Pioneer Woman at Heart

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Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, July 27, 2012

My Possibilities Book ~ A Place of My Own

As I sat in my kitchen and looked out the window, I realized that the big barn will gone in the near future.  I'll no longer see it out my window when I am cooking, baking, washing dishes, canning and such.

I'm contemplating where I want to build a place of my own.  No kids allowed.  Kind of like a man has a "man cave."

Possibilities are a room in the new barn, screening in or building around the patio off my bedroom, and a wall tent.  There is the possibility of a trailer or camper or cabin too.

Very possibly, I could put in a cooking area as well.

I think I'll start a page in my "possibilities" book and start putting positive ideas into it.

In the meantime, I'll enjoy the view from the kitchen window, and possibly set my easy-up tent back up.   Shhh!  Don't tell the kids.


Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I love the idea of having 'a place to call your own'. Funny, though, when I mention that to my kids (all grown) and my husband (retired 2 1/2 yrs now) ...I get funny looks. Like a calf looking at a new gate. Do you get that?
The thing is--I NEED alone time. Because I don't get alone faith has weakened, my dreams are fading, and I'm numb to who I am. But it could be my age...and well, hormones. ;O

The last picture of your wall tent lit up at night...looks peaceful. Like I'd like to be there hidden in there somewhere!

BTW...I used to keep journals, now I blog. But you still keep a journal AND BLOG...and you have many, are they hard to keep up with? Will you be leaving them to your daughters?
I'm feeling inspired lately in so many areas. When I come here...I feel inspired to journal!

, have a great day today! Pat

simplicityinthemaking said...

I journal and blog as well. My journal has pictures of things I like, ideas and stories. I cut out things from magazines, newspapers and pictures off the internet. It keeps me calm and future goals ever present in my mind. I agree with a place of your own. With so many kids and grandkids around here all the time, I need that place. Mine is a hill by the woods on the farm where I sketch to relieve pressure, but little good in the rain or deep snow!

Nancy Jo said...

Yes time alone is very calming. You have a camper don't you? Well I would fix that all up and use that for my play house.
The barm will be missed I'm sure. love an old barn.
Nancy Jo

Kristina said...

Nancy Jo,
we borrow a pop-up camper from family, however it broke. The last person to borrow it was cranking it up and the cable snapped. I hope it's fixed soon. I'm fixin' for a getaway.

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