Enjoying Home: A Photo Essay

Last weekend we were in the Bay Area on a whirlwind trip of look-see-buy: we needed a small 4×4 in a big way. We bought what we needed, along with clothes for school (ack!) and reams of Ikea ideas for another day.

I was exhausted in the way that hauling 3 kids everywhere solo is – snap, buckle, unbuckle, ‘GET IN NOW!’, snap, buckle, unbuckle, ‘DAMMIT!’, schlep, schlop, cry, wail, snap, buckle, unbuckle, ‘it’s okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, honey‘. Crumbs, smears, juice stick, stuck, boogers, diapers, wet pants, ‘NOOOOOOOO!’ – it’s never ending, constant, draining, sucking, drying, taking, fetching, unyielding, demanding, NEEDING.

I almost became one with my car seat as I slid down deep in it, unspeakably happy to be back. Home.

I enjoy our home, I enjoy this life here.

Enjoy. A Photo Essay.

enjoying the roses

enjoying the roses

enjoying the kids enjoying this space
enjoying the kids enjoying this space
YAY!
YAY!
enjoying the blossoms
enjoying the blossoms
and the big, fat bees
and the big, fat bees
enjoying these trees
enjoying these trees
enjoying her spirit
enjoying her spirit
enjoying THE CAPTAIN OF THE FIG TREE!!!!
enjoying THE CAPTAIN OF THE FIG TREE!!!!
enjoying this buckeroo
enjoying this buckeroo
enjoying watching her discover things... like the bark of the tree that folds back
enjoying watching her discover things… like the bark of the tree that folds back
enjoying our little rainbow
enjoying our little rainbow
enjoying new life, new leaves
enjoying new life, new leaves
not enjoying washing these things, but enjoying the smell and freshness of them when they are all done and dry
not enjoying washing these things, but enjoying the smell and freshness of them when they are all done and dry
oh.... yes
oh…. yes
enjoying morning walks
enjoying morning walks
the chicken coop, the mist
the chicken coop, the mist
enjoying her laughter
enjoying her laughter
enjoying the find
enjoying the find
enjoying welcome gifts from neighbors (- on the next mountain)
enjoying welcome gifts from neighbors (- on the next mountain)
enjoying the unfurling
enjoying the unfurling
enjoying the light
enjoying the light

Happy Sunday!

Meriah
Meriah Nichols is teacher and artist who lives in a yurt off the grid. She is deaf, has 3 kids (one with Down syndrome) and a lot of chickens. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done. She likes her tea Earl Grey and hot.
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1 Comment

  • Beautiful pictures. Moxie réal l’y looks like me! Happy birthday to Moxie also. Live and kisses from ba noi.

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