Sneak Peek: New Spaces

Posted by jael on Sep 5, 2011 in Spiritual Journey |

Beloved Soujourners, I invite you on a tour of this new space.

Thanks to all who wrote to berate me and/or inquire why there were no bh updates.

The Husband and I dove into the boxes for the next round of, “What’s Been Lost, Broken, Stolen or Damaged?”

The bare walls began to blister esteem like too small shoes.

As with every home project, things looked like TJ Max after a clearance sale before order was restored.

Not a big fan of mess, I cycled between
frantic wiping,
and futile vacuum maneuvers,
all very rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic
as I paced around
and went up the stairs,
and down the stairs,
and up the stairs,
and down the stairs
more times than my
calves could count.

In an effort to embrace the vibrant colors of our hone, embrace this season of change and expand our comfort outside our comfort zones, we challenged each other and the kids to invent new ways to use what we had and use space.

Extra credit was given if
the design was totally novel,
volatile creative intuition,
and new room or floor placement
of household item.

The Oldest Girl won,
she saw new possibilities
through fresh eyeballs
and germinated creativity in others
as she encouraged weary parents.

The rule that house and computer projects ALWAYS take longer than estimated, it was more grunt work than inspiration for the parents toward the end.

Here then is a Sneak Peek at our gladiolus garden:

This wall in our bright yellow kitchen publishes the truth.

Children truly are the message we send to the future.







Initially, I thought I would post more,
but I am zonked,
and crispy zonkers.

We still await judges decision of who won, Team Meade or another round to the Boxes.

I promise more love and a better tour tomorrow!
_Aren’t you glad there’s no price for admission?_


What this lacks in length it sends in love extensions.


Pink, waist-length, love extentions with feathers!


Well I heard there was a secret chord 
That David played, and it pleased the Lord 
But you don’t really care for music, do ya? 
Well it goes like this 
The fourth, the fifth 
The minor fall and the major lift 
The baffled king composing Hallelujah 


1 Comment

Sep 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Oh, goody, can’t wait for more glimpses into your new space, particularly with some design direction from oldest girl. 🙂
I’d love to hear how your four messages to the future are adjusting to new schools and new friends. Wishes for a week full of blessed ordinary and extraordinary moments both.



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