Doors usually open to the future…you have heard the old saying a zillion times “one door close & another opens” ~ opening to something new.
But sometimes the door opens ( literally ) to the past.
There was a knock at my door yesterday at 5:30 pm. Homework doing, dinner cooking time + the fact that the contents of 3 of the upstairs rooms are downstairs because of the painting. ( I got a bit carried away & am painting not just Lara’s room, more on that next week…)
So in the midst of chaos a knock…knock…knock
I open the door to this ” You may think it is strange that I am at your door, but I grew up here!”
My mind skipped strange & went right to the CHAOS within. She can’t see the house this way, what a terrible impression…. & I call myself a home blogger – looks more like a home hoarder. (She could have been a robber, but I was so caught up in the mess that didn’t cross my mind.)
Panic in my head, but a smile on my face. I slowly let her in ~ after explaining & apologizing for the current state of affairs.
Turns out she wasn’t a robber ~ she reads my blog & recognized the house and she didn’t care that the house was upside down.
She walked through remembering happy times spent here. It was really nice. I was so glad I welcomed her in. The visit did us both good.
She didn’t see the mess & piles from upstairs on the dining room table or the books & 1/2 eaten snack on the counter. She saw herself as a little girl in her house. As a result, I stopped seeing the mess too.
Glad I feel better about it now, as the chaos will remain for several more days ’cause I am off to San Francisco with my Girl Scout Troop. We are embarking on the ceremonious “bridging” across the Golden Gate. Troop 4091 along with about 5k other Scouts will make the journey.
The painting will just have to wait. C’est la vie…
Speaking of…I mean, in French. You all LOVE your French Presses.
I love that you not only told me so, you started talking to one another in your comments. That’s what I call a blog community! So for Dana, who wanted to know how Veronica makes tea in a French Press, I found this link. Veronica feel free to add your expertise of course.
I bet you can’t believe it is May already. I can’t! May of course brings Mother’s Day.
If you haven’t found that special something yet, look no further than the collection of handmade gifts by my friend Ann of Ann on Sutton Place.
I love Ann’s aprons & tea towels, but everything is so special. Special enough for your mom, grandma, aunt or any lady who touches your heart.
The Pinterest Board of Interest this week is Coffee Talk curated by Victoria Smith of Surfer Girl by the Bay (one of the first blogs I ever read). This Pin is the Ultimate Iced Coffee recipe by Simply Delicious. Pin it, make it, drink it!
As we have been talking coffee & the “Bay” is the San Francisco Bay this board seems fitting. My house may be a mess, but my brain is keeping it together!
Have any of you “bridged” across the Golden Gate”?
** Kelly **