All my life I’ve found some things to be just incomprehensible. For instance, how to act in social situations. I’m awkward in that type of setting.
I enjoy my own company and prefer that to being around most people
As for today, it’s just flat cold out there and I doubt that I’ll go anywhere today. The only thing I did yesterday was take Charlie to acupuncture and pick him up.
At least the sun is shining. A beacon of light.
I enjoy watching the shadows of the tree branches against the bleached-out wood privacy fence. Hm, I wonder if Ivy has noticed those shadows yet? If she hasn’t, she will. Ivy loves shadows.
Speaking of Ivy, yesterday I let Charlie out and left the door open for just a minute while I rushed 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 gone outside before. Then I told her to come in and she happily walked right back inside.
Oh, my kitchen is in upheaval. I haven’t done a bit of painting. I’m kind of at a crossroads about it.
I’m afraid to get started and then have my ankle wear out on me. Then I’d have to stop in the middle of doing something.
I still haven’t ordered peel and stick tiles or the drawer pulls yet. I’m still looking around on Pinterest. I keep thinking I’ll see some new 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 a minimalist. When last buying furniture for the living room I bought a neutral couch and chair.
I’ve had fun adding various colors and changing them out. With neutral furniture, you have more options when it comes to accents.
Small Space Tips About Color:
In a small space home, a lot of color gets very busy quite fast (as you’ve seen in earlier photos of my kitchen.) And then you’re stuck with it.
I’ve learned that it’s best to have more of a bland background and then add color and be able to change those colors.
I was never into the gray phase so many decorators and bloggers used. 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 won’t open or close properly. Which is the main reason I don’t bother using them.
I hate painting. I’m no good at it. Because I tend to make a complete mess no matter how careful I try to be.
Wire In The Blood TV Show:
I’m on Season 3 of “Wire In The Blood” on Acorn TV. A couple of episodes ago it was revealed that Dr. Tony Hill has Asperger’s.
That wasn’t too hard to figure out actually. He’s extremely good at what he does, yet socially he’s awkward.
He blurts out things whenever 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 tend to stay to yourself because it’s the only way you’re truly comfortable.
I like being alone. And I have no trouble entertaining myself.
It’s Just How Your Brain Formed:
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 tried 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. And it mystifies me.
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.