Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekend of renewal

This has been my first full weekend off in months. Saturday started out as a struggle. A slow start to the enjoyment of what was supposed to be free time. I woke up to disaster all around... Dust clinging to cobwebs falling from the ceiling dancing the waltz in a make believe ballroom. Worn clothes stacked in a corner which seemed to be a mile high.. For a moment, I could have sworn the jolly green giant threw a pea at me from the top. A step out side revealed dried up plants that didn't survive our brutal heat this summer, brown leaves and fallen acorns piled around the corners of the pool. The winds had shaped and molded them into fluffy folds that bordered the shape of the pool which reminded me of a mink stole wrapped around a grand dame. Then, the biggest heartache came when I turned the corner of the storage shed and found dirt, dust and other unmentionables hanging off my beloved harley davidson. Her shiny parts frowned and I could hear her battery that sorely needed a charging. To say I was a bit overwhelmed would be an understatement. It took some time and a lot of help and understanding from my family, but we got down to it and got the place back in shape. It has been a renewal of sorts. My passion is my love of flowers and my family. This renewal has given me inspiration to find my balance of passion for flowers, family, business and home.

I was also fortunate to find some time to google my favorite designers from around the country and world. Their blogs are filled with so much fabulous information. I thank each and every one of you for sharing your knowledge of floristry and passion for what you do.

Finally, I'm off to the New Braunfels Blues Society Jam at Oma Gruene's Secret Garden. My slow start has blossomed into a full weekend of renewal and growth. Life is good.