This is a tough post to write and one I’ve put off for some time. But I’ve missed coming here to share. I’ve missed creating because I’ve discovered I really do love it.
This past year, my husband and I separated and divorced after 30 years of marriage. I won’t go in to the details, just know it was an extremely difficult year. And even though my children are older….still very, very difficult.
So, what does that mean for me? It meant saying goodbye to memories, a home I loved and “what could have been.” It meant searching for and purchasing a new home on my own for the first time ever. I am fortunate to be in a situation where I could, so no complaints—just weird and sometimes scary. Okay, I will share there were several panicked phone calls to my oldest daughter who for her 25 years was a constant source of comfort and support. All my children were and I mean it when I say they are the best part of what we shared all those years.
So, I’m in a new place and have been in “project mode.” I’ve painted and painted and tried to come of with storage solutions because this new home is definitely lacking in that department.
I purchased three, yes three of those baskets from IKEA to hide stuff. I have this weird ledge in my master and I came up with this brilliant idea, I would hide all the stuff and put the baskets up there. Well guess what? Those baskets are heavy with all the stuff and that ledge is HIGH. So here one of them sits. I will probably use one as a coffee table in our bonus room, if I ever get to it.
I’m pretty excited to have a front porch and have already spent a considerable amount of time here. I’ll be sharing my fall porch very soon! So hope you’ll stop in again!