Feeling the blues

Feeling blue

It is frequently good to be married to a geek and to have a son who is a geek. Got technology? They are always finding the next best thing since sliced bread. Although the final finishing touches are still awaited, there are lights above the cabinets for ambiance, lights underneath the cabinets for function, and task lighting. Last night while I was waiting on the rice to finish for the stir-fry, I just sat there in my director’s chair and called “lights, camera, action!”

Color options range from regular white, blue, green, lavender, red, warm, cool, bright, dimmed, yada yada yada. I cannot think of a time I would use red or green, unless I am hosting a swinging holiday party, but still, it is fun to see how the ambiance changes with the press of a key pad on the remote control.

I am still in process of unpacking and restoring items, or readying for donation, recycle, or trash, and arranging and rearranging. When Rand took the temp counters off for the counter fabricator to measure, he set a few things here and there. Mom’s birdhouse ended up on top of the cabinet, sparking an idea. Truthfully, I had not planned to do anything with it other than set it back in the china hutch. Sometimes, though, it is like an unseen hand on my shoulder and mother’s voice, when you did not want something, asking “but what’s wrong with it?” Granted, when it was the leather fringed collar from the 1980s that she tried to give me every time I went home for 20 years, it was easy enough to say “it’s just not my style anymore and it’s out of fashion.”

The birdhouse? “But it’s blue, and the other things up there are blue. What’s wrong with it?” Since I have been a little blue since the abdication of the cottage crew, I decided to just roll with it.

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15 Responses to Feeling the blues

  1. Wonderful shots! I like the birdhouse there.

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  2. davidprosser says:

    That little grouping looks fine. Just enough to draw the eye but not cluttered.
    Hugs Galore

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  3. I love it! You are going to have fun with your little controller!

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  4. Betty says:

    Love the display, and the birdhouse is my favorite part! So many choices with the lights!

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    • Suzassippi says:

      Aww…you just made Mom smile somewhere in the great blue beyond, so thank you. Mom was an avid collector of birdhouses. This was one of the few she decided to keep when she moved to assisted living, and when Sis and I cleaned out her apartment there, I impulsively put it in my take-home pile. I always thought it was so elegant. While I am doing my best to minimize for the sake of my own cleaning house, as well as preserving for those who want them, I do have the most unusual “soft spots” for what I am not yet willing to part with.

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  5. Beth says:

    Those lights are just too cool and I love the way you can change the ambience of the room with the touch of a button. No more same old same old! And, the endless possibilities for above the cabinet display is a plus. One thing will lead to another and another…

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