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Home and City

At home, I'm loving the little things that add beauty to my surroundings...candles, flowers, and order.  I had a case of house envy after taking Trent to a playdate the other day.  The friend's house looked like something out of a magazine- so stylish, and immaculatey clean.  I felt better though, after re-focusing my thoughts on things in my house that I could control. 

Out and about, I'm loving city life, playing tourist with my family (those are my parents, above), and the feeling of hope I felt when I saw these crowds downtown, peacefully standing up for justice. 

It was a festive atmosphere, almost like a party.  There were also hundreds of police officers, which simultaneously felt weird but safe.  They were just watching.  I respect what the crowds were protesting, but I also remember when a few troublemakers managed to turn this area of the city into a very dangerous place.

Here is my daughter and my cousin.  It was so fun to get to see family yesterday. 

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Reader Comments (4)

house envy is tough. i had a case of it last week when my good neighbor moved away to a nicer neighborhood. we were talking about the protesting yesterday. i get what they are standing for - let's hope it makes a difference.

October 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

A quiet trip. Sounds nice. House envy happens, especially when the house is immaculate. But I have to tell you that (even though I shouldn't speak = since the nest emptied and I am far more interested in what I'm doing than in spending time cleaning) there is only so much time time and energy, and the quality of life has far more to do with the relationships you are blessed to have and required to nurture than having a fashionable house that has no evidence of robust life going on inside of it.

So do not envy, little daughter. Rejoice instead. If you could see the love that laces your home, if it could be perceived by the eyes, your house would shine like a jewel.

October 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK

What K said!

Gosh, Grace looks so grown up.

October 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Thank you Kristen, Sarah, and Denise...I love to read your comments.

October 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterDawn

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