Sunday Writing Prompt #242 “The House as Self”

I took a few more shots this morning because I wanted to include some recent additions.


There is wood in the chest. We bought the chest 2nd hand, very cheap so it wasn’t in great shape (the top wasn’t otherwise good). It is a dowry chest. The fire poker my husband made at his first blacksmithing class. We almost never have a fire because we suck at lighting them and because we don’t use it often the chimney is wet and it makes it  too smoky. The plant there is our longest lived plant not in great shape but alive. We are where plants come to die.


We also bought a new sofa to replace the one we had previously which was 15 years old. I write with my lap top while sitting on the sofa. No we don’t have throw pillows but we do have snuggly blankets. Our decorative items are usually one the window sills because we don’t have anywhere else really to put them lol Isadora made the little pink angel. The plant that looks like a stick is my desert rose (it becomes leafless in the winter). I grew it from a seed and boy was I surprised that it grew at all, much less that it has lasted a year.


Hubbie sits here usually. First time we have ever owned a foot stool. Our coffee table is one of our most hated pieces of furniture lol We hope to shop a new one, probably second hand at some point.


A kitchen cabinet and part of our new induction stove. Our old stove was from the 80s and the glass in door was letting out cold air and it was starting to melt around one of the burners that ran too hot so it was time!


Cleaning closet probably one of the best, cheap organization tips I have found for cleaning supplies.




Blog Challenge 14 Lottery


Since this is hypothetical I am going to assume that I am winning a very big cash prize!

1. Buy a house! We live in a very cramped apartment right now (60 square meters). In my dream home my husband would have a wood-working shop complete with tools and lumber. I would have a yoga studio. The house would be decorated with furniture my husband made and with our art (like our apartment in Asheville where we made almost everything). The kitchen would be spacious and have plenty of storage since we cook a lot. And since I have a daughter, who will become a teenager eventually, I feel certain that we would need two bathrooms haha

2. Give back. My husband and I have discussed how we’d like to give money to our families (as soon as we our able to with or without winning the lottery). Right now my mom is in a bad financial situation she has significant health problems but gave up her health insurance in order to afford the cost of living and my step dad’s medical costs. She keeps putting off a very necessary eye surgery and is working 12 hours a day at a job that is not able to pay her consistently. So I am very worried. Aside from family and friends I think my husband would like to start a project with energy conservation and quite possibly other charity work.

3. Travel. My husband I have never been on our honeymoon unless you count camping for the night in the woods (my mom’s dogs stayed with us every second they were so worried for us they practically slept on top of the tent lol). I really want to go to Bhutan. I would also like to go to a yoga retreat

4. Clothes everyone has a few necessary items like my husband never buys himself shoes and I never buy bras and well my daughter is 5 so she is constantly growing. After the essentials I would do some fun shopping with Isadora. Sam (husband) not so much for clothes he’d probably buy knives for cooking or tools. I would buy books and art supplies too. I love book shopping!

5. Go to the Cirque Du Soleil, planetarium, the ballet, the zoo, the opera, try zip-lining, see a TED talk in real life just a bunch of random fun stuff that doesn’t fit the normal budget lol

I think that is really all