Most days, in this little gem of a seaside cottage, I get a reminder of why I miss my old house. Some of these reminders are/but are not limited to:
1. The previous residents, and I don't mean the human ones. Their visits have slacked off since the summer, but every now and then I will find a critter in my house that makes me want catch the next bus back to Richmond. Since we sold our house, I just sulk about it and call my bug man instead. Fortunately, my bug man takes his job very seriously.
2. My closet. To retrieve shoes from my closet I have to become a contortionist. Therefor, I wear the same two pairs all the time. Every time I think to myself "hey, those black ballet flats would be cute" and begin the process of trying to reach the very back of the closet to find them, it ends in disappointment. Never fails, I only ever find one shoe to the pair.
3. The Attic. I made a vow after the first time I visited our attic that I was never going up there again. Over the last 7 months I have made the journey a total of three times (this could be due to the fact that I was pregnant some of those months). The last time, I noticed that there is a headless baby doll that lives up there. This only increased my dislike for this space. However, my desire for Christmas decorations overruled my vow and I have found myself up there several times this month. Here is what I have learned about our attic: I could loose my life entering or exiting our attic very easily. The "stairs" are quiet possibly the steepest stairs in the world. I'm not sure if I should treat them like stairs or a ladder. One day, I am going to fall and it will be the end. If I get lucky and my neck stays in tact, a head injury will be unavoidable. Even if I don't succumb to a fall on the stairs, I'm pretty sure that headless baby doll is coming after me!
Here is my magical little Maggie that I promised.
Grace and Peace
On a side note, what do you think of what I did to the kitchen chairs? I needed a change (Grandma, I think I was channeling Rosie's).
Wow, this post post is kind of all over the place.