After work Monday morning and a little play date for Barbie, I opted to sacrifice my very good hair day, roll down my windows, open my sunroof, and drive around for a bit. It was so gorgeous that it seemed necessary.
I wanted to take a photo of my favorite house in the world to send to Ellie. I fell in love with this house when I was seventeen and it is still my dream house of all dream houses--and I have dreamed about many houses. To the people inside, I am likely little more than a passing there's that weird guy with the big hair looking at our house again. Is it me or is he fatter than last month?, and yet the house is braided into my soul.
I once drove by this house with a boyfriend and dreamily talked about how much I would love to live there with him. He said I hope you never expect me to get that for you. I took this to mean many more things than one. I waited a week to dump him so it wouldn't be obvious that I chose my house fantasy over him. He had some impressive physical qualities but none that could eclipse a lack of imagination.
|Maybe not this ambitious. It's for sale...|
|I have a soft spot for squatty 1960s colonials.|
|This beauty (who is not Barbie!) is up for adoptionJoan has so graciously shared |
Teddy's photo and story across her blog and
Instagram. He is included in her post along with American dogs
in need of a home. You can admire the cuteness and spread the word by going
You may have seen Heather's recent post that Teddy's shelter will not
permit an international adoption...
I can't imagine living in a seasonless climate. Maybe no climate is actually seasonless. Where I live, the changing seasons slap you in the face and wake you up. It can be invigorating and daunting. I think one of the most important Elliessons I've learned reading HSD is about ambition. I have often tried to suppress and ignore many of my ambitions because for so long they seemed to do nothing but get me into trouble, dynamite in my hands. Ellie, like spring, is ferociously ambitious. Proving to us time and time again that mental strength and stamina are forces stronger than doubt or circumstance, if you'll allow them to be.