True Happiness…………..

October 27, 2012

I painted my kitchen last week….after months which  grew like algae …. into years  of being annoyed by it…….

There is a grate underneath the frig that my  cleaning lady…who is like family…

(I have watched her babies grow up…go to school…get their jobs…marry and now they all have children….I soo Adore Isabel…. 13 years ago …I came home and found her in an upset  state……and though she had cleaned the house ….(all the paintings and  pictures were askew)..I asked her what the problem was …she said weepingly   in her broken English…(which is better than my broken Spanish)…she said that the IRS had hit her with a 2 Thousand dollar tax bill even though she and her husband had paid taxes…every year…even back when they were illegally here…..before they were able to get their green card…

it was their tax accountant who had taken money from them and disappeared into the jungles of illegal obscurity ……..

I was able to draw out of one of my credit cards back then the money to help her…and told her not to worry…that it was a gift…I realized I would have to eat rice  for quite  awhile but Isabel’s smile…made me so sooo happy…………..)

anyway she had inadvertently knocked and broken the clip that holds the bloody ugly plastic fading white floor  grate  to the body of the frig…

she saved the broken clip…. putting it in a burnt out crystal votive (from a party long past) I had left on a corner of the  kitchen  counter years ago….

Well this grate has been very slowly driving me crazy for like 4 years at least…as it has been cattywampus (sp?) due to the broken clip….and it has accumulated so much dirt and dust over the years…..that I have Looked at  EVERY day as I slurp my cereal at 4 AM listening to the BBC before cycling off to work……

and then the Townhouse came with Plastic Lateral Blinds in the kitchen….I was annoyed by them….as they always seemed discolored……and I HATE plastic blinds…but realize they are practical in a kitchen…I guess….tho in the long run believe in the visual and tactile and NOT the practical……………

My roommate left last week to see his girl and go to a seminar in Portland…so I ATTACKED the kitchen…..

Well I cannot tell you how happy I was Saturday Eve last…….. I had fixed  and totally cleaned the Bloody Ugly Frig Grate…and it looked so wonderful….I had cleaned the Ugly plastic lateral blinds…I had repainted the kitchen ………….

I was sooo Happy after I had finished and looked around……… that I found myself dancing wildly alone…listening to my Nano….a smile on my Face..

it brought to mind in a flash,    dancing  a year ago with my sister Daidie at her 70th …in  a rain swept barn in Northern California ……illuminated by twinkle lights and the warm smiles of many and many of her wonderful friends …..

which made me IMMEDIATELY weep…..

as I know not how many times I have left to experience that Happy Exhilarating Moment…

two souls just Happily enjoying each other and  freely expressing THEIR TRUE  Feelings…….

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