Today I traveled to West Milton, Ohio to pick up a sign I had commissioned Nancy, from The Black Crow Creations, to make. As I walked past the shops in the quaint town, I pondered the week's events and attempted to push the "cobwebs" from my mind. That's my term for those thoughts that do little besides clog my thinking and block my creativity. I wish I knew how to stop the mind-clogging from happening, but the walk was good, the weather was sunny and warm, and I succeeded in clearing my mind.
This week has been a rather sad one. Yesterday I learned the former owner of this, my old country home, had died. She loved this home and lived here for 62 years, but it had become more than she could handle. When my spouse and I met her after we had signed the contract to purchase this house, we instantly became friends. She said she was happy and relieved that someone who loved the house was going to be living here and caring for it. I wish I knew why we sometimes have to leave the things we love.
To add to the week's sadness, one of my long-time friendships seems to now be in question. For over 15 years, my friend and I ignored the "elephant in the room", when it came to politics. We couldn't be further apart in our choices, beliefs, or opinions in that realm. Since we otherwise have much in common, we simply steered from that topic when we visited. We felt we were kindred spirits in many other ways, so we told ourselves we would "agree to disagree". At some point this week, that stopped working. I wish I knew how to be true to myself and my belief system, without jeopardizing a friendship.
The AMERICA sign was painted by Nancy, at Black Crow Creations.
It's exactly what I wanted for that space. This is the back of my cabin.
This is one side of my cabin. I found the shutters, window, and chair at a vintage show in
Circleville, Ohio a few weeks ago. The setting will be complete as soon as I find my watering can.