Exploring & planning.
Exploring & planning.
I’m finally getting around to posting a complete tour of our apartment, right before we move. It’s nice to remember it one last time in all its glory. I’ll miss this space!
Things are coming together. It’s so nice to see visible progress after several months of more subtle work. All I talk about these days is the renovation, but I can’t help it. It might not seem like much, but to us it’s night and day compared to how the house started out. I’m obsessed with the white walls and refinished floors. It’s all so light and open and definitely starting to feel real. I can envision it all in my head and may have made drawings and lists of where each piece of furniture and art will likely go, because that’s not weird at all.
I often associate this apartment with the difficult years in our lives. I’ve not felt fond of it and have been ready to move on for a long time–especially move on from the period it’s come to represent. But lately nostalgia has grabbed hold of me and I’ve been appreciating small things–the glorious light, the kitchen I enjoy baking in, the quiet moments of rest after spending the whole afternoon cleaning, the two more dogs we gave a home here. This house has more to offer than I was able to see before. So many good things do happen. I’m excited to move, yes, but glad for our time in this space nonetheless.
I discovered a great plant shop thanks to my route to acupuncture on Mondays. Healing my body and relaxing is a favorite part of the week, now made even better by getting to roam the plant nursery afterward. I’ve been a couple times in recent weeks and picked up things that have been hard to find elsewhere. I experience so much joy and pleasure watching them grow and flourish, tending to each plant with love and care. The diversity and beauty in God’s creation is fascinating and I see so clearly in nature his own majesty. It’s especially uplifting to bring that beauty indoors. All our plants bring a great peace to our space and I love them for that. This weekend I’m headed to a plant sale/swap and it’s very likely I’ll bring a new beauty back with me. I can’t resist.
The tiniest bit of proof that the house is coming along. Also, shorts weather is magical.
I’ve been particularly inspired by the house lately, which is good since I’m not able to get out much. This week is filled with sun and more sun, and I’m so glad. Watching the light dance and linger throughout the house is calming to me. Where it goes, I follow.