Thursday, November 4, 2010

Making a Home

We have been in our current apartment for just over 6 months. When we moved in here it was to be a quick stay, but one thing led to the next and it looks as though we will be here for a while. Unfortunately we didn't really make this place a home, not really, and the result is that none of us feel truly comfortable here. The last place that felt like home was here and we haven't lived there for a year and a half.

So we have decided to change that. We need to nest because we are here and it is unclear when we will finally get home to Montana and buy a home of our very own. Since we have a really good thing going here in Wyoming (family, fulfilling work, opportunities for personal growth) we need to feel like we have a home.

Cordelia in her room

Eric and I have begun to nest, finally, and our place is starting to look a little more like home in little corners, bits and pieces. Objects are finding their homes, comfortable and creative areas are beginning to develop. I hope to soon give you a tour of the finished effort, well as finished as it will ever be as these things are more perpetual than anything---growing and changing with life, season, etc.

Susan the Elder
No home is complete without Susan the Elder

What makes your home a home?


Momma CupKate said...

I was an apartment manager for years (family housing) and it took me 18 months to begin to decorate and homify. Now, we've been in our present house for less than 4 months and I'm acting as though we'll be here for years because we just don't know. Sonny-bunny has had so much turmoil for the last 6 months that he Needs roots, and I'm happy to comply!

AKM said...

Jackie-Cat. After all, according to Pam Brown, "One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home." I'm not sure that truer words have ever been spoken.

elizabeth said...

i understand about needing to feel settled and at home . . . i'm getting there, too. :)

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