Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

Feels like a million years since I've done Ruby Tuesday (graciously and creatively sponsored by Mary the Teach at Work of the Poet). I've missed it.

My kitchen is done by and large - still settling in and making it mine - and hopefully life will start to feel as normal as an abnormal life can feel. As you can see below, Nate and Dan moved the refrigerator back into the kitchen on Sunday. They had to take the doors off and put them back on in order to do it.

I tried to feed the girls in there this morning. Tara Grace is afraid of it. I couldn't even lure her in there with crunchies. In Tara Grace world, crunchies beat pretty much everything. Hopefully she'll work her way past her fears.... and as I typed those words... she went in and is eating. Whew. I'm relieved.

Not many pictures this week. Need to ease my way back into the swing of things.

McDonald's provides some red - and if you look hard
you can see some red in the veg bin too.

Starting to make the kitchen my own. My niece,
Cindy, made this for me some years back.
I think it takes some of the ugly off this lamp.

Coffee pot sits right near the sink. No more hobbling
across the room carrying pots of water.

It's nice to have access to the back door again.
While I was away, my flowering quince bore fruit.
I don't know if those spots are red or brown,
but for Ruby Tuesday, they are officially red.

Autumn has pretty much come and gone already.
But there are still some bursts of color here and there.


Diane AZ said...

Enjoy settling into your beautiful new kitchen! I see pretty bits of ruby red here and there. I like that decoration above the light and that little red rooster next to the coffee pot.

Leora said...

What a lovely collection. I especially like your "red" spotted quince. And I think not having to hobble across the room is a great idea.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Great job finding red all around you! Happy RT!!

Carletta said...

You posted for Ruby Tuesday - YEAH!
Sadly I didn't - my Internet Explorer was somewhere else in space yesterday but I seem to have worked everything out this afternoon.
I'm so glad you have Nate and Dan -they are so the best kind of friends.
Love your rubies! I even caught the red in the veg bin before I read it was there. :)
Have a great Ruby Tuesday, well, what's left of it!

Marice said...

saw that red inside the veggies compartment ;)

thanks for stoppin by!

Robin said...

Very pretty reds and I love your renovation photos. You did a great job, now enjoy it all!

Anonymous said...

Nice series for RT. I too love your renovation shots.

quilly said...

Apple rust is generally reddish-brown! ;) I am still so thrilled that you have a new, user-friendly kitchen. I am certain you still marvel every time you walk in the room.

ellen b. said...

Hi Raven! Looks like some great renovations are happening at your place. I'm glad the dust is finally settling for you. Love the burst of color in that bush!!

Dianne said...

each day will feel more and more comfy
for you and the girls

Siren didn't enter the living room for days after the ceiling fan went up and now he doesn't even look at it

Jim said...

Hi Ms. R, first of all , thank you for the nice walk-thru of your new (remodeled) home. Generally unless it is built for you, a previously owned home just doesn't fit wheelchairs, etc. And it is terribly expensive to do the remodel.
You were fortunate in that area. We had to change out the bathroom doors, in and to the closet, to make them wide enough for the hot water heater. That cost a lot just for those two new bigger doors.

Happy RT. I do like your remnant reds in back. We have had only one leaf fall so far this year, most of the others are still green.
Thank you for the nice BDay wish. Please don't stay away so long next time. I don't do Sky things or WW's anymore because I can't get them all answered in due time.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

a forgotten tree
leftover leaves of autumn
rattle like dried bones

My Ruby Tuesday

Jama said...

Ahhhh that familiar red logo!

Loree said...

Hi Raven. Thanks for visitin. Hope you settle in to your new kitchen soon.

Anonymous said...

I love ALL the reds you've captured in your photos. Perfect for Ruby Tuesday.


Your EG Tour Guide said...

Autumn is coming to a close here too but bursts of red can still be found. Looks like the quince likes living at your back door. ;-)

Felisol said...

Dear Raven.
I am happy for you and your pretty and functional new kitchen. It is so well deserved.
Cats never like changes, but they like a happy Raven, so in due time you will all be comfortable, that I'm sure of.
Raven, you are an extraordinary human being, I admire you.
Your willingness to look for red in an old apple says it all.
A long time dead Norwegian author, Henrik Wergeland, wrote, "Under the shining stars, never complain about lack of light spots in your life."
That's the reason why I made my daughter paint stars on her ceiling during her tough teenage years.
You finding red in that apple, is like Wergeland finding light in his life under the stars.
From Felisol