Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Quiet Spot


Earlier in the year, my daughter and her family moved out of state taking my 2 beloved grandbabies with them, Kylie 6 and Brexton 3. It was a big change for me as these little blessings had been around me constantly since birth. For the last 2 and 1/2 years I had been their GG and babysitter 3 days a week. Since my daughter worked 12 hour nursing shifts I watched them 24/7 during this time. It was wonderful as it gave me a wonderful opportunity to bond with them in a way I will always cherish.

When they moved I knew that I would need to fill the void that they left. Some of that was filled with extra time with my hubby, Vincent which at first was enough. Yet as time went on I needed more...thus my blogs began to transpire and I began to explore the areas of ME for a change.


One of the most recent projects was the extra bedroom. It used to be the kid's room and thus was decorated and designed with them in mind. Half being princess and the other half being cars & motorcycles. Yet I knew when they left that it needed to be changed.. For some time I left it as it was.. Even left toys on the floor so that I could glance in there occasionally and feel their presence.. Finally I changed it... Painted the walls, took out the twin beds, and created a more adult area. I have slowly begun to transform this room into a quiet spot for me... It already has their energies there which console me and bring joy to me; I felt it was a good beginning.


It is still very much a work in progress yet I wanted to share it with you. I just need to find me a nice chair to sit in the corner for when I wish to read or write.  I have visions of changes.. I would like to attempt a custom quilt for the bed.  Something with some rich colors in it to warm the aura a bit.  I still have not found the proper wall hangings... To tell the truth this could take some time to complete as I am one of those who wanders until I find that specific thing that grabs my senses.

I very much would like to also bring some life to the room with possibly some plants and flowers.. Being the naturist that I am this is an absolute must.  Although I like the openness of the room and do not want to over complicate it... It has helped me to divert some of my unsettleness as of late and channel it into a more productive sense.  Guess it is that pre-hibernation thing.. I am preparing myself and my cave for the winter ahead when I will not be as capable to go and frolic outdoors.  I don't do cold very well... call me silly but I really hate to put on so much clothes... Although I love to curl up with a nice wooly blanket and look at the snow falling outdoors... With a good book and a warm cup of stout tea & honey....


4 comments:

Celia (Head Witch of the Hollow) said...

Janie...
Your grandchildren and you on that photo look so adorable...I bet it's hard to part with them.

The room makeover looks like a great project...I'm almost envious!

Knowing your talent for photography and your love of nature...I can see your works taking pride of place...you MUST display your photographs...that's an order!

The room will have all of those lovely "vibes" within it from your happy times...I can't wait to see it as it evolves...thanks for sharing it with us.

Wendy Hawksley said...

I understand the difficulty of moving (or someone you love moving) far from home.

You decided to get going and do something to fill the "void", and that's wonderful. Changing ourselves and our environment is a very effective way of working through the quiet spaces. :)

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

I could relate to what you wrote about having your beloved grandchildren leave so well. I lost my husband and it took me months and months to change anything but when I finally did, I could still feel his energy around me.
I think your space will be wonderful and I can't wait to see how it progresses.
I'm like you too. I don't do cold and being inside the house very well and love having plants around to make me feel more alive.

Gone Troppo said...

We have a room here on the top floor of the house where our two girls could play and when finished could simply close the oor withou all the needs of cleaning up right away etc.

The room was named the Barbie room, for obvious reasons.

Over the years I have taken over the use of the room, but still there are stuffed animals on top of a closet and the closet is still full of Barbie material and one wall still has drawings they made.

It gives me a warm feeling still and also whenever the room comes up it is still named as the Barbie room whereas its main use for years already is storage of my music and books and some business materials.

I recognise what you say about winter and clothes, sometimes I feel like a Michelin man lol.