My new home

December 4, 2012


I’ve caught a ride to work with Lloyd the past couple of days, and I like it because I’m walking home again in the evenings. Monday night I stopped by Beth’s to visit the kittens and borrow her ukulele. Tuesday night I walked through downtown and enjoyed the lights all over the square. Peggy, I even took a few shaky shots for you.

So blurry, but still pretty.

A flash helped.

This is the little house on the courthouse lawn where children can visit with Santa. (Santa keeps banker’s hours here, so you better check the schedule if you want to place an order.) The children are always telling me about it, but I’ve never done more than drive by. Tonight, though, I stopped for some pictures.

And then I looked inside.


Ignore the red light. It's not that kind of place.

This is a tiny house! A tiny house! The chairs are nothing special, but that tiny fireplace threw me into a full-on Rich Inner World experience. I could live in this house! Or at least sit in my jammies, drink cocoa and pretend to roast marshmallows.

It would be heaven, if it weren’t for all the kids banging on the door.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “My new home”

  1. Brad Said on:

    It would be interesting to find out where Santa’s house is stored all the rest of the year. Maybe they’d let you keep it in your yard. You could sleep in it!


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Thanks for the pictures Lauren! I love that little whimsical town of yours!

    And my bet is that you’re on the “Nice” list…..I think Santa would let you spend a little time in his little house one night. Bring the kittens!


  3. michelle Said on:

    Nothing to do with the house, but reminds me of you 🙂


  4. Deborah Said on:

    Lauren’s ukulele presentation was amazing! I did grin a bit as I stood in the room during her presentation and thought, “Lauren and I are teaching a college class.” Hmmm. . .


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