I'll admit it. I'm in a funk.
Much of it has been the uggg-yness of winter. Coldness and darkness does not feed my creative soul. I've been having computer problems, which as kept me from uploading photos and describing to you the few projects I've been working on.
I feel a new day dawning ... the trees have beautiful, hopeful buds; the sun is shining more than it's hiding, and I'm starting to feel the desire to create! Just yesterday, I finished up a great tunic dress for my daughter, and I can't wait to share it with you.
The one funk I am having trouble getting over is home-related, and I hope someone can help. As I've written before, I have a lovely old home in a beautiful historic neighborhood. It is great in so many ways, and was a labor of love to bring it to this point. But I really, really want a backyard ... a little bit more space than we have right now (which is just minus postage-stamp sized).
We love our neighborhood, so if we want to stay here yet have a larger yard, it means a serious step up in house and lot size. And there aren't that many of them, frankly. We made a bid on a great property two and a half years ago, and we lost out. And frankly, times are different (and tighter) than they were back then, so that same type of property isn't possible for us now.
Of course, it hasn't kept me from looking, planning, and pining. And there is one house I want so badly I can taste it.
My question to you: How can I help myself find satisfaction in the home I have now? My life is good, and I realize that, but I feel love love or creativity to my home, because I'm so wistfully in love with others.
There was a great blog post and comments on this topic a few months ago, and I would love to re-read it, but I can't for the life of me remember what blog it was on. Anyone remember?