I know, I know.
Monday was to be the introduction of the awesome new weekend transformer posts where I finally start making a designer showcase of the home of mine. I would have. I really would. But it’s been a bittersweet week to say the least.
As most of my awesome Twitter family knows, my grandfather took his final breath on Tuesday, 3rd of April. I think that for the most part it was something expected. We knew the time was coming. But we waited with bated breath for that day to come. Even still. Even with the expectation and the knowledge that his days were numbered, it still came as a shock.
I’m lucky. See I had the privilege of knowing all four of my grandparents. Though my father’s parents passed in the late 90′s, I still have memories attributed to each of them. But it was my maternal grandparents that I had a fondness for. I hold them fully responsible for my addiction to Lego’s (an early Christmas gift) and still hold in high regard their unconditional love for their grandchildren. Even the “not so accepted in many other families” grandchildren we like to call my partner. Steve became family from day one.
Needless to say, the week’s end became more about reflection. Gathering the family from all corners of the mid-west. Making plans. Celebrating my grandfather’s life. And mourning his death.
So today’s Let’s Blog Off post was a fitting one simply because there was only one thing I did to my home this past week. It was a small gesture but still something that I think makes one of the biggest differences. Something about it breaths fresh life into what might be a stale environment. A splash of color in a foggy room.
I bought my first bunches of Springtime flowers.
I admit, I slack and forget or just get too busy. But there is something about a dozen French Tulips. Their blooms tightly wound until finally, they begin to open showing the depth of their color. The striations of pink and purple. Or the arrangement I threw together for the office. All white I know but seeing the fragile blooms stare back at me from one side of the computer is a momentary walk in the garden that I’m not even close to capable of planting (I’m all thumbs and none of them are green).
So I apologize dear reader for not putting together some awesome tip for you to start working into your home. But do this…. stop at your florist or farmer’s market or even a random roadside stand. Pick up some flowers and infuse them into your home.
I promise, you’ll be glad you did. (And I’ll rest assured that I bought myself another week….)
This blog post is just one of the dozens of super-excellent blogs participating in this week’s theme “Flowers”. To see the other great blogger’s take, click here to take you to the Let’s Blog Off page.
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