Wednesday, July 10, 2019

This and That This Week :^)


First there's Mattie. Now 2 years old, here at 8 weeks old from the streets of Aruba, as sweet as can be even while she holds tight her DNA warnings about jittery sounds and strangers who approach our house. The highlight of her day is the 2 pm arrival of Steve the Mail Person, who without fail brings her a cookie no bigger than the size of my smallest finger. But don't tell Mattie that: she squeals with pure joy when she senses Steve's approaching. And at 9 am every morning either JB or I takes her to the local dog park, where she growls and nudges and runs with both her friends and enemies. I am convinced the human species would be better off with tails and honest growls. We'd know what to expect from each other.


Yes this is a boring photo--a bland door. But to me it's the separation of our master bedroom and my 'office,' complete finally, with privacy for the futon that sometimes someone might be sleeping on. It's taken me a year to get this little wall built and JB isn't happy about it--she loved the expanse across the room. The compromise happens when the door stays open because we can still see the water peek of the bay a block away. 

Today two heavy boxes arrived, brought by a slight man who struggled mightily to get those boxes on our porch. I felt bad for him, "They should have sent a stronger man than me," he told me, this nice man who looked like he'd just run a marathon, lugging those boxes.   

Inside is an armoire for me, which our friend Raul will assemble on Friday. The armoire will go to the left of the door and I will be a happy lucky duck about it all.


I had to buy paper towels. I went to the grocery store and picked up a six pack, a regular, plain white, simple package of paper towels. There are chuckles in the household because somehow I brought home THESE paper towels!


And finally, last night, after several days of fun summer company, JB and I collapsed on the couch. I don't think much more needs to be said about this photo.

It's still summer and the sun's been out all week and I'm still walking better and that's that in a nutshell.  

Wishing you much love,
kj


15 comments:

  1. DeLovely; all of it.

    Lovelovelove, Deb

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  2. Hi Deb. How about coming back to the blogs, ms. midlife poet? How about it? xo
    love
    kj

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  3. Are those Toy Story paper towels?

    I love that your pup came from Aruba. I wonder if she knows any Papiamento?

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    1. cs, they must be toy story paper towels but I didn't know it. it's kind of fun to see who's popping up on each sheet!

      Mattie only speaks woof and bark. but she turns her head as if she knows every language in the universe. :^)
      love
      kj

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  4. That last one is my FAVOURITE!

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    1. hdwk, Ha! We look dead to the world, that's for sure.
      I hope all is well with you. xo
      love
      kj

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  5. If JB didn't want it, but you built it anyway, I'm wondering how the decision was made and what other options were considered.

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  6. hi snow, we had to compromise. We needed space for a second closet (JB has ALOT of clothes) and at the least a unit was going to either act as a block of space or require a wall. The placement of the door provides a full view of the outer window and a peek of the bay. the alternative for JB was sharing a closet and/or having our clothes spread over the bedroom. So she agreed to this solution. on the other hand, she was adamant she did not want an open floor plan kitchen. I did and she got her enclosed cozy private kitchen. we usually figure out our disagreements sooner or later. The bedroom wall solution took us almost a year :^)
    love
    kj

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  7. Looks like you're doing a great job with it all! We still have so many projects at our house. Currently we are trying to fix up all the crappy shingles on the outside so we can paint it. Meanwhile...it just looks like the forgotten step child of the neighborhood :/

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    1. Hello annie! oh we have plenty of projects too. But I have a rule for myself: if it's something I love doing, I refuse to let it be a chore. and I refuse to feel pressure or be rushed.

      We have a cement wall that must look like your shingles. :^)

      ps lovely lovely super lovely to hear from you here on the blogs
      love
      kj

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  8. Wow, it is great that you are walking and feeling better! Thanks for visiting my blog recently. I've done more posting since you were there. It looks like I've got a bit to catch up on here. Cheers!

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  9. thanks e. I'm much better. I can feel it in my bones.

    I'll come a'visiting you soon. Nice to get to know you.
    love
    kj

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  10. Alas, I came here today with my heart filled with abundant hope, but there's no new post.

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  11. Ah, home sweet home. And if there’s a dog in it that makes it even homelier.
    And if the dog takes you for a walk and gets you moving easier then that is all to the good too.
    Good luck.

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