Tuesday, 23 November 2010

home sweet home?

( image via here
now occupying a small part on my living- room wall)

I guess we all know how important a feeling of belonging is;
well, to me 'home' is something that defines me - it goes hand in hand with 'life' and 'family'.
I can't imagine not having a 'homey' home. Do you know what I mean?
A safe place, a space where you can be yourself, you can do what you like or do absolutely nothing at all and still be content; a place that feels like an old, worn out sweater that warms you to your heart and soul...
I was thinking about this over the weekend when I felt like I'd lost my feeling of belonging.
Little one and I were five hundred kilometres away from home, at a place we now call 'home', without daddy.
Yes, we planted our bulbs and yes, we did lots of crafts, but still it was not the same as last year. Something was missing; this special magic dust that turns a house into a real cosy home was only partially here. And the funny thing is that when I go back home I feel more or less the same - problably because I'm always on the run to see everyone and do everything.
I'm really looking forward to the 23rd of December when the school holidays begin. I want to go home, put up the Christmas tree, light some candles, make myself a hot cup of chocolate and feel the warmth around me.
I was offline the past three days due to technical problems, so if I owe you an e-mail or a visit, I'm on my way. I only very quickly checked my mail at work yesterday.
Take care!


Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

Thinking of you...
And LOVE this image :)

Jill said...

What a lovely, thoughtful post.

Home for me is still my parent's home, where I grew up. It's funny how even though my parents are both no longer with us, I know longer live in that part of the country, and the house now belongs to another family, it still feels like the happiest, cosiest, warmest, safest place to me.

I know, I really need to get my skates on and get myself a proper home for me and my family, somewhere for Violet to feel all those emotions too.

Take care
Jill x

marigold jam said...

Sorry you are feeling a little homesick. Home is wherever and whatever you make it - you will have a home where you are soon I am sure. Take care.

Jane x

Rebekka Seale said...

I love the picture...and this is just really sweet.


Anonymous said...

it's a lovely picture. i hope the next 4 weeks fly by for you so you can be home with your loved ones too. xoxo

Cassie said...

It must be awful feeling this way Yiota and I cannot even begin to imagine how terrible it is to not be living with your husband and with such distance between you. It is therefore completely understandable that you feel this way about home. I hope Christmas holidays bring your sense of home back and allow you to relax and feel comfortable.

Mug said...

Well said, Yiota! I love your thoughts!

MyStory of HiStory said...

So glad you get to go home for the holidays. Hope the time between now & then passes quickly for you. Sweet post.

The Little List said...

Hi, Yiota. I'm so sorry it's taken me a couple of days to answer the question you posted. Yes, {inhabit} is a weekly meme that begins on Friday morning. You can add your comment/link any time during the weekend. I close the comments on Monday morning. We'd love to have you jump in!

Feline said...

Absolutely ... I was living in another place for 3 months and was totally miserable though I tried ever so hard to make it a home. Am absolutely glad to be HOME again in my eyrie in the sky.

MyStory of HiStory said...

Hi Yiota. Not sure if you celebrate Thanksgiving there....but that's what we're doing today (giving thanks :) - so I thought to stop back in & wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Relyn said...

Here it is Thanksgiving Day in the States and we are all piled up watching the parade. So, I have the perfect time to drop by and visit friends. I wanted to tell you that one the things I am thankful for today is blogging and the way it has made my world so much bigger. Thank you for the friendship, the wisdom, and the inspiration I have found here.