The Constancy of Change

One thing we can always count on: change.  I am always aware that I am hoping for good change.  Life can bring about slow change or quick change, bitter change or sweet change.  Thankfully, I think most days for many of us are filled with subtle, pleasant day-to-day life changes of things like new clothes or furniture, decluttering to make room again, seeing old buildings come down or get revitalized, trying a different restaurant, slowly aging, and so on.

I mentioned getting a new (to me) baker’s rack for our dining room, and when I say “our,” it usually means with Jason, at his home.  We spend a lot of time cooking together or playing music.  My apartment is tiny and is only a transitional spot for me right now.  I have been in transition since the day I walked away from my old house where my children grew up.  My children are all grown now.  The youngest are learning to make their own way.  I am divorced and healing from abuse and adoring the friendship and love of someone who makes me laugh every day.  So, yeah, I have reached a point where I am okay with dragging home one of my “finds” to Jason’s to organize a few things.

It is change.

When I took this picture I did not hide anything or try to make anything look perfect. I find that I am not really great at making everything look like a magazine. I always have a dash of utility thrown in. Actually the bottom shelf of this rack houses a huge bottle of vinegar and some kitty supplies. The framed Marilyn nearby is an extra from the shop that is just hanging around right now. She is waiting for change as well. I love a mix of the deliberate staging of decorative things and LIFE.

What better place for this framed kitty in a pot than behind a large stock pot?
We love hot sauce. My recently purchased ornament hangs from one corner of the shelf.
The framed rooster print is a recent gift.
I find that between the two of us, kitties and cats are everywhere. One goal this year is to work through my Somerset Studio magazines and actually do some things described within the pages!

We have had a sad change of late. A very sweet, very friendly neighborhood cat has had to be euthanized due to mast cell disease. Pouncy loved being outside, and especially loved sitting on cars or trucks in the ‘hood. Pouncy was pretty high up in the Meowfia around here, and there is a vacuum of a power struggle as the neighborhood cats try and put someone else in power. For sure, Amelia and Mars will miss Pouncy, though Amelia and Mars were only allowed to view Pouncy from the windows of their own indoor abode. Ahhhh, the limitations of being an indoor cat.

Enjoy this day,
Lynn

6 thoughts on “The Constancy of Change”

  1. Hi Lynn! I knew getting married was change…and then having children…but that seemed so natural. Now, having the children grown….I find this change harder to take! Maybe it is because I know I am older..ha! I am happy to see you happy! andrea xo

    1. Andrea, I totally agree about marriage and children. It was changed I adored and embraced!! You are young! So vibrant! Thank you. I am working on an article that will explain much of what is in my heart and mind. xo Lynn 🙂

  2. Dear Lynn,

    Life certainly does have a way of getting us out of our comfort zone, doesn’t it? I’m praying for a very blessed and happy year for you and your family.

    Love,

    Marqueta

    1. Dear Marqueta, yes it does! I am glad you continue to pursue your herbal and edible wilds studying! You are doing a fabulous job! Love, Lynn ps – Same prayerful wishes for your near year as well!

  3. Dear Lynn,
    Just dropped by for the first time in a while, and caught up with a few posts. I love your bakers rack, and especially admire the drawers, and the way you have utilized the shelves for display and storage! And, not only is your man Jason very good looking, but he is some swell guy to go with the fairy lights adorning your new purchase! Delighted to see you enjoying so much of life, and sorry about Pouncy. That is a fine name for a cat, and I hope there will be another Pouncy in the cosmic future. Do take care, and cheers to a good 2017!

    1. Hi, Pam! So good to hear from you! I am loving the baker’s rack. So nice that my sweetie loves lights as well. Thanks for the words of encouragement. I have come a long way. Cheers to you as well! Happy 2017! xoxo Lynn

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