Roses

I'm back, albeit begrudgingly. Does anyone else bore of the endless blogger/twitter/flickr cycle? Don't you want to just, oh I don't know, chuck the macbook out the window and take a walk around the block?


My exciting news is that I'm now working at Saipua full-time, arranging flowers and coordinating with brides-to-be. I'm in the love business, as Ginny would say. It's been 2 weeks already and I'm thrilled beyond all understanding. Best job ever.




It's bittersweet, though, because I had to leave my dear job at Moon River. I love that store and those people to bits. They threw me a surprise goodbye dinner party, complete with pretty dresses and a puppet show in 3 acts. A PUPPET SHOW.



I was at the botanic garden snapping photos when I realized I did basically this same rotting november roses post one year ago. Funny what a difference a year and a splurge-y camera make, even if the idea is the same.


This past year has been a total whirlwind, it feels like practically everything has changed. I'm now a live alone workaholic, with more jobs and less money. More readers but less to time to write. More pressure and less energy to cope. It's all terribly exciting and nerve-wracking.

Let's continue this tangent come next november's dying roses post, okay? I'm boring myself to tears with all of this existential dribble.

30 comments:

  1. pretty pictures though. i'm kind of digging the dying foliage this year, too.

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  2. I have not felt that way yet, since I just started blogging! But I hope not! But it is nice to just take a walk outside and get a way from it all!

    Lovely pics!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  3. Life is challenging; isn't it?

    Nice pics again. Take care...

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  4. Just delurking to say hi.... and what beautiful photos! A great friend of mine used to work in a florist and I used to envy her her days no end.

    I know what you mean about the stress that change can bring. But (cue existential dribble!) I think it sounds like you are at a real turning point and I'm sure some exciting and wonderful things will be the fruits of all the stress and pressure you are under. It's often the way!

    PS - my macbook has nearly endured an 8 storey plummet many a time. One day....

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  5. i have jars full of thoroughly dead roses on the table
    just can't bring myself to hurl them into the compost

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  7. Ooh, congrats on the job. Working at Saipua sounds dreamy. And don't worry if you can't blog for a wee while - we'll still be here.

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  8. hello! congrats on the job! :) hope u enjoy it sounds really interesting too :)

    and yea i totally agree there are times u jst want to chuck ur laptop or even if u dnt want to u get lazy to blog bt then u find urself again and decide ok i wanna write something ... nothing better to express urself than writing :)

    http://extremenfabulous.blogspot.com

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  9. I know what you mean. Imagine how much time people had before the internet was invented! No blogs to write or facebook events to deal with or emails to reply to - never mind all the endless updates on our activities that seem somehow necessary.
    Ah well, we love it really. How else would a girl in Glasgow, Scotland be admiring the photos of a girl in New York?

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  10. I have to agree w/you....I think its just that time of year when things hit us... As they say, u will get your groove back...Life does get crazy doesn't it?

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  11. Well, since some of us weren't around last November to enjoy your "rotting roses" post, this one is wonderful! Thanks for doing a recap!

    As for the technological pressure you mentioned, I battle it by cutting the last two. I just blog. Wouldn't Twitter if I was paid for it. My Flickr account is only used very occasionally, as I store all my photos on a separate drive here at home. I don't believe in subscribing to all technological fads, as they are time eaters - as you have pointed out.

    Regarding your job situation, I think it's wonderful that you have thrown all your eggs in the basket that you really love. While your wallet may be thinner, your heart will be fuller and you will be healthier and happier. Good choice!

    May I ask what kind of splurge-y camera you have? I'm in the market to upgrade my silver brick and am looking for good suggestions. I love the pics you took... what are you using?

    Cheers,
    M

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  12. Congrats on your full time job! I imagine Saipua is amazing...sounds like one of my dream jobs! Thanks for sharing these beautiful roses with us.

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  13. Oh dear...don't leave us! *tap tap* anyone here?
    anyone?
    anyone?

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  14. YES, I have totally jumped off the blog/twitter bandwagon the last couple weeks. Just can't summon the energy.

    I owe you email and real mail! Both are forthcoming.

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  15. Awesome! I LOVE it when people find jobs that they actually enjoy. Wish I could... sigh. (Here comes my own dribble) I hope that by 2011 (my 25th year on the planet) I will have found some occupation that gives me more pleasure than headaches.

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  16. Aw, take an Internet vacation! It's well-deserved, I'm sure. Also, congratulations on full-time Saipua--you seem like a perfect fit for floraling? floristing? Um, you know what I mean.

    Although, I must confess, I was thisclose to working up the courage to bring you cookies at Moon River.

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  17. I just took a week or so off - I definitely know the feeling! It's not just wanted to be outside. It's so hard to find inspiration when you're tired and had a hard day. But glad you're back and congrats on the new job!

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  18. Congrats on the new job.. An exciting new beginning

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  19. pics are great and i hove to say that what you just said in the first place is definitely how i feel these days!!

    love

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  20. yay, a post! you've been missed. letter forthcoming (life just get busier and busier).

    yours, nick
    ps. you must tell us more about this puppet show, you tease.

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  21. I hear you. I love my blog but don't want to deal with the others and feel like I have to pick between what to do with my limited time.

    Your summary of more stress and less energy to cope is so dead on I can't even begin to tell you. I think it's time to jump off of the conveyer belt and go out side and play!

    Congratulations on finding your happiness!!!!

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  22. Very interesting blog. I like your writing style.

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  23. Pretty pictures ~ and that is awesome you have found your best job ever!

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  24. You have a beautiful blog, and dying roses are always worth being photographed!

    Greetings,
    poet

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  25. i think the post from november last year was the first one i read of yours so...

    happy thanksiversary

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  26. JC- Don't bother with the cookies, let's just get dinner, already!

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  27. Oh and the puppet show was about a rattle snake named sharky? speedy? something like that. It was directed, written, produced and preformed by the owner's 6 year old boy. Bravo.

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  28. Love the puppet show!

    Happy Thanksgiving and congratulations! So many people spend so much of their lives working in jobs where they are miserable. Time is definitely worth more than money so, well done and bravo my dear. The universe will reward you! :o)

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  29. Oh wow, the new camera DOES make a difference!

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  30. I know, right? How did we get so busy and stuff? I think we're both in much better places than we were a year ago, despite the drastic changes. Sometimes more time does not = more happiness. Sometimes busy is terribly fulfilling. I hope you're good darling. XO

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