Pictured is my oasis. This is where I go to get away from the world. My "oasis" is my bedroom.
This is where I:
- Watch movies
I have a home office which was a bedroom. That is where I:
- Pay bills
- Blog postings
- Internet searches
- Political activity
- Genealogy research
My oasis has four big windows. During the cold winds of winter, on a sunny day the sun warms my oasis to a toasty 80 degrees plus. Solar warmth is so much more comfortable than heat caused by electric, gas or a wood burning fire. On really sunny days the warmth in my oasis will last several hours into the night. There is nothing to match a sun warmed room after darkness falls in the early winter evenings. To me that is heaven.
I have worked many long years at many jobs, some of which I didn't like too much(and that's an understatement). I have lived in places where I had little or no privacy. I have endured these hardships. Now that I am in my "leisure years," I am so thankful that I have an oasis (which is paid for by the way, mortgage is gone) where I can retreat to at the end of the day.
A fabulous mansion with all the latest expensive accouterments is not for me. I am perfectly happy with my wonderful, comfy and secure oasis just steps from my kitchen. I even have my own spa bathroom (not pictured).
When I got up this morning and saw the morning sun streaming through my windows, I was reminded of just how very fortunate I am to be where I am today. I take nothing for granted.
Nothing was given to me and I've had to work hard to where I am today but I am fortunate that I am still have my physical and mental health that I can luxuriate in my oasis every day.
And when the end comes for me, this is where I plan to make my exit.