Tuesday, October 28, 2014

settling in...








Life is becoming somewhat more normal now that we are mostly unpacked and feeling a bit organized.  Though frequently, I think of something I need, but am not able to find.  

We are renting a parsonage; I think it dates to the 1930's and is a two story farmhouse style with a more modern addition on the back. Except for the addition, it has beautiful wooden floors and wide moldings and trim.  My work space is in the front room and has windows on three sides--the light is perfect.  Of all the rooms, that one is my favorite.  The downstairs has all the space the two of us need--living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, workroom, and sunroom, as well as bathroom and a large laundry room, so we are using the upstairs mainly as storage.

After 23 years in our last home, it's a bit unsettling to be living in a strange place, but we are calling it an 'adventure' and looking forward to building in the spring.  I'm missing all my gardens, the hens, and the long walks around our lanes & meadow, but am looking forward to the extra time I should have for sewing this winter. And, baking some homemade bread has made this seem a little bit more like Home.


19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful home. I hope you are happy there.

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  2. It looks very charming and inviting. I too hope you find much happiness there.

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  3. I hope you enjoy your stay in the parsonage. It looks lovely and baking bread always makes a place feel like home.

    God bless.

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  4. Oh Deb it looks and sounds lovely! The glimpse of the old door is charming. I can understand your feeling of being unsettled, we have lived here for 31 years but we changed shop buildings six years ago after 12 years in the former location. It did feel odd and unsettled for a while but then little 'familiarities' crept in, as will this interim place for you.

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  5. Gorgeous home! Love the door! What a nice room to work in!

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  6. Looks homey already.

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  7. It looks like you've made it home - warm, inviting and cozy. I remember the first weeks in our new home (we had been in our other home for nearly 30 years) it felt so strange - not at all like home. But we are settled in and it is very much home now.

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  8. You're my inspiration for your positive attitude and thinking of it as an adventure. We're thinking of moving to a new area and haven't moved in a long time. I know it will be scary and uncomfortable at times but I'm trying to think of it as exciting and an adventure. Good luck with everything. It's great to hear that it's seeming more normal and you're settling in. :-)

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  9. It sounds like a gorgeous place!!! Glad it is starting to feel like home a little bit!!!!!

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  10. Good to hear that you're settling in now. If it's a parsonage, does that mean you are closer to a town? Maybe new walks around town will be a pleasant diversion for your days.

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  11. Looks like a beautiful place to be, and the door in the dining room is gorgeous!

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  12. Sounds charming!! But I am sure it is a big change. Good for you to be so brave and go for it. Amazing things are just around the corner xox Clarice

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  13. Gosh that looks like a nice little place, I love all of the woodwok. Have a great Holiday Season, it's right around the corner!!! eeeeeek.

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  14. The first word that comes to mind every time I see your photos is "serenity."

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  15. You've made your new place look very much "yours." Enjoy the adventure!

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  16. It must've been difficult to move from the home you've loved in for so long. But life is ever evolving and your looking at it as an adventure is just what it is!
    :)
    I enjoy your blog and look forward to seeing your photos of this new spot and, of course, the home you will be building.

    Debra

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  17. Hello Deb, I have just caught up with your blog, first time, for a long time, what a big change in your lives, looking forward to reading all about it
    Claire.

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  18. What a blessing a sewing machine is. Glad to see yours above. Whau, impressive bread. Do you have a favorite recipe for the bread? Glad to hear you are making your place a warm home to be in. I do enjoy your blog and will be back here for sure. Have a wonderful weekend! (P.S. my blog is in inactive status presently but I plan in coming back someday.)

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  19. I am coveting that gorgeous carved door in that parsonage! I know you are so glad to get settled in for the winter!
    V

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