Tuesday, November 30, 2010

successful trip

My friend old pajamas arrived safely on Saturday with a U-Haul truck full of my storage unit boxes and furniture. My son, old p and I unloaded the truck and then had dinner together. It was so wonderful to have old p here in my space, to sit and chat with him, to watch a movie or two. We had a wonderful visit. I found this prayer flag in my sewing table drawer and hung it in the kitchen window.

I unrolled this rug I bought last March and have never lived with. It goes well in this brown decor and brightens it immensely. On Monday old pajamas took the bus back to the Cape. A long haul as it takes hours more than if one drove. Thank you so much old pajamas. Today he returned to the storage unit and swept it out. Now it is ready for the next person. I had it for three years.

An old sewing cabinet my Mom gave me. She refinished it, taking off a lot of dark varnish although I guess that takes away the value. I love it. I'm having fun going through a few boxes, but won't unpack them all. It feels good to have all my stuff in one place and to renew my acquaintance with this and that. And best of all was visiting with old pajamas. Today I awoke full of renewed energy and desire for life! My spirit has been enriched.


Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh...that has to be the loveliest rug I have ever seen! And to know you can now enjoy it...make my heart take wing, too, just like the cranes.

And friends do enrich, and leave you with that wonderful feeling of energy and warmth.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I LOVE that rug.. wow. I would never put it away. So happy you got all your things and a nice visit with Old P.. What a great Friend he is. Glad you feel renewed.

Robin said...

Suki....your joyful words, filled with happiness just made me want to hug you! This is what holidays should be like.... "OP" is such a special man.... and your bond will always be strong!

I adore the prayer flags.... they always are such a welcome for visitors......

And....that rug with the Egrets...... sigh....it is PERFECT! (And now I have known you long enough to remember when and where you bought it!)

The chest is gorgeous...don't do a thing to it....it's perfect!

Your post made me very happy...... it was so contagious...(with joy)!


♥ Robin ♥

m. heart said...

Yay! This is wonderful Suki!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how wonderful! What delicious pieces... the gorgeous rug, the antique chest. Oh! You are surrounding yourself with beauty. Such good self care.

Annie said...

Suki, so happy you have your stuff and that you had a great visit with old P, what a good friend he is. Lovely rug. xoxo

Teri C said...

Such wonderful beautiful things and even more wonderful that they lifted your spirit.

patti said...

Thank heavens for old friends and their generosity!

I'm glad your spirit has been restored Suki, along with your favourite things.

Tess Kincaid said...

I'm glad to hear your spirit has been renewed, Suki. I, too, like to have my things about me. Old Pajamas sounds like such a good friend.

marianne said...

I am so happy for you that you have all your own things now in one place!
Love that rug!!!
I thought wait till Robin sees this as the egrets are almost the same as on her mandala!
The Tibetan flags are so colorful and bright, I love their symbolic meaning.
What a good friend OP is to do this for you.
And the joy it has brought you makes me happy.
Enjoy having your life in one place now ;)

~Babs said...

I don't know which is more beautiful:
Having a friendship such as this
having all your life in one place, and feeling renewed.
Happy for you, yes I am!

Katiejane said...

I am just thrilled that you have your "stuff"! It really is so comforting to surround oneself with the things one loves.
Your rug is beautiful but what I love most is that chest! Simply gorgeous. Have fun unpacking,

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It must have been difficult to have your possessions split from you. I am glad you are feeling better. You are mightly blessed by this friend and your son.

studio lolo said...

Suki, you seem to be emerging anew in this usual time of hibernation! That thrills me completely. I think all these re-entries into your life (things and friends) will lift you through the long winter.
I pray all of your tests are back now and that you have peace of mind.
This was a joyful, heartfelt post.
Yay you!


Robin said...

Suki, Marianne....yes, I thought about my Mandala as soon as I saw Suki's rug...... I know how much we all love that gorgeous bird...plus his "cousin" the Blue Heron.

It is all one huge loving connection.....and it makes me feel so happy!


♥ Robin ♥

Mim said...

Gorgeous stuff - esp that rug!! and a joy to have your own stuff around you.

blogger showed me a diffent title on my blog list for your post...everything OK?

Lynn said...

I'm happy for you Suki, the time with your old friend and son; and also for the reunification with your lovely lovely things. That rug is so beautiful.
Have you ever shared here how Old P got his name?

sukipoet said...

Mim, I wrote another post and clicked on save not publish but somehow the title got listed on the blog roll.

Lynn hmmm can't remember how op got his name. Have to ask him.

Marion said...

How lovely to have your own stuff back! I love the sewing chest...something to remind you of your mother. I'm so glad you had an old friend to help you take back your possessions!