It’s just flat cold out there and I doubt that I’ll go anywhere today. Only thing I did yesterday was take Charlie to acupuncture and pick him up.
At least the sun is shining.
I enjoy watching the shadows of the tree branches against the bleached out wood privacy fence. I wonder if Ivy has noticed those shadows yet?
Speaking of Ivy, yesterday I let Charlie out and left the door open for just a minute while I rushed to the bedroom to get something. I never just leave him out there. When I came back Ivy was standing on the step of the patio just outside the door.
Birds were chirping in the tree. I suppose the chirping lured her out there because she’s never done that before. I told her to come in and she happily walked right back inside.
Oh, my kitchen is in upheaval. I hate that. I haven’t done a bit of painting. I’m kind of at a crossroads, not sure what I want to start painting yet. I’m afraid to get started and then have my ankle wear out on me and have to stop in the middle of something.
I still haven’t ordered peel and stick tiles or the drawer pulls yet. I’m still looking around on Pinterest to see if there’s some other idea that just hits me right between the eyes and says THIS IS IT!
I’ve never tried to decorate with whites. And I’m certainly not trying to be minimalist. I’ve just learned that when last getting furniture for the living room I got neutrals and I’ve had fun adding various colors and changing them out. I have more options.
In a small space home, a lot of color gets very busy very fast (as you’ve seen in earlier photos of my kitchen) and then you’re stuck with it. Best to have more of a bland background and then add color and be able to change them out.
I was never into the gray phase so many decorators and bloggers loved. When I think of gray what comes to mind is a gray dreary winter day.
I’ve wondered if removable wallpaper might be better for the cabinet doors, as the doors are old and pretty beat up. The drawers I don’t use won’t open or close properly. Which is one reason I don’t bother using them.
I hate painting. I’m no good at it. I make a complete mess no matter how careful I try to be.
I’m on Season 3 of “Wire In The Blood” on Acorn TV. A couple of episodes ago it was noted by a neurologist that Dr. Tony Hill has Asperger’s.
That wasn’t too hard to figure out actually. He is extremely good at what he does yet socially he’s downright awkward. He blurts out things when a thought occurs to him, and he shies away from anyone touching him or showing him affection.
In some ways having Asperger’s is like being trapped in your body watching everyone around you seem relaxed, and your brain just won’t tell you how to engage. So you shun people and stay to yourself because it’s really the only way you’re truly comfortable.
I like being alone. I have no trouble entertaining myself.
It’s not sad or unfortunate really. It’s just the way your brain works and it’s all you know.
All my life I’ve stood to the side and watched groups of people talk and laugh and they seem quite comfortable doing so. Meanwhile I’m over there trying to blend into the background.
Because what they’re doing over there in the group seems a bit incomprehensible, yet I can’t stop watching their ease. They seem so relaxed.
But there are many flowers in the garden of life. Some flowers thrive in groups and others winnow their way up through the cracks in the sidewalk.