A to Z Blog Challenge 2015 – House or Home

I recently sold my home on the fifth day it was listed. The closing will be in a couple of weeks. My plan was to purchase my dream home but there was not enough time to find the perfect home for me. I don’t want to settle for a house because I need one. I want to purchase one because I love it.

When I was out visiting houses I never saw one that spoke to me and made me fall in love. I came to the conclusion that now is not the time to spend that much money on something I will hate when I get up the next morning and be stuck hating it for the next five years or so.

So where am I going to live? I am moving into a beautiful apartment for now. I’m taking time off from having to cut grass, plant flowers, and treat weeds. Someone else is maintaining the yard I get to enjoy. I can call the maintenance man if there is a need and I don’t have to pay for it.

I’ve lived in homes for the last twenty years taking care of all of the homeowner duties. For the next year I’ll be on a break from that. I will focus on my passions.

Maybe by next year I’ll find my dream home or build it.

A to Z 2015 Blog Challenge – Green

I’m sitting at my desk in front of the window with my eyes open. I realized I wasn’t seeing what I was looking at.

Now that I am seeing, I see green everywhere. The grass, bushes, and trees. The tree and bushes in front of the window are filling up with new leaves. By the end of the week I won’t be able to see across the street. I opened the door to take it all in. Very refreshing.

I have more green grass now than I’ve had in the six years I’ve live here. My Iris’s usually don’t have blooms—just greenery. This year they are full of buds and blooms.

I have two Holly bushes that never lose their green leaves. They do produce white flowers that attract bees every year for a shot time. The bees are all over them now.

A beautiful red bird was an unexpected surprise that landed in my tree. I grabbed my camera to get a picture. He flew away but not far. He perched on my neighbor’s roof and I was able to get a photo. I got a photo of a Bumble Bee on the white flowers.

I relish God’s handiwork when he decorates the earth as the seasons change. He creates a masterpiece like no other.