Recently, I was in Goodwill and saw a cute, very large (12 inches long x 10 inches high) ceramic bunny for $5.00. It was in perfect condition…not a chip, crack or mark on it anywhere.
Scattered across her back were pretty hand-painted flowers and leaves.
I turned her over and saw the name, “Nancy,” signed on the bottom. I couldn’t help but wonder how and why Nancy’s sweet bunny ended up at Goodwill.
Thinking I really don’t need one more unnecessary thing to pack up and move to the house in Hooterville, I put the bunny back on the shelf but, as I turned to walk away I swear I heard Nancy’s bunny whisper, almost plead…
“Please take me home with you.”
Don’t worry, Nancy. I adopted the bunny you so beautifully created and she now has a good home with me.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.