Monday, January 25, 2016

Sunday Wrap-up: January 24 2016

It was a very bitter sweet week for me. I helped my parents move and said goodbye to my childhood home. We have a lifetime of memories in the old house, so it was very hard to let it go. However I am so happy for my parents and their new home is beautiful. I'm sure we will have many happy memories there as well.

As I helped them pack up, I couldn't help but think of the song The House that Built Me by Miranda Lambert..

"And I bet you didn't know, under that live oak my favourite dog is burried in the yard"
"...won't take nothing but a memory from the house that built me."

It will get easier I'm sure, but right now I'm just sad.

One of my favourite rooms in their new house is in the basement:

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I can't wait to curl up beside the fire with a good book.

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And thats all for this weeks wrap-up. I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and happy reading.  

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  1. It has been hard for me to see first my grandparents' farms and now my parents' home go, so I understand your sadness.

    1. So many memories and history those places must have held. Thank you Deb.

  2. Sorry to hear that, that's hard. When my parents sold our home I had a hard time too, so many good memories there. I still drive by it sometimes if I'm in town. :) Great song by Miranda.

    That room in the new house does look cozy!

    1. Its one of my favourites by Miranda. It holds so much meaning. I can relate to it now more than ever. I don't think I will be ready to drive by the old house for a while yet, but its nice that you can when you are in town.

  3. I hope you like "The Mapmaker's Children." I really enjoyed it!

    1. I hope I enjoy it as much as you did, Melinda