Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Morning Flowers and House Update


Good Monday, My People!

Are you ready for the week ahead?

I picked up some flowers for you at Regent's Park in London.

Hope you enjoy!



First, a gratuitous picture of me at the park.

(Did you really think the vacation photos had ended?)







OK, so after my vacation, I came home to my house which is going through extensive renovations.



Ah yes. 

Dreams of crawling in my own bed quickly crumbled.



Well, at least there's a toilet.

Oh wait, not one that is actually hooked up.


Here's Evan's room.  The boy had been floating from house to house the entire time I was gone.

So, on the advice of my fantastic brother-in-law, I high-tailed it to a hotel where I have been since the 4th.

I am eager to be in my own house again though!


Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.

                                                                                                       --Ekhart Tolle


31 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

AW flowers all the way from England, how sweet!
WOW you must be doing some MAJOR remodeling! Drywall on the floor, toilet in the bedroom, drywall mud splatters all over everything.
Hope they'll be cleaning it all when they are finish ;o)

SanDandy said...

Missed your posts. Glad you are back.

Catherine said...

Oh my stars ~ haven't you been a busy busy gal ~ traveling, renovating ~ I love it!

Glad you made it home safe and sound Betty and hopefully those renovations will be finished quickly!

Have a wonderful week!
xo C

Teresa Evangeline said...

It's so nice that you're getting a whole new house without having to leave behind the one you love, with memories of your sons. What a great vacation you surely had. Life is unfolding beautifully, isn't it?

Leah J. Utas said...

Pretty flowers, and pretty interesting renos in your home and your life.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my goodness BB
I think a call to Merry Maids should be made ASAP.

Purrs and good wishes coming to you.
Madi and Mom

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Had to laugh at the toilet comment!

Gigi said...

Look at you being so thoughtful that you bring us flowers from England!

What's the timeline on the renovation? I know you are anxious to get home.

Alison said...

Ha! Perfect quote. I didn't realize you'd left your son to become a drifter while you gallivanted around Europe with your New Friend. My goodness, what has become of you?

I will know all is right in your world when you make the first batch of cookies in your refreshed kitchen. Any estimates for completion, or is there just a bunch of chin scratching? "Well, the thing of it is..."

Lin said...

Well, at least you were gone and having fun through some of it. (I'm trying to be positive here--can you tell?)

It will be beautiful when it's done, Betty!

CiCi said...

It takes a long time to do so much renovating, doesn't it? How much longer are the contractors predicting?

Deanna said...

Sigh...these things do tend to drag on, don't they? I hope you are back in your home soon but in the meantime, enjoy room service. :)

Out on the prairie said...

Love the allium and rose.Hotel living is okay if the have a pool.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

oh boy- hope they finish the renovations sooner rather than later!

Old Kitty said...

And you smile your beautiful smile through it all! Yay! Take care
x

baygirl32 said...

that purple flower is something else

Joyful said...

Glad you are back safe and sound from a lovely holiday. I hope your renos get done soon!

Brian said...

At least your remodeling is finished!

Ann said...

oh cool we get imported flowers today.
That is some major work going on there. I hope they get it done soon and you can get back home

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Wow, the house looks very ... not ready for occupation. Hotels are not home. Hope you get yours back soon.

Retired English Teacher said...

I can only imagine how discouraging it must have been to come home to a house still in disrepair. It will be worth it. Your brother-in-law was very wise. Staying in a hotel is the way to go. These things seem to take on a life of their own.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Yes, keep sight of the bigger picture and a flushing toilet. Your new life is looks wonderful from here.

xoRobyn

Daisy said...

Lovely flowers, Betty. I hope you can get back home again soon. Have a good week!

Ms. A said...

If I had a mind, I would have lost it in the renovation. You're a good sport!

Leslie said...

Hey betty - always love your blog.
But I have to say... What is the dealio with your header?? Are those your feet? Maybe I'm not a foot person but, not sure, I'm thinking there must be a story behind that picture, lol. Do share. :)

Kazzy said...

Major symbolism here, eh?

Best of luck.

Hilary said...

Someday.. soon, I hope, it will emerge as beautifully as you have.

Baby Sister said...

Beautiful flowers!! You're house looks crazy. I'm so excited to see the final product!!

Pam Lofton said...

It's a good thing to go to a hotel. This renovation stuff can take FORFREAKINGEVER. And all that dust and new construction can make you sick!

Pat Tillett said...

Hang in there! It's gonna all be a distant memory soon... I hope!

KleinsteMotte said...

Sometimes that's a better solution because of all the dirt in the air. We lived in a hotel for two months before we found a rental home after our house fire.