My sister-in-law Jeanne has never been to our house because she is highly allergic to cats. We met for lunch last week and she was telling me that she loved seeing the photos of our house on the blog (usually the house is in the background and I am showcasing one of our furry mammals). I asked her if she’d like me to send her some pictures of our home and she said yes. I took a bunch last night and when I looked at the photo above, it reminded me of the inside of an Aladdin’s lamp. When I was a young girl, I loved the TV show, I Dream of Jeannie. The inside of her magic bottle was especially appealing with all of its pillows and soft places sit. I wanted a room like that so much…I think I finally have it.
Most of the furniture in our home is from some thrift store. With 6 cats, a big fuzzy dog, and 2 human beings, who are not very neat and tend to spill things on a regular basis, I need to have a house that I can live in and not worry about if something gets broken, spilled on, nails sharpened on, thrown up on, (by the animals, not us) and sometimes even a little worse than that. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I once heard a very wise statement, “Don’t cry over anything that cannot cry over you.” The comfort and happiness of the things with beating hearts always comes first.
Life is for living now; for using up fully, not stored away, over-protected, or worried about.
“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes….Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.” Anthony Robbins