Sunday 29 September 2013

A cabin in the woods

It's the very last day of Blogtember. What a fun challenge, I thoroughly enjoyed it!
I skipped two days (the creative writing challenge and the facebook one), but I'm still pretty proud.
It was actually way harder than I thought it would be - everyday life is such a demanding biatch, with no understanding for one's blogging needs. So it's mixed feelings today: I'm partly sad that it's over, but also relieved. Feels a bit like the last day of school.

The best thing about this month? Meeting so many new bloggy friends! I'm always excited to find fun new blogs, and I found plenty through this challenge. So thank you Jenni!

Okay, let's get cracking. Here is today's prompt:
Share a photo of something old. Maybe something that has personal history for you, that was passed down to you, and that has special meaning to you. Tell us about it and why it's special.

I had several ideas. First, I wanted to share a photo of Richard, my husband. He's old (I'm saying this in a loving way, but facts are facts), and he's the dearest and best part of my life.
Then I took a few photos of children's books (Pippi Longstocking, Ronia Robbersdaughter, Jim Button) that I have loved and treasured ever since I was young.
I also considered a little teddy bear that a friend made for me when I passed my driver's test and that was riding with me for many years in various cars.

But, for whatever reason, I wasn't really feeling any of them. So I stepped away from my computer, watched a couple episodes of The Big Bang Theory, until I felt more inspired. Thanks Sheldon Cooper and Penny! Can I get a 'Soft Kitty'?
I can't find the source for this image - it's all google's fault. What don't you understand about "wood cabin by stream"?
Yup, this is what I came up with. More of a sentiment than an actual object.
These kinda cards have been secret obsessions of mine since the time I still believed in Santa. Looking at them always makes me wish for my own cabin in the woods by a stream, and a simpler life.

When you want something in life, you are supposed to visualize it, picture yourself having and doing it. These cards are my mini vision boards. I would like to live even more in nature than we do now. Somewhere where you sit on your front porch, and see deer in the distance. Where you hear wolves howl in in the distance (a long distance please) at night. Where you can take the horses for a little ride in the evening without having to load them in the trailer first.

I'm a bit of a Christmas Grinch, mainly because I dislike the commercialism around it. But these pictures? They make me dream of a white Christmas, with a roaring fire, family and friends gathered around the table, and the child-like joy of believing in miracles again.

Peace out Blogtember! It was a blast.



  1. Growing up in Southern California I always dreamed of a white Christmas and after experiencing my first real true one last year it is something I wish for everyone. I felt like I was inside one of those cards!

    1. It truly is a winter wonderland, isn't it. I love snow, especially around Christmas time!

  2. Your bloggingwas excellent! I enjoyed it very much! And your advice/opinions! Many happy trails to you! I can't wait to get back to my family in Alberta after seeing those pics! I choose snow...I don't need to go anywhere when it's 30 below anyways, and it will definitely cut my smoking down to about 5 a day...I wish you the best!

    1. Thanks Fran! I wish you all the best, lots of happiness, and that you find peace back home. Snow isn't all that bad ;-)

  3. I completely understand your desire to live in a place even "more in nature". I live in a small mountain community more than two hours away from any major city, but it still isn't remote enough to me. Instead walking or driving four miles to the nearest lake for a swim I would love to be able to just talk out my front door and hop in the cold lake similar to the way it was when I was a kid. I am fortunate enough that when winter rolls in there are abandoned train tracks right across from my place, so I can take off on a lovely path for a ski sojourn.

  4. Aww! I share your theory of visualizing what you want. One day you'll have your cabin in the woods!

  5. I love those pictures. I've seen images very similar to that, but never quite visualized what it would be like to actually live in that particular environment. More and more lately though, I want nothing more than to live in nature. These pictures warmed my heart this morning. :)


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