I remember when I was a kid, I went to relatives maybe once a year and was always thinking Wow, nothing changed since the last time. And it was like this every year. Maybe a new plant, a pair of new shoes in the hallway, another soap scent in the bathroom, a different toothpaste brand (not often). We’re creatures of habits. I’ve noticed that I’ve got stuck in this as well. In Gothenburg I was moving around stuff and furniture all the time – why have I stopped? One thing is actually that this place is so big that I don’t need to find more space efficient solutions. BUT I could still re-arrange things and that’s what I’m going to do from now on. Love changes, so why have a home that stands still.
There is one new thing here, though. Allison gave me this wonderful painting she made. She’s so great. Why do I always become friends with my artist/designer role-models? Why do they become friends with me? I have no idea. It makes the world feel really small.
This wall only has stuff I had hanging on the walls in Gothenburg, that’s just crazy – 10 years!
Sitting here writing this wondering what the next step is. Home improvements don’t have to cost a lot, but we’ve got to the point where we need a washing machine (laundromat just closed down) which means we need new kitchen furniture for it to fit in, a new bed (it’s 25 years old), a new kitchen counter (using someone’s old toilet door, eeew) and I need new glasses cause the ones that served me for 10 years broke. Thought I’d give you TMI about my fancy life today. Not complaining here, it’s just facts, my life has never been as beautiful as it is now, broken bed or not.
Do you make a lot of changes to your home?
Love to you all. You’re amazing!