I've been contemplating what our new home should be called since we moved in, just letting it sit on the edge of my consciousness. The term "cottage" seemed correct. That's what it is, after all. Every once in awhile, I'd almost have it... Dragon Cottage, Gray Cottage... It was never quite right.
Then yesterday, I found two mantle dolls, a fox couple who looked perfect for our house. I realized that foxes have been an ongoing theme since we moved here. We're regularly visited by at least one fox. It kindly leaves its spoor behind, and Bodie and I hear a fox or two calling quite often in the early mornings during his first walk of the day. The newest piece of art we got for our home, created by my friend Joy, features a fox.
"Hmm," I thought. "Fox Cottage?"
No, not quite right. What about a nod to The Bloggess' way of pluralizing foxes?
Yes! It finally felt perfect. That was the name that had been sitting in the bones of our home, Foxen Cottage. Charles seemed to like it. It's fun. It's a little weird. It seems like us. Plus, a reference to the amazing Jenny Lawson and her blog -- and books -- seems like quite the lovely cherry on top.
So.. yeah, forget about that whole Periwinkle nonsense. We were still figuring out our home, and speaking of that, my next post will be about our upcoming projects. Now that we've lived here for a few months, we know what needs to be focused on first. I have some plans for further out in the future, too. I still need to blog about the whole selling experience, too. I've just been waiting for that to finish up. Hopefully, you'll get to read about that whole roller coaster ride soon. It looks like posts will ramp back up come 2016. W00T!