Taking time to Enjoy “It”!

mailbox

What is Your “It”?

and are you taking time to enjoy it?

This is my “it”….”it” happens at “409”….and yes of course I painted my mailbox!  I’m truly amazed that I’ve been able to slow down and enjoy being still a little more since we moved from a Court to a Road 6 months ago.  Of course I still  have my “so overwhelmed I’m gonna freak out moments”, but they are sandwiched in between some amazing “stop and smell the flowers” moments.  Honestly, I rarely did this until now.  I’m sure I really missed out on some great moments by being so out of balance for so long.

sunroom

This is by far our favorite room in the house!  It feels like a tree house on top of the world.  I’m sitting in the chair on the right at this exact moment watching birds darting about, goats grazing and listing to the bray of donkeys off in the distance.  It gives me a reason just to sit.

grayonporch

This is my sweet boy #2….gazing at our sweet neighbor riding her horse at sunset.  We sat on the front porch together and talked about front porches.  He probably was thinking I’m just some super dorky mom, but he listened as I explained that a front porch was a very important cultural institution in American history. According to Wikipedia, porch sitting was once considered a status symbol.  Sadly electronics have brought us all inside.  I don’t think people sit on there porches the way they used to.  It definitely is not the social gathering place of long ago.

wineonporch

I’ve never had a front porch before in any home or rental I have ever lived in.  I have always wanted one!  I have not decorated or even placed any flowers on this one yet.  All we have is two comfortable chairs and a table in between.  Really, that is all I need.  A comfortable chair and a table to set my glass on!  I can even enjoy it with out wiping off the pollen!  Because my ‘It” is to just sit still and enjoy and not worry about the fact the table is dirty, and the area is not perfectly decorated.

ashersunroom

Here is the little guy who sits with me most!

So, what about you?  Are you taking time to enjoy your “It”?

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2 Comments on Taking time to Enjoy “It”!

  1. Susan
    May 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm (4 years ago)

    MJ,

    It warms my heart to see you and your family enjoying your new home. Wanted to share my “it”….sitting under our apple tree feeding my hens and rooster at my feet. Hope all is well thanks for sharing your special times.
    Susan

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  2. thefolia
    May 29, 2014 at 1:53 am (4 years ago)

    Mine would be in my garden…one day I hope to get a patch of land and sit in MY garden. In the meantime, I will keep dreaming. Happy Nesting.

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