Monday, April 20, 2009

Here or there?

I didn't do much this weekend , just hung around the house. I enjoy that more than most things these days. I am so loving living here. I took some time out on Sunday afternoon to get some things sorted and organised. I brought up this old dresser from downstairs to put in my dining room and now I have a place to put all of my papers and other assorted crap. I think I had to live with things the way they were for a while to see where the piles were forming. Now there's a place for everything and everything in it's place.
I have also changed a bunch of my art around to try to find the perfect home for each piece. I think I am getting close. I moved a mirror to a spot directly across from my front door and I was positive that it was bad feng shui so I looked it up. I turns out that having a mirror facing your front door can ruin your reputation. I can't risk that because I am still new in this neighbourhood. I still have neighbours on one side of us that won't make eye contact. I'll win them over yet.
Just being a homebody right now. I'm off to spend the day with T. I understand she is very weak. We will just "be" together for a while today. These times are both scary and precious.
I had no intention of taking such a long break from the blog, it just happened.
On another note, one of the girls from our "T- Team" took it upon herself to send an email around to raise some cash for T's family. Mostly so her husband could stay home from work and care for her in these final days. There is something very wrong with the system we have for compassionate care in BC. Financially there is very little help available for someone in the family to stay home from work and care for a dying loved one. When you think of all of the money that is not being spent by having her hospitalized it would be nice to think that we could support the caregiver better. Of course friends and family have opened their hearts once more and it looks like he will be able to leave work now. People can be so awesome.
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Anonymous said...

I missed your reading your blog. Please don't stay away so long next time.

Chuckles said...

Your house looks so bright and pretty Barb.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I love your home. It's just perfect.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Things aren't any better anywhere else (finance-wise to caregiving). It's heartbreaking. Your friend will be in my prayers.

Ms.Barbara Jane said...

Thanks ETW. You are so sweet.

Anonymous said...

Dude, it looks so different! What did you do with the fireplace?

Ms.Barbara Jane said...

The fireplace is on another wall. silly girl:)
I didn't move it or anything.

Anonymous said...

Haha I know!!! I meant did you keep that big ol' mirror? The fireplace tells you a lot about a home... I'm just curious - I'll show you mine if you show me yours! ;p

Ms.Barbara Jane said...

HA! I haven't done much to the fireplace, it still has the huge mirror but I have put stuff in front of it to minimize the hugeness of it. I will post a pick soon. Can't wait to see yours now.

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