In keeping with my theme of positivity and whine-free-ness this week, I’m talking about things that I am grateful for, thankful for and otherwise counting my lucky stars for this year. I think, perhaps, with what the economy has done this year, I am particularly grateful for this house that is standing around me as I sit, comfortable in temperature and seating, writing this very post.
If this wasn’t a post about positivity and gratefulness, I’d be the first to list off every last thing that is wrong with our house. It would be a post that would take days to write because, as a perfectionist, I find fault at every last turn. Instead, I shall tell you some things that I adore about our house.
We have a red wall in our bedroom. I always wanted a red wall but neve got one because it wasn’t “my house” and something about living by their rules and, well, you know the drill. I think it’s gorgeous. I also love that we can decorate the half wall with the centerpiece from our Christmas-time wedding when the holidays roll around. It is as if it was made solely for that purpose. I love that the boys have a playroom even if I can still hear that very loud ambulance when I’m on the opposite side of the house.
I love our storage room and the fact that I am currently hiding Christmas presents in there (but recognize that won’t always get to be the case). I love our yard and how it’s just big enough for a playhouse, our slide and other toys. I love our apple tree and the pink blossoms it gives me every year for my birthday. I love our kitchen and the fact that I can make my family good meals within it. I love the refrigerator with all of the letter magnets and school projects and pictures and newspaper clippings and so on. I love our new programmable thermostat that FireDad lovingly installed to save us a little money. And I love the fact that we have heat (and air) so that we may live comfortably whatever the season.
I love that this is our home. I love that we have made it more than just a house. I love that we are improving on things in our own time, on our own watch. I love our house, our home. I am thankful for it and I celebrate it today.
Life is good in this house.