Friday, April 25, 2014

New Life Phase One

I can finally sit down and write after being buried in boxes for weeks. Still have some left to unpack but the house is finally set up. The lodge has come together nicely. Decorating it has been a blast. My over the top Victorian furniture fits right in with the huge logs that frame the walls. I call the homes style, lux gothic lodge with a little Game of Thrones thrown in. The living room is a prime example of the look. 

My Victorian parlor chairs look quite at home in the master bedroom.

The dining room is almost as over the top in the lodge as it was in the Victorian. Just need to add my 1880's chandelier to finish it off. 

The inside isn’t the only thing getting a new look. My SIL’s house warming gift looks great on the pool house. It’s temple bell sound reverberates down the hill all the way to my neighbors a few acres away. I love that it’s made from recycled metal parts.

Life in the country is good. From picking up fresh produce at the farmers open market, to hearing the neighbors sheep baa in the distance, to the planetarium-like star filled sky at night, to the amazing sunsets that blaze across the Rouge River valley. It‘s everything I hoped for and more.   

I’m still running a bit on city time and need to learn to slow down. But I’m sleeping better than I ever did in the city. No more helicopters buzzing or sirens blaring at all hours. Amazing what a little peace and quiet can do. I look forward to writing up a storm in my new office. I’m sure the beauty of the countryside will be a big influence on my writing. I can’t wait to see where my new life journey leads me!