Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday theme: Home

When I think of my house, I think of home. I feel lucky to have it to live in. It is comfortable, has bookshelves, a kitchen I like to cook in, a backyard that borders on woods, for the cats.

My house has a mortgage, which makes me uneasy. It makes me wonder about ownership in general.

When I think about my true home, in the sense of belonging, I think of the place I lived in when I was in high school, not necessarily the house that I lived in, but the town itself.


Anonymous said...

It is beautiful, very peaceful looking, and the woodlands make it all the more valuable.

mortgages are a pain it's true, but so is a landlord sometimes, so it's a toss up, isn't it? When you get a good landlord you can stay put for awhile, and with mortgages, we can choose to buy small less pricey homes.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

your home looks and sounds as if it's a lovely for humans and cats!!

what's that old saying 'home is where the heart is' - perhaps it's a little trite, but I find it very true.

I would love to visit you at your home and have you visit me at mine...there's lots of great music the cleveland area - and some wonderful places for music study (thinking of L & her interest!!)...oberlin, the cleveland institute of music, and so on!)

tut-tut said...


What a nice idea!


Squirrel said...

I like the stonework on the front of the house, and I'm a sucker for ivy, too. I once dreamed of living in a house completely covered in ivy, so it looked more like a large shaggy green hill than a boxy house.

Coffee Messiah said...

Hey, I'm sorry I did not realize you participated and am late getting here.

Your home and its border look and sound very nice indeed.

And a mortgage is daunting, when you get down to it.

Ash said...

No place like home!

Janelle said...

i am a new girl on the block and found you via The Gold your site...but wanted to say there are not many people who live in the first world who are thankful about their house slash home...what a refreshing read! new jersey looks groovy. never been anywhere near the States...only what i see in films...nevertheless THANKS! will definately be back for more...xx bisousxx janelle in tanzania

Linda said...

I really like your house. I worry about mortgages too and the fact that the bank could take our home if things didn't go well.

Gledwood said...

there ain't no place like home and that's the truth!!

angela said...

I like the stonework very much and like you worry about mortgages and security generally.
Apart from my home I always think of my mother's house as home even though I've never lived there..