To Hearts and Harmony

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Well it’s that wonderful day again, Valentine’s Day.  It’s been a day like any other here.  My partner and I love each other very much but we don’t really feel the need to have a special day for expressing it.  I suppose it’s nice to have that one day where you’re shown appreciation but I think those things should happen every day.  Doing things like making each other a coffee or scratching their back are very simple yet very intimate.  I think these small things are what make up the every day of a relationship and it’s these things that are the glue to any relationship.  When you’re upset or angry you should be able to count on your partner to move outside of that and provide what they can by way of comfort and joy.  This is not to say that you can’t ever be at polar opposites of an issue and just can’t seem to find the middle ground but if you are still doing the small things for each other than the big stuff doesn’t seem quite so big.

My partner is fabulous.  She is very nurturing and caring, yet also very down to earth and states what she thinks in no uncertain terms.  There are things that we don’t agree on and when that happens it seems like it’s just a lot of work to get to a point where we can coexist in this melee of opinions.  But then she’ll get me a glass of juice and I’ll put her favourite show on and the other stuff just melts away because we are where we belong.  Together.

We are getting married this year.  I am very much looking forward to celebrating the small things.  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.  I wish you peace and connection with your loved ones.

Renovations Inside and Out

So I’ve taken a month’s hiatus from blog writing.  Sorry to any of my readers who got used to hearing from me at least once a week. (For the short time that I’ve been doing this of course!)    I’ve actually been really busy these past weeks believe it or not.

The road trip was spur of the moment and led me down to Texas for under a week.  It was my nephews 3rd birthday.  I realize that statement takes some of my anonymity away though I’m pretty sure there aren’t many people scouring the blogosphere for people with nephews in Texas that celebrated an April birthday in March.  There, that was sufficiently confusing for the search engines I’m sure!

Anyway, the road trip was with a good friend and was a great success.  The whole thing was a surprise for my sister’s family.  It was so much fun to see their faces when we showed up at their door

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A week after I got home, my same good friend  called me up and said I need new living room furniture, lets’  go shopping tomorrow!  Several thousand dollars later we designed a new room completely.

In my family I am the e painter.  If you have a room you want to change, I’m your girl.  I love renovations of all sorts.  I especially love demolition.  You know… the part where you get to bash walls in a beat ceiling to the floor completely gutting a place?  That’s what I adore.  It’s the only time I truly feel any satisfaction getting some aggression out of my system.

But then I also like envisioning the finished product and working towards that goal.  The living room turned out quite splendidly if I do say so myself.  Now we are working on the foyer and hallway.  Tons of moldings and trim work in there.

The other thing that’s good about all of this manual labour is that it gives J and I time to talk.  J is a protector/fighter part of my internal system.  (She is saying she’s much more than that)  True, she is much more than that but she is definitely a tough chick.  But she also loves this kind of work and learned a lot about it from people as we grew up as she was out much of the time we were around those people.  So J and I have been talking.  The kind of talking that isn’t about anything dark or twisted.  Just normal stuff like, oh that needs to be leveled off, the paint needs another coat, that sort of thing.  But I figure any kind of communication is a good thing.

I’m not sure how long these projects are going to go on.  We’re kind of on a roll now and it seems that every room in my friend’s house is going to be done.  I’m certainly not complaining. I love it!!   And it has helped to lift my mood and keep it there for weeks.  I’m running out of material to talk about in therapy for Pete’s sake! (Not really)  But it’s nice to go in and say to my therapist that I’m feeling good and not even waiting for the other shoe to drop.  It really is a nice feeling.

On that note, I bid you adieu for now.  Be well everyone.  I’ll come back with more topics soon.  Maybe we’ll come up with something to stir up some controversy!

The New Me

So I have decided that there needs to be a physical representation of me on this blog.  I am proud to introduce ppp.  Here’s what I look like.  Now I will be able to demonstrate appropriately when I am:

Happy        Mad       Sad       Glad 

Or most importantly a little wacky!!

OH, and be sure to check out my new me, myself and I page.  Just a little bit of info for you.

Update: This is sleepy head me from this morning.   Like my bed head?

Cheerio!

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