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Monday, December 22, 2008

Where Have I Been?

This post is about my greenhouse. It is the greenhouse that has been held in high esteem and cherished by me since the first nail went into creating it. To me it represented all that was right in the world. It was my safe place, my sanctuary and when I was in it, I was special and felt loved. You see...it was a gift to me by someone I thought would never hurt me in ANY way. Well...as we all know...I thought wrong...and I thought I would never be able to go back into this place.

Those that read my recent post declaring that I was reclaiming my life and myself...know that I vowed to go ahead and use the talent that God gave me....No one else gave me the gift of growing...I was born with that. The greenhouse is a tool...and object...and it is MINE ....MINE to use to express my gift. And I decided that this past weekend I was going to suck it up... and make my first move.

I got my act together....headed for the door...I had a bit of a rude awakening when I opened the door...What was I stupid? Was there a vandal in there? Nope...not unless you can call Tootsie a vandal...(but I'm sure you would never do that!)
Good Gravy! What a horrible mess!
I cleaned a little bit of it...got my heating situation under control...and decided to go make some supper. ............
Supper ended...Kids tucked into bed...I decide to head back to my work.
This time I took a camera with me. Lets go....

The lady next door calls it the mother ship when I have the lights on at night...You can hear her yelling "the mother ship has landed!!!" (she even says that when she is sober! )

I had already cleared us a path, and removed much of the plants that had frozen to death the other night when the heat failed and it was -43C overnight here...
here are some of the spoils of that night....
I would have taken you all along for the duration....but as you can see...my desk seems to be missing!
I suppose you could have sat on the wicker love seat I fixed up last summer...
Or on the hose hanger.....
What on earth is in that bag? How long has it been since I was in there?
That bag is huge...it is an oilfield trash bag....it is large enough to hold a grown person's body....(focus Toots....focus) and look how full it already is! There is only leaves in there! I did lose a lot of plants that night....grrr
Take a good look at the "wall"...that is my shelving for the entire building! Stop laughing Tamara...I can only dream of having your establishment!
and look at this! what a mess...it looks like a dirty flea market shelf!....I just stuffed it all in...yep!...you see that other set that I was supposedly making a birdbath out of!....(tea pot and cups)I am soooo busted! that is wood I bought to do a project...and never took it to the garage...shoved it in here ....hey...I had no plans of growing anything again!.... OOPS! you couldn't even sit here if you wanted to! there are two angels and some junk on there!
Wait!....is that my desk???? Oh My...what do we see here? How shameful.......
Oh my! Tootsie! That's a fake Plant! LOLOL!!!!
Yes it is! lol.....a fake plant sitting in a tea cup on the desk in a greenhouse? lol....now that is almost as sad as the neglect inflicted on this place!
Soooo....now you know where I have been....where I will be...and where I should never have left!
See you when I finish up some of this ....and I will provide you with some shots of the finished job!
Forgive my absence. Life here lately does not seem to be leaving me much time to blog or read or comment..I have been to a few...but...you know how that goes....Stay tuned for my clean house!

25 comments:

Coloradolady said...

I love your greenhouse. I wish I had one myself. I have to bring all my plants in during the winter....and that is a pain. Yours looks lovely, a wonderful place to hang out.

Chris said...

Tootsie, it is wonderful to see you making plans for your beautiful gardens after the winter leaves you.

Hugs,
Chris

Darla said...

I don't know what took place in your life dreadful enough to want to leave that place. I am just glad you are getting past, over or even beiside it! Looking forward too seeing the Green - Clean House!!!

kel said...

very cool!!! i wish I had a green thumb!

Ma'dame French said...

So you've been a little distracted...you'll be fine and the greenhouse will come alive soon! Can't wait! French;)

Jessica said...

Glad to see you back in the saddle again!

Love ya! J

Kristen said...

What an amazing place...even if it needs a little work. I'm sure you will enjoy getting it back in shape and I can't wait to see what you do
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

squawmama said...

Tootsie... I just know you will bring this place back to life in no time flat... You have the gift. I sure hope that I make it to your friendship garden... even though I said I didn't know what flower or plant to pick... I do like those big daisies... Have a great time renewing your love with your greenhouse... Have fun

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Toots no matter what, you amaze me with your greenhouse, I'm happy you got back in there and cant wait to see what magic comes out!

onlymehere said...

