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Doors, the meaning of life, and Sex in a Symbol

posted by / April 29, 2016

I’ve had a lot of doors change in the last year.

If you’ve been to my house in the past you may have experienced my broken patio door – it is now fixed. Thanks to Mr J’s incredible ability to bend metal to his will and his inability to put up with something that works poorly (read “like complete shit”). He was so sick of having to reef on the “sliding” glass door and being afraid it was going to fall out and kill me (or my peeps) he took the damn thing apart and gave me a lesson on the inner workings of glass doors and how to install (after he made all the rolling metal innards from scratch) it all. He amazes me at every turn, and I fall in love with his sexy, sexy brain more every day.

He also fixed my bedroom door that was falling off it’s hinges. And put a lock on it (cue the porn music).

Mum painted my front door purple this spring! Something that had been on my “Really want to do that!!” list. Making my home just that much more me. I’m hot pink and bright blue all at once, baby.

In more door news, I put a new door on my newer-all-the-time bathroom. I love it SO HARD. I can’t wait to do the rest of the doors!1 Okay, I should qualify that with “I can’t wait for them all to be done”. It was a complete gong show to get in – I mean how can a door frame be a trapezoid in 3 dimensions??? A wheel barrel of shims later… it’s in and closes straight. It may be one of the only straight and square things in this house (god knows I never going to be that).

Click to enlarge the pics. If you want. I mean, don’t let me be bossy.

old bathroom door
Eww!! These ugly ass 70’s doors have got to go. They are not even retro chic.
Mr J giving me the let’s get busy look – not the sexy one. That’s a private gallery…
Time to put on the pink tool belt baby!
I even like it closed. 🙂
It is a thing of beauty! New door! Solid core and swings like a dream!
It is a thing of beauty! New door! Solid core and swings like a dream!

April has been a busy, busy, busy business month too – with doors swinging open so wide I feel dizzy from the possibilities. More than once I have been filled with fear. Mr. J makes me feel unstoppable and stupidly capable. I feel like I’m trying to control the speed wobble. It’s exciting as fuck.

Unless you are a close friend or reading this blog (thanks Mom!), you probably don’t know I have a partner in my life. I don’t talk about him on facebook, we don’t live together, we don’t do many friend events together – we are pretty private. for a bunch of complicated reasons. I am so glad in many ways, the pace of us has been what it is.

Appreciation. It’s more than just a hipster font on a sunset beach instagram shot. It is cliche as hell, but no less true. It’s the gratitude/appreciation I have for our time together that has enriched my life in so many ways. Also, the realization that my peeps need ME. They have to share their Dad, which has caused them a lot of anxiety and upset. I’m so glad I could, and have been, a stable place for them – even as I work like a dog to support us. So much goodness. And a great deal of clarity.

Forward momentum – walking through doors, Duke’s of hazard’ing it through windows, learning, growing, failing, getting back up, and loving with all I have… that is it for me. The meaning of my life. If I kick it tomorrow, I love, love, love this zany, fun, struggle of a life I have. Thanks for taking this moment with me. Right now (as Carl Sagan has said), you are magically, through the power of words, hearing me in your head! Seriously, that blows my mind a bit. Also dickballs. Heh. I just said that in your head.

So on a nostalgic, appreciative of life, love and the universe kick of a mood, I have to say how sad I am about Prince’s death.

life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant 2 last

The man was seriously sex.  In a way I find Mr J to be. Just SEX. Magneticly so. Like omg, I’m all blushy and swoony.  I am not the only one in either of those camps. Creative, different with a HUGE… heart.  Geez! what did you think I was going to say? I’m so, so sad the force that was Prince is gone from this world… makes me appreciate my time with Mr J even more.

…let me show you baby, I’m a talented boy…

I’ve been binging on Prince’s music since I heard the news – I’m even listening to it right now.  I’ve been doodling a tattoo for Mr J, thinking about Prince’s iconic symbol, while I nurse my creative juices back to life today.

