I want to post at least one blog today, aside from the one I'm writing you in this very moment. This one is quickly saying hi and touching base with you guys.
I want to write off the cuff right now. I began this blog in late June. Some newcomers to the blog may not know yet, that it was right after my father was diagnosed with a serious illness. This came after he'd been in extremely good health all his life, besides his belly, which he'd developed in his "old" age. His is a common illness and they say it should be treatable, but we're still in the process. My dad's a strong guy. Most of his family has lived long and well, so we're all trying to remain positive.
I tried to post one blog every day at first. I've been known to post more than once in a 24 hour period if possible. Would be nice to get back to doing that more often.
Lately I've been working on a kitchen, which has been really hard. It's stimulating the parts of my brain that handle mathematical, spatial, and artistic thought, which is so much fun.
Lee is one of my first puppy loves and oldest friends. He lives too far away now and hopefully we'll see each other in the coming year. He's a photographer, and speaking of which, I'd actually like to show you some of his shots soon. He's also a brilliant engineer. I've been talking to engineers lately and thinking of him, even though he doesn't work much on residences like this. Lee, come visit me, I need your mind for this big installation.
While the other stuff I'm dealing with has been awful, this home project is a sweet experience that I never would have imagined I'd enjoy so much. I can't wait to show you pictures. This blog brings so much peace and beauty into my days, and I thank you for being part of that. Thank you for feeling that this is a special little page to swim around in.
On a light note, I've spent hours looking at beautiful tiles, and I still cannot decide if it's wise to go with a bold Moroccan back-splash, or whether Moroccan tile is something one could grow tired of looking at day after day. Do you have experience with these? I found one tile design called Moroccan Heather, I wonder if that is a cute sign... perhaps it makes my decision for me to go with something Moroccan. I'm also interested in hand painted Portuguese azulejos, or French mosaics.
I may need your advice and I'll let you know when I do- all of you clever, creative, sensitive, artistic folks. So stay tuned and please chime in when I post pictures. I'll be back later.
Kitchen photo by Thibault Jeanson