Monday, September 1, 2008

Even if your weekend seems busy...

take time to enjoy it a little.


I left Friday afternoon to take the train out to say hello to my parents. Walking to the train, over the bridge to Long Island City...I was looking at the city skyline and the sun behind it and thinking about how we have to find a new place to live--our time is over in our place of the past five years. It's been weighing on my mind a lot...



and then I saw this....some art someone had left...it made me feel hopeful. maybe it's a good sign...




When I arrived at my parents house, my father was waiting in front of the house, sitting among his beautiful flowers, his big patch of lavender. We cut some and here is the pretty bouquet my mother made for me. It is always nice to see them and go to their house--it makes the world go away a little.

Then on Sunday, back in Brooklyn, back to work...







Here is the Brooklyn Flea yesterday! It was a lot of fun especially because I got to spend it with Jim and Ana: Thank you both for all your help (and for feeding me pupusas all day) and to all you sweeties too--like Alexis who took a picture of her new bonbon on her fabulous blog, Clinton Hill Chill{!} and everyone who came out to visit...I'm going to be back next Sunday as well because of you!



when we came home last night , we found Icky, the funniest cat I know, here, nesting in the bathroom sink. we laughed and laughed...she's our little comic relief...


and then here is Maxine, taking time to smell the flowers.
Here's to enjoying many good times amongst the business of Autumn...

24 comments:

Robin said...

What a great weekend for you.

You need to send your Icky pics into this site: http://catsinsinks.com/

Aran said...

what a lovely weekend deb... i almost teared up when i saw the photo of your father at their doorstep... reminds me of my dad... adorable! thank you for sharing these photos and thanks for all the "tips" you gave me today... i promise a before and after shot!

lazysundae said...

your dad is so cute! it was so great seeing you, jim and ana yesterday. i'll be wearing my new bonbon lots and lots!

amy said...

i really love your cats. seriously. they are adorable. and what a FUN FILLED WEEKEND!

amy said...

ps: photos of the skyline? to die for.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely light in your city photos. I've been wanting to get over to LIC for a photo walk--there are some cool spots over there. What a lovely weekend: fun, family, and flea market. That's about as good as it gets.

nadia said...

beautiful photos, i love when revelations oocur in the most unexpected places. Finding a new home can be very stressful, it is as if everyday you are waiting for a new beginning...and finally is that you? gorgeous!

Camille said...

I saw the flyer about the flea market and wished I could have been there. I love flea markets, the variety of artists, food...a lot of fun. (Your cats are adorable and it is funny that they are similar to my two.)

Another thought: because of all the moving with the military a friends mother gave me some very good advice because I was completely bent out of shape about living away from NJ. She said, "Honey (southern drawl) you have got to grow where you are planted."

Bonbon Oiseau said...

aww.thank everyone---nadia---the gorgeous one is not me--it's ANA!!! I wish it was me! it's true--i hope we can find something as beautiful as what you've found...

wow Camille--those are great words of advice she gave you --thanks so jmuch for passing it on...

nadia said...

I love what camille write as well! My mother used to use the word grow about my relationships she would say " if your not growing it's not feeding you"...

ana dane said...

all the plant talk is exactly right. and i can't believe how lush your parents' garden is- although i shouldn't be surprised, at your ability to create (tomatoes, floral arrangements, and of course, all the bonbons). it had to come from somewhere!

i'm just still trying to digest all the papusas from the flea market. you guys are street-food machines. i, sadly, am still a novice.

vana chupp said...

what a sweet blog this was! You seemed like you had a great time. I am happy for you!

heidi said...

great post! I am torn between your father & the sink cat... in love with both ;-) As for finding a new space, I too believe in signs. The right place will come at the right time.

vana chupp said...

i actually emailed you...did you receive my email? YOu can email me at lepapier@sbcglobal.net

Tartelette said...

What a lovely weekend! Camille is absolutely right: my dad was in the air force so I have never been more than a couple of years in one place,except here, thousands of miles away from home. Home is where you plant your heart, it can be anywhere :)

Christy said...

I totally adore Icky!!What a picture perfect moment!! A weekend with family is always a good thing!

quaint handmade said...

i love your photos, but your dad is my fav. we hope to go to brooklyn flea next weekend!

Anonymous said...

Ruth... Get in the car....

(you know who!)

mary said...

Your weekend looks fab (great to hear your success at the Brooklyn Flea!) and your cat is ADORable!!

Julia said...

That was such a delightful, uplifting, invigorating post! Thank you so much for all the little peeks into your life right now!

That is truly the funniest cat :)

Passionate About Baking said...

Aw Bonbon...what abreath of fresh ait this post is. Love everything about it...I think the world should stop sometimes to smell the flowers, & look for deeper messages with meaning!! How sweet the cats are...

{this is glamorous} said...

Love these shots, especially the one of your dad waiting. What a wonderful weekend.

littlebyRD said...

This looks like a perfect weekend! My kitty hangs in the sink too - it never gets old - I laugh everytime!

Teal Chic said...

Awww this reminds me of my old cat Kendall, she used to get in the sink, and loved to splash water around. This makes me miss her!!!!

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