Cherry blossoms along Canon Ave, Newport News, VA
Honey grabbed the camera one day and took these in a bit of a rush or he would have done more with them. But just look how they wrap all the way around the bend! Happy Spring everyone!
Toots is very proud to show off her new room. you can see where the ginormous bed of Captain Comic embedded itself into the carpet. One day the carpet will be torn up and the walls will be painted. That piece of furniture to the right is an armoire that Grandma and I foolishly with our respective joint and back issues moved up from the garage in two pieces. That rocker was given to Mr. Cynic by Gaga and Papa (my parents) when he was a baby. It has been loved by three kids, and three, no wait, four cats. Very loved by the cats. One day, I fully intend to restore the straw or at least make a cover for it. Please don’t mention a certain road built of good intentions. I know it well, thank you.
Toots is showing you Big Puppy. She loves Big Puppy vewy much. Another intention: this toddler bed converted from her crib will one day be replaced by two milk painted and restored antique acorn head and foot board twin beds that are currently in the garage.
Now she is showing you her Marble Game. We have to play this a lot. It’s an old game of the boys, but a new and wondrous discovery for her.
Boys’ room. It’s packed. Jam packed. But they’ll live, they have shared a room before. I curse these giant IKEA beds. Curse them down that road of good intentions. Warning: giant beds with tons of shelving under them may seem like a good idea before you actually buy them, but you will rue the day of the purchase. Just walk by them through the IKEA habitrail and focus on something simpler, and less apt to collect a hoard of clutter the likes of which you have never seen. I found lost library books from three years ago, for one. Don’t. ask. me. about. the. rest. Or the suicide turtles. Please don’t ask about the suicide turtles hanging from the fan chain. Suffice it to say that I have raised a morbid teen. Intention: remove carpet, paint walls a lighter robin’s eggish blue.
Captain Comic’s ‘light table’ Honey built it for him for drawing from and old photography light and a piece of an old computer desk.
Mr. Cynic’s side: bass and guitars galore and clutter starting on the bookcase and dresser.
Captain Comic’s side: I swear, there is only so much a mother of an aspie can do.
Why didn’t I get an OCD type?
See that empty corner? Ahhhh…..just ignore the Easter stickers on Honey’s armoire. I try to.
This is what used to be crammed in that empty corner – My meditation center. I have a thing about nature. It calms me, even bits and pieces of it collected in my house. Now it is not covered in two inches of dust bunnies that could get up and walk away. and it’s where I can access it and see it when I wake up in the morning. This is the wall where Toots’s crib was.
This is under my antique shaker dresser. Look, there’s space! It’s the little things in life.
But the thing that makes me happiest, I think, is that I can open the doors we installed on the balcony and roll out my yoga mat under the sunlight coming from the living room sky lights! This is where her wide dresser/changing table/armoire thing was that is now in the garage. Not sure yet if I can fit there to do yoga, but it’s a start. Again, this rug will go bye-bye eventually. And those tapes will go out to my van which is old enough to still have a tape deck, yes.
Yes that is an alligator on my bed, what of it?