These were always my burning questions. And they always created space for deep reflection, privileged sharing, and perhaps deep annoyance...Haha. But it was my life's work, to a point, right? Inviting such disclosure, and reflecting back what brilliance, gift there was inherent within.
"But HOW did you get here? How did you arrive at this conclusion? At this thesis statement? With this imagery? What shaped your thinking? What were your questions? What was your process?"
And so it here - within my own home. Within the pages of this blog: Exposure, sharing process, disclosing thinking, documenting journey. Reflecting back.
What follows are the pictures of 1188 Juno's transformation process from this past eight weeks.
I've likened this journey to that of Diablo Cody's title character, in her movie, "Juno:"
A young woman, pregnant with life, preparing to offer up her child for another to care for.
I offer you all, as friends, readers, fellow contemplatives, the following images of my own journey preparing for the new parents of this babe, 1188 Juno.
Pray that she is received well, and cared for, eh?
That which occurs naturally in basements: efflorescence ("the state or period of flowering" OR "the resulting powdery substance or incrustation") is tended to!
When adherence becomes a problem, installation of the tiles messy, John seeks new supplies to remedy the sitauation...WE NEED THINGS TO STICK!
Let's celebrate the neater, cleaner, more simple and gloriously executed Living Room repairs!
The Main floor is always a bit easier....
How about a little "Dusty Trail" carpeting to go with the Dusty Trail paint?
It doesn't get much more straight forward and meant to be than this...
A brand new roll of Dustry Trails...How perfect is that color with the tile in the kitchen?
It's going to all come together!
Paulino bearing the Empire Today GUARANTEE!
(Can I get one of these for this next part of my life, please?)
Phil from Empire Today arrives with the sub-floor.
(How many of us know about sub-flooring? The layer underneath that supports...?)
All those teaching files and libraries from my home and classroom: here! Organized and neatly stacked....Bring it on Home and Garden TV! Clean Sweep is Melissa's Basement!
Woohoo! Passing Approval!
Blessing the basement!
This all began with CSJ Sister Jill Underdahl's prayerful words and nudging...
It only seems fitting that my dear CSJ Conscociate, MP, would arrive at the end to praise the work...
Now, it's all in the hands of this guy...(St. Joseph was Jesus' "Foster father" right? If he could hold that baby, couldn't he hold Juno and her new owners? eh? )
The beautiful, The Magnificent! Arlo Dissette! Realtor Extraordinaire!
If it's not in St. Joseph's hands, then this guy's for sure!