Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This Is My Happy Song


I have no idea where I've been these past couple of weeks.

Y'all must have thought baking that cake really did me in.

(I  don't know why I'm writing this with a southern accent)

I was reflecting today on the fact that it's been 2 days short of two years since the breakup with GG.

I think it took me a year to mourn her absence and another year to regain my happiness.

But I got here.

My people picking compass still isn't fixed and I've wandered down a few one way streets but managed to find my way back to myself without any real damage done.

I'm getting through my least favorite month by eating too much roast cauliflower, did I just say that, working out with my best and craziest work out buddy, posting a flower a day on Instagram and reading obsessively with my Oyster app.

I'm singing along to the radio, rearranging my house and learning to Spackle and touch up battered walls. This is a new skill set.

 It's winter citrus season, as we now say, so I'm gorging on clementines. I've learned how get the seeds out of a pomegranate without having to wash my floor and take a shower and am cooking rather more complicated meals for myself than a tortilla with cheese.

I came home today to a new slipcover, in a much prettier blue than my camera captured here,


 I received a beautiful little painting from Jen at country weekend


And I have these two to light up my life on a daily basis
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The lounger
and the guardian. 
This is her night post. 
What's not to be happy about?
Oh yeah, Valentines.....

p.s. as soon as I had gotten up from the computer I found Lucy had abandoned her post and is now sprawled blissfully asleep on the living room radiator.

Cats. Can't trust 'em.



34 comments:

  1. But I am happy Lucy decided to let loose. Love your happiness, Jane. It makes me want to take inventory and note (and really appreciate) all the good stuff in my life. Thank you! Carry on!

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  2. If the beautiful slipcover wasn't enough... The painting was the icing on the cake! Two beauties! I am like Lucy... I tend to wander from one cozy spot to another. Hope you come through Valentine's Day with flying colors! Glad to hear you have found your happy place. Smiles...Susan

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    1. I too have learned from the cats and spend more time being horizontal than I used to. But hey, it's February!

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  3. It's so nice to hear you back to normal after a long two years. Sadly the heart heals slowly. Know you are swamped at work this week, but maybe your valentine will appear in the coming year. sing, sing, sing! xoxo

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    1. Rotator cuff heals slowly too doesn't it? Still ouchy.

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  4. Always a treat to visit here. And good to know you're singing a happy song.

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    1. Thank you and glad you can't hear me singing off key. xo

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  5. I was wondering about you....after a few bends in the road, it does sound like you've landed in a beautiful place now. I'm sooo happy for you!

    and you lucky girl..I love Jen's paintings.

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    1. I know I am, lucky and grateful. You too ❤️

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  6. Well done to you for not hurrying the process by sweeping the pain under the carpet, and I'm really glad you are finding your happy place again. If you can find it in February, you are really well and truly there! x

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    1. I would have if I could have but but pain and dust have a way of reappearing...and I made a special effort this February. It is the cruelest month. Xo

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  7. I love everything about this post.

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    1. I especially love the painting, which is right across the room in all its beauty. Xoxo

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  8. You never know Jane....you may be in for a surprise on Valentines day :-)

    Have fun!

    Madelief x

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    1. I'm always ready for a surprise on valentines day, though usually of a delivery truck breaking down nature...but hey, who's to say! I'll keep my eyes open.

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  9. You are too funny! I'm really glad that you are thriving. You deserve to be happy and you have so much wonderful ness in you life. And y'all can talk Suthren here.....it's your so go on....šŸ’•šŸ’šŸ’

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  10. Lovely words, Jane. I am glad you are embracing happiness.

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    1. Hi Michelle, lovely to see you here. My life could only be happier if you did a little blogging now and again.

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  11. Yes, your happiness cheers me all the way over here in California! And I love your chair. Who did the work?

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    1. Yay, happiness travels. And yes, it was done by a local man, Tom Dunphy. He comes, cuts, takes the fabric away then magically appears while you're at work and fist in on the furniture....so nice to come home to. He works in Dc, Va, Md and Pa.

      Have fabric? He'll travel!

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  12. I love that slipcover .. you had it made to order? It's beautiful and as for the painting…well, you know….

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    1. I did have it made to order, see details above under Lisa's question. Yes, the painting. We are lucky women.

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  13. Jane! As soon as you said something abut a southern accent....well then of course that's how it went in my head for the entire post! Love love love the way you write. I know I always say that....xx

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    1. Dear Annie, and you can't say it enough xo

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  14. I LOVE this post, and your new slipcover. And I have to say it, I love Lucy!

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    1. Lucy should have her own show no? Now what would we call it?

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  15. You so deserve to be in a happy place Jane! ;)

    Try to enjoy Valentine's day or at least try to get through by thinking about the wonderful weekend ahead with nothing to do but sleep!!

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you sweetness. And it's going to be bitter cold here, as long as I have enough cat food, I can take a coup;le of very lazy home days.

      Though I wish you were here to make some American chicken noodle soup!

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  16. Do your window blinds have a thick insulating layer of ginger fur? Mine do.
    I'm learning to talk Devon. Very different from Somerset; see here: http://youtu.be/t9floPXNLjs
    and here http://youtu.be/QwFeZZcCdLA so now winter citrus has to be 'horanges'....

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    1. of course they do, every window and lamp shade has a fringe.off to listen

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  17. Oh! What a beautiful present from Jen :)

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    1. I know, I am very grateful.Warming up this cold, cold winter

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