Friday, July 9, 2010

A place of retreat...........

Good Morning Girls, grab yourself your favorite drink and sit down and visit a "spell." (as my Grandmother would say)

I imagine most of us have a place within our homes where we go to retreat.  It is likely a place/spot where we can escape and feel very comfortable.  I personally have a big blue leather club chair in our upstairs area that I retreat to for my devotional and prayer time.  Our home office would be my "other" retreat.  I spend enjoyable hours in there on the computer blogging, being creative, emailing, Facebooking and playing with photos. Until recently, I had never 
My Dad
heard the term, "Man Cave."  Believe it or not, it was my 80 year old Dad that introduced me to the term and later created one for himself.  And, after seeing it, I think it could also be called "A Retreat."  But, there's little doubt, that men like the term "cave.

Sign on door of Dad's "Man Cave"

When my Dad remarried last November, he moved into the home that his new wife lived in.  It was at that time that he decided he wanted to create himself a "Man Cave" in one of the extra bedrooms of the house.  My Dad is a retired minister and has always had an office at the church's he pastored and most often, also had one at home.  So, he had always been use to a place to "retreat" to.


My Dad is a man who puts much thought into things when he does them.  He is not a "fly by the seat of your pants" sort of guy. Thus, he began deciding  just how and what all he wanted his "Man Cave" to entail. It houses his favorite recliner, some of his favorite art and wall hangings and what cave would be complete without some guns?  His computer finds its' home there, shelves with books and of course, a TV.   He has memorabilia  from his 50+ years in the ministry.  It has lots of light and is truly a room with his name written all over it.

 Since Dad created his "Man Cave" I have seen shows on HGTV about them.  So, apparently they are the "up and coming" trend and men all over are creating "their" space and calling it a "Man Cave."  


As I said, I think we all desire and likely need a place to retreat to, so women, we have got to come up with a cute and cleaver name to call our "retreat."  A "Woman Cave" just does not have much of a "ring" to it.  So, what's it going to be?


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Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

4 comments:

  1. Morning! Wow your dad sounds amazing... I can't come up with a creative name other than... Spa! lol blessings on your day!

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  2. How about the Posh Parlor? Lol! Mine would have lots of pink and shabby chic decor. Fresh flowers are a must! It would be a place for quiet time, devotionals, scrapbooking, photo editing, sipping hot tea, reading, writing, and staring out a beautiful open window!

    What a great idea! My husband would love this and he would definitely have his guns there and probably his fishing poles.

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  3. My husband would love a man cave, but we don't have an extra room. :o)

    Thanks for stopping by my place today!

    Love,
    Beth

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  4. I love the sound of a "Woman Cave." It's only fair, right?

    Thank you for your visit to Getting Down With Jesus. I look forward to getting to know you better.

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