wall.

  • Watermelon stickiness by Meg's chair.

  • Legos all over the sun room table.

  • Dead annuals in a planter on the front porch.

  • Shoes by every possible exit from the house.

  • A camera with a full memory card.

  • An old wood ladder in the back yard waiting to be brought inside for its new purpose.

  • Books snuck in by the girls into their room...kind of like contraband.

  • My mom's rocking chair from when she was a girl waiting to be reupholstered.

  • The fabric with which to reupholster the chair.

  • A sun room with one piece of sheet music wall papered on waiting to see if I like it.

  • A basement full of pears, again.

  • My family.


P.S. Bryce wants to buy a lemon and lime bush...I kindly told him I would have no part in the matter: and


  1. Where are the pictures of all these new and cute things?

  2. Welcome back from wherever you were (physically or just mentally taking a break)... In fairness to all lemon and lime trees in the world I think they should stay away from your house as they should from mine...

  3. The next best thing to talking on the phone with you is a blog post. This made my Monday morning. : )

  4. I have lemon and lime trees. When a lemon tree is neglected for say, a year, the lemons produced are funky looking. awesome to have a lime tree to make limeade though.
    If Bryce wants them, he needs to be in charge of them. JMO.


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