Sunday, December 10, 2006
Our new home
"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.

Remember this - very little is needed to make a happy life."


It's been a busy week, but we're finally all moved in to our new home.

There is still a lot to do today.

I just took 15 minutes to step away from it all and relax. Life is so short. It doesn't hurt to take a moment to appreciate it. A moment to look at how far you've come and where you're heading.

I sat in my room and gazed out the window. The afternoon light is fading.I watched a little girl run down the driveway to pick up the newspaper and run back into the house laughing because she was still in her pajamas in public. I listened to the sound of my husband's voice as he sang along with "Soul to Squeeze" by Red Hot Chili peppers in the livingroom. I felt the warmth of the heat kicking in and streaming from the ceiling vents. I enjoyed the taste of coffee as I sipped it from my second hand shop mug.

We might not have much as far as finances right now (Okay, so we're poor...I'm not exaggerating on the starving artists description)

but we're happy. We have good friends, a good marriage, a good life. The housewarming party last night had been fun, our friends came with baskets filled with wine, tea, cookies and even a little portable stovetop. I'm so grateful for them, for everything.

**If you're reading this right now, take a moment to appreciate what you have. Life is fleeting and yes, this IS as good as it gets.**

My coffee cup is empty now. Time to get back to work.


Note: My old E-mail address no longer is working. My new E-mail is If anyone has sent me an E-mail recently, please forward it to the newest address because I can't access it.
posted by Clarity25 at 6:52 PM |


At December 11, 2006, Anonymous Ricky 

You really have a great way with words Clarity.. and the weirdest socks. ;-)

At December 12, 2006, Blogger Mike B 

Congratulations on the new home. Yes, the more you chase happiness, the less likely you are to find it. I like the socks, btw.

At December 12, 2006, Anonymous portia 

I had to read Tender is the Night as part of American Fiction during my English degree. I do love it. Apparently his wife in real life struggled with mental illness.

At December 12, 2006, Anonymous poopie-pie 

Yay new home! Boo being poor! Yay being together and happy anyway! Sent you an email -- you're lovely in every way.

At December 18, 2006, Blogger Sergio 

Hi there ! , you have a very nice blog !, I would like to use this pannasmontata template , but I dont know how to post big photos like you, could you please tell me how to do that ??.
Sorry for my english and thanks a lot!

At December 18, 2006, Anonymous Janet 

I'm glad you're loving the place. It was what you needed, to build a home like you had in Germany. And remember, in Germany, you weren't always financially well off, but you have love and that's priceless. Many of us look to find what you already have. Be grateful.

P.S. I have sent emails to your new email addy and I want to make sure you are getting them... can you send me back a reply? I'm goign to send you a virtual xmas card and i want to make sure you get it.

At July 05, 2011, Anonymous Randolph Coleson 

It is the simple, priceless things that make life very sweet. A new home (given that it is a big responsibility) is definitely a rewarding, thrilling experience. It is a testament to our achievements - it means that we're always ready to take our life in the direction that we want. Of course, the very thrill of moving in is also fun in its own!

At February 06, 2012, Anonymous Clorinda Altavilla 

It takes time to truly understand and appreciate the many blessings we already have, and that includes the home. Sometimes, we take our houses for granted, and we only realize the value of home when we miss its comforts.