Glad you got back out to the mother ship. Sorry you lost so many plants too. Things will improve and I'm glad you have a place like this that rejuvenates your soul. I think I need something like a greenhouse to rejuvenate mine!!

judicreations said...

Hi Tootsie
Sometimes it just takes time to get through things and get your head cleared before you can get on with what you want to do and what else around you you need to clear up. I knew you would never leave your flowers and plants and all the love for that. You just needed time. I’m glad you’ve found it. That will keep you out of trouble..*s*… and into something you love.
It looks wayyyyyyyyy tooooooo brrrrrrrrrr out there though I don’t think I could join you today…
Have a lovely day and take care of you and your feelings and your family..*Hugs*
Enjoy this holiday season
Judi

Helen said...

Well ... beam me up Scotty! Great post.

beddow said...

Looks like a good project. Have fun! I am glad to see you out there.

Betty

momstheword said...

So that's where you've been. Well, if you're not out in thirty days I am sending in a search party.

Have a very merry Christmas, my friend!

Happy To Be said...

GM Toots...I just know you'll have that cleaned up and back to normal in no time..hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gloria

profenretraite said...

Tootsie...I have been where you are and I promise it does get better! Going back to the things you love so much is a good thing to do. And I love the line about the mother ship! Have a wonderful holiday. It's time for new traditions and new beginnings!!!...hugs...Debbie

Lady Katherine said...

Tootsie! I am so---o proud of you! You can work miracles when you put your mind to it and not let life get in the way! I see a miracle growing here! You have touched my life in a way you could never understand! You make me smile! I worked traveling with an aviation company for five years until, We finally had to leave on absence, me and my hubby, because of my illness. We are home two and half years and miss our job and the money a lot! But You Can Do Anything! Just make it Happen! I love your green house, working with plants is so relaxing! I had a small one years ago, and wish I would not let hubby tear it down. I now want another small one! I am rooting plants on my enclosed porch. Just keep that crown on! My Queen! I will be looking for new articles on your nursery and growing tips! I included tips!lol While working I use to talk, on the phone to a lot of men in aviation software business, in Canada, daily! They usually fly here every Januray, for the Aviation convention. We still go, its held at the Siver Star Casino, on the Chotaw Indian Resversation. Keep up you head! For if not the crown will fall off! Wish I could come help you with your clean up! Have a Merry Christmas! I shall be thinking of you, in your greenhouse working away on those tea cups I love!

Lady Katherine said...

Ps, How are you and everyone doing a link on my blog? I been trying for hours! I give up! Just for now! I need the advice of a Queen!

nikkicrumpet said...

So glad to see you back in your Magic Place! If God made anyone to be inside a greenhouse it was YOU! I can't wait to see what you do with the place and the amazing stuff that comes out in the spring. LONG LIVE THE MOTHER SHIP!!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Look who has their light on!!! That's my girl. I am so proud of you!!! I can't wait to see your special place all fixed up again. Girl, I wish I could be there to help you. We would have a blast!!
Take your time and don't worry about us. We'll still be here when you return. I think I'm going to take a short break myself. Larry will be around home more for the next few days.
Merry Christmas!!
Terrie

Gollum said...

We all need a sanctuary, and your greenhouse is one. I hope you have a great holiday, Tootsie!
Hugs

Tamara Jansen said...

OK, this would so be what my greenhouse would look like if I didn't have employees who clean up after me! Seriously, they complain every time I "design" something because I just leave all my stuff laying around in my haste to get photos of my latest idea to send off to the buyer.

Thank goodness for organized employees :) Hope you get one of those some day......but then again, maybe not. They have their own personal problems you gotta deal with. Better to be your only employee!

Shelia said...

Good for you Tootsie Wootsie! Go to town girl. I do love your greenhouse and you're so brave to go out in the middle of the night and work in it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Miss Janice said...

Wow, what a wonderful greenhouse. You are so talented to be able to grow such lovely plants for you garden. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Tootsie, I am SO happy for you!!! Have a joyful Christmas. ... Warm hugs from Ontario - SherylCanadinaGirl :-)