This french farmhouse just made me smile when I looked at it, so I just had to post it. I have this annoying cold and just looking at this house made me feel a little better almost immediately. With its soft palette and weathered finishes it looks like a great place to rest, doesn't it? Oh, plus my neighbors upstairs have combined two apartments so between this cold and the banging from the construction I'm going a little insane since I work from home. If I was feeling better I'd be running around the city gettin' stuff done and more importantly--out of the house, but I need to chill until the faucet that is my post-nasal drip turns off. I went upstairs again to see how the contractors were progressing. (Oh yeah. I'm sure they just love that.) They were incredibly nice, and they smiled and I smiled and I said, ya know- "wow- you have a lot of workers here- great!" and "great job" (they are talented...I took a business card) and "um...so, how much longer?" Their reply? "One more week" is what they said...again. That's right, about a month ago when they started I went up to introduce myself and see who was making the noise that sounded like I placed my head on the street next to a jack-hammer. To be fair they did say the drilling would stop in a week and it did...but not the hammering. I feel like I'm in that 1980's movie The Money Pit where they keep telling the homeowners the work will be done in a few days, in a few days...in a few days. I should be used to construction site noise and contractors- I was a GC on a few jobs so I know the drill. But right now I just want some peace and quiet and less congestion in my sinus area...who doesn't? And I don't want to go to Starbucks...you can't do a neti pot at Starbucks.
So for now, my refuge is cranking up my iPod and looking at beautiful photos like these. I hope you enjoy them too...whether you have a cold or a construction site within ear-shot or need to give your eyes a break from whatever you read at work, stop by and everyday I'll try to give you a visual respite that I call my brain sorbet. xo