Dream home

I have been close enough to being homeless that I never take a roof over my head for granted. Never. Ever. On walks, I instinctively look for the place I would bed down if needed. And whenever the weather is particularly inclement I repeat, like a prayer/chant/mantra–I am glad I have a home. My first two children, who were almost homeless with me, grew up hearing these words. And I would imagine it is something that remains firmly ingrained.

My current apartment is lovely. Good bones, both physically and psychologically. I am grateful I landed here before the pandemic. And also grateful that I have the money to pay rent.

However, this unit is missing a few things that are on my wish list for forever home. A bath tub, for nights like tonight that are not just cold, but bone chillingly damp. A hot bath, good book and a glass of wine are all I need to set the world right sometimes.

A fireplace. That smell, that crackle, and once again, that warmth.

Laundry room. Not even necessarily a room, but someplace other than an earthen floored basement down a rickety staircase.

Fenced in yard. I love walking Kumo but then again, sometimes it would be nice to open a door and simply tell him to go. It is supposed to get down to ten degrees tonight, and the wind is howling. This is the sort of scenario I have in mind. And Kumo? He would love to have some grass to lie in, come spring and summer.

A garden. I so miss growing things. And the incredible meditation that is watering–never a chore, always a damp pleasure.

And now–true pie in the sky. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a studio just outside my door; to be accessed at all times of the day.

To conclude? Shoot the moon. A partner, to share this all with.

A girl can dream 🙂

xo

4 responses to “Dream home

  1. Linnea! It will happen for you. I have very similar dreams. I’m in the process of making it all happen. Plans aren’t going as fast as I’d like, but, I found my person without even looking. And one day in the future, Laynie and I will have the house and family life of our dreams. You and Jump will too! ❤

    • Linnea! It will happen for you. I have very similar dreams. I’m in the process of making it all happen. Plans aren’t going as fast as I’d like, but, I found my person without even looking. And one day in the future, Laynie and I will have the house and family life of our dreams. You and Kumo will too! ❤

  2. Lovely 🙂

    On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 7:06 PM life and breath: outliving lung cancer wrote:

    > linnea11 posted: ” I have been close enough to being homeless that I never > take a roof over my head for granted. Never. Ever. On walks, I > instinctively look for the place I would bed down if needed. And whenever > the weather is particularly inclement I repeat, like a pray” >

  3. It will happen Linnea, won’t it? And, of course you know you’re always welcome here!❤️✊🏽

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