Curves for WordPress and some random five

June 14, 2013

The word is curves and I’m sat here in the office processing photos not daring to go downstairs into the mayhem which is my house this morning. I’m getting lost in my photographs because today is the first day of the hardwood floor replacement. Boy Nancy, do I ever have random thoughts today, but I’ll try to keep it to the five I should. 🙂

lilies 1 (Curve one)

Thought 1: Why is it so hard for me to focus in the office while a team of extremely competent women is packing up the house? Well, probably because I’m a control freak! It’s true I tell you. I can’t not be part of the business even if I don’t want to be, no one is paying me for it, these really lovely ladies are professional, they will not break the china and crystal and, if they do, they are completely insured for replacement. Get a grip V! Focus and get some work done!

Thought 2: I hate displacement. I know that in the long run having the floors replaced to new/old fir floors will increase the price of the house, it’ll have to be done at some future time anyway, I’ve been paying house insurance for years and years and since I have a entitlement after the bad plumber debacle, it is very logical to get it done. But I hate being displaced out of my home, out of my bedroom!!!!! Doesn’t make sense, does it? I’m being a princess baby from hell, aren’t I? Suck it up V!

Thought 3: I wish I was at the cabin and this was all over with by the time I came back.

horseshoes1 (Curves two)

Thought 4: I will survive…hey, hey. Honestly, I think I’m so attached to my house and all my things being around me because, right or wrong, (probably wrong), I feel like my life has been one of repetitive major loss of stuff. I mean, lost everything immigrating to Canada as political refugees, lost homes and so much twice thru two divorces, (except kept the children, which was the only thing I wanted anyway). And I do tell myself it’s just stuff. It’s just stuff!!! Stuff V!

Masks (Curves three)

Thought 5: It’s raining…again…wish I was in Mexico sitting on the beach counting pelicans. Yes, that would be so nice. 🙂

Linking to Nancy’s A Rural Journal and the WordPress weekly photo challenge – curves

Day one of the hardwood floor replacement saga. Nobody died, no one was killed!
A traditional time for tea on this hectic Tuesday

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  • Reply Sara v June 14, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Hi Veronica–I can completely relate to hating displacement–even during the front yard renovation of ’09–they weren’t even in my house, but it still bugged the heck out of me. Basically, if you’re not a friend or family, my tolerance for anyone in my stuff or my house is Very Limited. Quit berating yourself for totally understandable sentiments–and like Dory in “Finding Nemo,” repeat “just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming-swimming..” 🙂 Love your curve photos–especially that black and white–Gorgeous!!

    • Reply Veronica June 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Lol Sara, I don’t know about anyone touching my garden!!!! There might be blood! 🙂 Day one down and about 13 more to go. Good thing I used to swim competitively, I know how to do it. 🙂

  • Reply Barb June 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Hi Veronica, Your curve photos (esp 3) make me smile. I guess you’ve been thrown a curve with your displacement, too! I hope you settle comfortably into your new living quarters – it is as you say “just stuff.”

    • Reply Veronica June 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Barb, thank you so much. I’m off now to check out what you’ve been up to. 🙂

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  • Reply June 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

    These are PERFECT! Unusual and just right!

    • Reply Veronica June 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Aw thank you Kathryn, and thank you for the photo loan from your site. 🙂 Please email me. 🙂

  • Reply abrianna June 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    My favorite photo is the first black and white one.

    You are a political refugee? Wow…can’t imagine how harrowing that was.

    • Reply Veronica June 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      Hi Abrianna. Lucky I was just a child and didn’t understand the full scope of the situation for a few years, but still felt the loss, especially my toys and my pet dog. Happily, like many displaced people, I’m so grateful to be Canadian and have Canadian children who are safe and free and to be able to travel back to Prague and live in Europe now as much as I like. 🙂

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  • Reply Karen June 14, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Having people working in your house is a huge disruption, but I have faith you’ll get through it and love your floors, too! Best of luck to you over the next few days!

    • Reply Veronica June 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks Karen. You’re absolutely right, it is for the best. Every time Robert or I have to fly between Vancouver and Europe and have to stay awake for 24+hours, we always say, “it’s only one bad day”. So were saying it’s only two bad weeks here…lol 🙂

  • Reply kristeen June 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Love that horseshoe photo – tones — cool find..

    • Reply Veronica June 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Hi Kristeen, thank you for visiting. I’m off to check in with you new. 🙂

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  • Reply Nancy @ A Rural Journal June 15, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Lots of great information about you here Veronica. I can totally understand disruption not being your favorite thing right now — but change is good right?

    Hope all goes smoothly for you. xo

    • Reply Veronica June 15, 2013 at 3:39 am

      Hi Nancy, thank you very much. I’ve no doubt that it’ll all be fine in the end. It’s just that anticipation of not knowing how the thing’s supposed to go that’s a killer. 🙂 Thank you so much for hosting; I’m really enjoying learning more about all the great people who post. 🙂

  • Reply lynn June 15, 2013 at 5:02 am

    new floors, competant ladies who know the emotional value of ‘stuff’ its temporary, this is all good no? fantastic photos

    • Reply Veronica June 15, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Hi Lynn, it’s true, I was lucky to have them here. 🙂

  • Reply Debra June 15, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Ugh ….it’s hard to go through all that but in the end the floors are going to be beautiful ! 🙂

    • Reply Veronica June 16, 2013 at 5:43 am

      So true Debra. Thank you for stopping by; I’m off to check out how you made that charming little doll. 🙂

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