Monday, June 27, 2011

Gratitude Post...

Today I am grateful for:

 - Fresh veggies straight from my garden. Cucumberscucumberscucumbers!

- Incredibly long and soft puppy ears. Attached to a puppy that can sleep through the night without needing out.

 - The first UU Church service in Fayetteville where I have felt a true sense of community.

 - Too many projects. I am so grateful to feel overwhelmed with work. I don't know what I would do otherwise.

 - Somehow managing to disentangle myself from some of the doubts and anxiety swirling around me.

 - A potential start-up is brewing in my head. Exciting!

- The simple and aesthetically pleasing use of stone in this area. Houses, walls, retaining walls, everything is made of rock.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Beautiful and Tragic.

There is a beautiful little stone house down the street from me. It has been occupied by the same couple for the last fifty years. It is on a huge lot. It is beautiful, in an ugly duckling sort of way.

It is being torn down. Well, it is for sale for 495,000. Which is only feasible if you consider it is a commercial lot. So, it is being torn down.

Let me introduce you to one manifestation of my dream home...
1.24 Acres.
It sits on four lots, minimum. It has an old gravel drive leading up to the house.

It is entirely made of hand placed stone. The front porch has a stone floor. The front step is a giant slab of stone. The individual windows are ledged with stone.

If I build a stone house it is going to be in the will that you cannot tear it down and sell it as a commercial property.


Brewing sun tea. Green tea with grapefruit, to be exact.
Walking in creek beds with the puppies.
Smelling all the wild flowers along the pup's morning walk.
Watching fresh yogurt do it's thing in the sun.
Contemplating creative creations. 
Thinking about low-acid foods to help Jacob's heartburn.
Enjoying the sprinkler as it brings life to the garden.
Anticipating new potatoes.

**Format shamelessly stolen from SouleMama.**