Friday, December 10, 2010

Reverb 10

I just joined a new group called "Reverb 10".    It is a 31-day challenge - check it out here!!!   Be sure to read all of it and check out the prompts!   I'm late in starting, but I was allowed to sign up anyway.   You are to reflect on one word, a different word, for each of the 31 days of December.   Today's word is    Wisdom - as noted below!   You can reflect in any way you want, but are supposed to post it to your blog.    Some days I may create something - for today, I'm just writing!!!

December 10 – Wisdom Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway)

The wisest decision we made this year was to move from our older 2 story house, to a new one story ranch house.   It was a decision long in the making and not without its share of angst, sadness & joy.   We moved to that house 33 years ago, I raised both of my daughters in that house, we had remodeled that house and made it our own.   On the outside, it was the showplace of the block as I had turned my entire front yard into gardens.     I had remade the backyard into a nice oasis getaway for us.   So, why move you may ask?

The neighborhood had become horrible - neighbors next door were impossible to live with, the language was horrible, the abuse of their family members was horrible and it had become horribly depressing and we couldn't even enjoy our house or gardens in the summer.

So, we found a perfect little ranch we could afford and moved the end of October!   Admittedly it is for the best and we are much more at peace here, we have more room, the house is a newer home.........but there are days "I still want to go home"!    I don't do change well anyway and it still doesn't totally feel like my home.   I feel like I'm living in someone else's house.   That's the result of being in the former place 33 years and not doing change well.   But it gets better each day as I change this or that to make it suit us and as I decorate for Christmas, I find it more "homey".   We are now making it our home with changes here and there (including bathroom remodel).   I know in my head it is for the best - I know in my head it will be a nicer more peaceful place to live (it already is), but I'm still waiting for my heart to catch up.

I'm a quilter and specifically now, more an art quilter, and as I create more, I feel better here.   As I hang my quilted treasures and put them out, I feel better here.   I know it was a truly wise decision to have finally taken this is still "playing out".


  1. i am very intrigued by this too, thanks for the link....

  2. There's no place like home. Remember it's the energy we put into it that makes a house a home!