Making the most of where you live is something I’ve never had trouble doing—maybe it’s the Nester in me (or the optimist). I have enjoyed each and every place I’ve lived, but this became especially true once I was able to do what I wanted in the way of decorating. My first apartment was a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom place on Alamitos Bay in Long Beach. I shared the apartment with 3 other girlfriends who happen to work at Disneyland with me. This only whetted my appetite for decorating my living space.
I soon moved into a 1 bedroom place on my own—it’s an only child thing. One of my best friends, Linda, shared my love of creating a comfortable living space and we used to shop weekly for decorative accessories and items that might make a future first kitchen as a married lady (trousseau).
I must have been a child bride!
Having lived in my current house these past 28 years (which have flown by) I marvel that I can still think of things I’d like to do to the house but most importantly, I still love where we live.
Part of the reason I’m happy here is the neighborhood itself. For a tract of houses the surrounding area has lots of rural charm. There are plenty of sidewalks to exercise on (walk or jog) and bike trails but there are also some walking trails—Madison, our terrier mix, loves this route best.
We have fun getting our exercise in this community and I’m thankful I can make time stop to smell the great outdoors once in awhile.
I hope your life allows you time to get out and walk around the neighborhood, smell the roses or sage brush, as the case may be. What do you like about where you live?
Linda Wilson said:
Karen, Tell us what your secret is in keeping that pot of 37 yrs. so beautiful. Your meticulous care,I’m sure! Linda
Aren’t you kind to think my Le Creuset pan could possibly look that good after 37 years—sadly, mine is too worn for a photo op. That was a picture taken off the Williams Sonoma site. I only wish mine still looked that good, but it’s seen some great soups and stews and so I forgive it for its worn look. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by for a visit, it tickles me to have my friends read my ramblings.