Sunday, March 20, 2011

in this together


we spent a good part of the weekend, including all day friday, loading this container and another one like it, with the wood husband bought a few weeks ago. hours and hours of lifting and moving and in the process getting to know the boards. and it made me realize that physical labor is good for the soul. after a long, dark, cold winter, without a whole lot of physical activity, it feels good to stretch unused muscles and to feel tired in the way that only physical labor can make you feel tired.

but mostly, i noticed this most amazing feeling that we're really in this project together. watching husband's capacity for hard work is awe-inspiring. the division of labor at our house is that he builds and fixes and i cook, keep more or less on top of the laundry and sew stuff. i get a lot of ideas for things i'd like to have built and he builds them. but helping him with "his" side of things made me realize, for one, the enormity of the project we've undertaken, but mostly, that i love doing this with him...dreaming and quite literally building our dreams. there's really nothing like it.

9 comments:

Lost Star said...

Fabulous. I love that you are living/creating your dream and doing it with someone who understands that and wants that too.

celkalee said...

It does not get any better than that!

kristina - no penny for them said...

absolutely a gift to hold on to!

Molly said...

I hear you. We never have more fun, or feel closer and more connected, than when we're working on our home (or garden) together.
Love is building side by side.

Char said...

hearing dreams come true - that is an amazing and beautiful thing.

kristina said...

sounds great - I look forward to seeing what all that wood will become!

Pia K said...

sounds wonderful!

my parents worked together like this at our country house once upon a time. they seemed to love it. and yes, there's nothing quite like labour like this, soothes a troubled soul too. when that's needed.

rayfamily said...

Isn't it amazing how good it feels to start to make dents in your property's to do list! I'll tell you there is such a richness that has continued to grow as we've been "in it" together too! xoxo

The Momma/Nanny said...

Nice. :)