Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pretty Things

I imagine you all thought I was kidding when I said it was nice to have the chair so Badum would have a place to I thought I'd share this image with you. I'm sure if I'd gotten there first, things might have gone differently.
But I was hard pressed to sit still last night, trying out the new Swiffer, playing the sliding tile puzzle game with all the boxes, cartons, milk crates and laundry baskets full of stuff, so I could Swiff (is that that proper verb form here? I'm new...), rearranging furniture, etc.

Anyway, he looked too comfortable to move and when I did sit down, I had color swatch charts spread out on the floor around me.
What fun to have carte blanche with colors! I think I've come up with the Plan of Attack, and might even be getting a start on the painting this evening. It just makes sense to try to do as much of it as possible before actually unpacking too much.
Of course, once I was reminded on the radio of the good possibility that the world as we know it might be sucked into a black hole when they turned on that particular accelerator in Switzerland, I did settle down a bit. No point being all exhausted when I get to the Hereafter, I figure. Considering I'd just found a great apartment and paid rent, it made perfect sense that the world might come to an end, at least according to the laws of Murphy.
Still, I was quite happy to see this morning that it had not. Hopefully, those scientists will be able to learn incredible new things about the birth of the Universe without all the trouble of those pesky black holes or dark matter. I can get all that in comic books, for gosh sake.
Considering the last few days, though, I am a little tired and not sure I have loads to say today, so I thought I'd give you a break from all that (and me, too), and just share with you some pretty flower pictures, which have been a bit minimal for the last few days. There are some nice shots from my visit to the garden on Monday that I think you'll all enjoy.
Oh, but I did want to show you first, one of the cool features of the Gardener's Nest I hadn't shared with you yet: this cool, plaster light fixture on the living room ceiling. Not having a supply of spare bulbs, I've not had the chance to see if it works yet (on the list of things to do this evening), but I sure hope it does.
Purty, ain't it?


Java said...

The pansy is still in bloom?! Wow. And thanks for the morning glory. :-)

I like that ceiling light fixture. They don't make 'em like that anymore.

You sound great. I'm encouraged. Cheers to new nests, new beginnings, new seasons!

Robin Easton said...

I hope I left that last comment on the right post -- the one with the balcony garden...if not that's where that one goes...NOW to this one.

I felt so dang happy picturing you sitting on the floor picking out colors and moving in and REALLY living, because I know you must be grieving and yet look at YOU. My god, you are such an example of courage and Life. You keep going and filling up your life with all the things you love. Because that's how YOU live. That's who you are. I loved the cat in the chair and the light fixture that you love...I mean, it's all precious Greg. You have moved me to tears by your courage and willingness to take risks and make tough choices and to find beauty in a ceiling light fixture (this is lovely) and balcony garden even in your pain. That my friend is GREAT courage. I want you to know that, because maybe no has told you. I am glad you are in the world! Robin.

MartininBroda said...

I must confess I was a bit interested in the end of the world too, but not even CERN could “end the heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to, …”.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you and Badum are settling in nicely. Remember to take it easy as well. As much as you are excited about the new digs and painting, you have to let your body rest or you'll be coming down with something fast during this change of seasons. BEAUTIFUL close-up of the sunflower and the bees!

Jess said...

It's great to see how you're moving forward. I know it can't be easy, but it's important. Paint swatches and a comfy pussycat. I can only conclude that all is well! :)

Patrick said...

Yes, I believe 'swiffing' is the verb. I love those things. Nice that the light fixture seems to have a leaf motif (that's fun to say); images of growing, healthy nature seem to permeate your new nest. Badum seems to be showing few signs of distress at the move as well, and that either suggests he's a very mellow fellow, or the energy of the place is good. Or both, I suppose, they're not mutually exclusive.
Have fun with the painting. Yet another way to make a fresh start.

Greg said...

Hey, look, everybody!! I'm online at home again!! The cable guy only JUST left and I was already checking blog comments as he headed down the stairs...but I could quit any time I wanted, really. ; )

Java, by now it can't be a surprise what a hearty and resilient bunch we pansies are!

Robin, actually living is the only real choice that makes any sense--thanks for your wonderful comments, they always bring a smile to my face.

Afod, I am trying to pace myself, as I agree that staying healthy's the best plan. But it's hard to sit still, as I mentioned, too.

Jess, I would say that things are as well as can be expected... perhaps a little better, even. I'm not without my low moments, but those are always a part of life, eh?

Patrick, I'm just learning this whole cultural thing of Swiffing...lots of carpet at previous rentals. It seems pretty amazing, as I've always heard!

The light fixture works, BTW! I was thrilled with the leaf motif (which IS fun to say/write)

Badum is pretty mellow and quick to adapt. I think he misses his dog sister--he's always waiting at the door for me when I get home, sometimes talking to me through the door when I'm just getting up the steps, in fact. There's really good energy here, too; we both can feel that!

TigerYogiji said...

Beautiful! It looks like your new beginning is certainly off to a good start! :)

Jenn Thorson said...

Ah, very very cool. An old barebulb light fixture. I used the globe-shaped bulbs on mine. They add something somehow.

Sounds like you're making progress.

Wonder Man said...

I heard about the black hole thing, it was interesting to think about the end of world. Makes you wonder what's life all about

Butch said...

Your apartment is really starting to shape up. It will be "home" in no time.

The Hunky Gardener said...

Hey Greg. The green plant is a Hellebore aka- Christmas/Lenten rose.

The red flowered plant is Sanguisorbia officinalis.

I see the cat rules the house. Typical of cats thinking they are god and meant to be!