I’m happy my front door is purple.

Workin’, and loving it!

posted by / February 17, 2016

I’m really lucky. I love what I do – graphic design and web development is fun and challenging and I meet some pretty awesome people. Even if only via Skype. I love the connection, getting to know their business and coming up with fun ways to get their product/service into their ideal client’s hands. Good times and I get paid (mostly)!

So needless to say, no renovating has been happening. I also slipped off the self love wagon. Yoga, it’s not just to help you touch your toes, it is good for the soul. It really helps your insides be more bend-y too. Flexible body, flexible mind.  And running. I. Need. To. Run. It clears the fog, gets me to focus, and is a serious Zen boost to the power of 50. My current status is sit, work, high sugar (and fat, god help me), and coffee, coffee, coffee. Not good. So far February is not my best fitness/self-care month.

Jane! Get me off this crazy thing! (and for the love of god, hide the snacks)

So today, I need to move this body of mine.

A few other bits and bobs – I threw together a zazzle page, just for giggles (link to come).

And tonight my big boys are going to be Master Thespians! T-bone (aka Tech Guy) is going to be something… a surprise that involved a button up shirt and vest. My middle guy, Mr.-rough-and-tumble, is going to be Oberon – king of the fairies, in Midsummer Night’s Dream. I seriously am so proud! *squee!* He and I practised together – me trying to make him sound less like he’s from Brooklyn and the nuances of Iambic pentameter… well, fogetaboutit. He’s 10. He’s my most favourite version of Oberon ever.

Tomorrow afternoon my twins hit the stage in two separate plays. I can’t wait to see what they do!

I think this weekend Mr. J and I are going to hit the showers hard (ha!), and see how much we can get done on the bathroom this weekend.

*runs in circles with hands in the air*
My mother is coming and my house is a mess!

Back to coding the website I’m working on – I’m so excited to have this one come together!

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Workin’, and loving it!

I’m really lucky. I love what I do – graphic design and web development is fun and challenging and I meet some pretty awesome people. Even if only via Skype. I love the connection, getting to know their business and coming up with fun ways to get their product/service into their ideal client’s hands. Good times and I get paid (mostly)!

So needless to say, no renovating has been happening. I also slipped off the self love wagon. Yoga, it’s not just to help you touch your toes, it is good for the soul. It really helps your insides be more bend-y too. Flexible body, flexible mind.  And running. I. Need. To. Run. It clears the fog, gets me to focus, and is a serious Zen boost to the power of 50. My current status is sit, work, high sugar (and fat, god help me), and coffee, coffee, coffee. Not good. So far February is not my best fitness/self-care month.

Jane! Get me off this crazy thing! (and for the love of god, hide the snacks)

So today, I need to move this body of mine.

A few other bits and bobs – I threw together a zazzle page, just for giggles (link to come).

And tonight my big boys are going to be Master Thespians! T-bone (aka Tech Guy) is going to be something… a surprise that involved a button up shirt and vest. My middle guy, Mr.-rough-and-tumble, is going to be Oberon – king of the fairies, in Midsummer Night’s Dream. I seriously am so proud! *squee!* He and I practised together – me trying to make him sound less like he’s from Brooklyn and the nuances of Iambic pentameter… well, fogetaboutit. He’s 10. He’s my most favourite version of Oberon ever.

Tomorrow afternoon my twins hit the stage in two separate plays. I can’t wait to see what they do!

I think this weekend Mr. J and I are going to hit the showers hard (ha!), and see how much we can get done on the bathroom this weekend.

*runs in circles with hands in the air*
My mother is coming and my house is a mess!

Back to coding the website I’m working on – I’m so excited to have this one come together!

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      My life as a musical – I am totally SINGING you up! *insert musical number here* 😀

      Stay tuned for something in your inbox to confirm the singing…

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