|My Friends Rock
||[Sep. 11th, 2007|03:31 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Wow. I have amazing friends. Today, i_leonardo and rmd hung shelves (that i_leo built for me) in the bedroom.
It may not sound spectacular, but it really was amazing. Amazing that i_leo built them for me in the first place, that they are so beautiful, that she did so much planning in advance, that she and I and rmd gave each other enough courage to take on the plaster-and-lathe walls, that they did such an awesome job, that I actually have a thing in my house that's DONE! A project long in planning and execution that is complete! It feels so damn good! And it looks wonderful! Like out of a magazine or something... and it's organizational! I can put books on them!
It'd difficult to explain how much I love each of my friends. Not just i_leo and rmd, and not just for helping me out with amazing projects, but all my friends, all the time. They give me love, courage, strength, energy, inspiration, laughter, comfort, companionship, sushi, understanding, sympathy, empathy, and they let me help them. Being allowed to help someone is such a gift. They nudge and entertain and prod and tug and change and evolve and I am so in love with my friends right now!
Wow. Just wow.
Also, here are two pictures to immortalize the shelves before I fill 'em up.
By tomorrow there will be another shelf to the right of the last one below (the glue is still curing; it's in my basement). The cleat is hung even with the other so I can keep stuff underneath.
What you can't see clearly is the lovely shade of pale purple that the BF painted the room and the beautiful molding that he's almost done installing, post replacement window installation.