How lovely it would be if I had just a few more walls, corners, and hiding places in my small little farmhouse. That's how I've felt most of the time in the last few years. That's why I have been asking that sweet building hubby of mine to close in our huge back porch. He says no. I'm still working on him. I'm thinking Florida Room with hot tub and we already have furniture to go out there. I'm also after him about getting rid of that money pit pool of ours. That's a whole different blog post though.
The furniture problem came about because hubby and I each lost a parent within a short time frame and each of them lived alone. The homes had to be cleaned out, cherished items picked through, and then the homes sold. Where do you think the cherished items that we couldn't part with went? What we chose to keep came to be loved and cherished in our home. Furniture included! Some large pieces. I know a lot of you have experienced this very thing.
My dad had beautiful pieces that he had made and a few other pieces that I cherish. Hubby's mom had a few pieces we kept and cherish. But furniture coming in as an addition makes things a little crowded. No, we aren't hoarders! I have plans for this stuff, I really do. I think they say that on the hoarder shows too though.
Fact is, if that son of ours would ever build his home on his little piece of land and move out (mixed feelings here about him moving out) and I could possibly redo his bedroom, I am thinking things might me perfect. Not perfect, but ok. We do plan to send a few pieces of furniture with him, including his bedroom suit. I know when he does build and move out I'll wish all of his things were still there including him. The extra space probably won't be as sweet as I'm thinking even though he'll be sitting in his own home in front of ours. I'm sure we'll see him when he runs low on food and laundry detergent. That's what I'm told.
Why is the above bothering me this morning? You know Lillie Mae! I'm already wondering where I'm going to put the big family Christmas tree this year. I know, it's just fall and our weather should be making a positive change real soon. But I can't help it. My little living room is over crowded with furniture and I am going to have to move a piece or two out for the tree. I think.