Details #2-Balancing testoterone

I Live with SIX MEN!! Among them they have NINE CARS, two motorcycles, and five bicycles. There are piles and rooms and sections of my house and property that are filled with house-painting equipment, construction and carpentry tools, classic cars “projects” and giant workout equipment. This is how they would spend every weekend…

I don’t consider myself a sexist (in favor of either gender) but I cannot think of a female equivalent to the HUGE Mustang (Ford) Car Show I attended this last weekend, at least nothing with comparable sound effects! (I mean really! I needed EARPLUGS!! Every open hood meant these competitive THUNDEROUS revs! Would you need earplugs for a Quilting Show??)

So recently, to do some hormone balancing in my home (this is different than feng shui) I went into the only room in the house that is still completely MINE, my Group Therapy room and office.

I’ve had to do a lot of downsizing to make room for the newest male arrivals to my home (my son and his two sons), and in my culling, have come across a lot of saved bits and pieces from my Mom, Aunt, Great Aunts, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. So I took old lace tablecloths and made a backdrop to which I attached (with tiny white painted safety pins) all that feminine energy!

I can now sit in my pink swivel chair and look at the history of the women in my family through their hats, their hankies, their doilies, aprons, and their fabric, lace and ribbons.



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Thought a blog might help me develop better writing habits so I could finally finish my book, 16 years in the writing, but so far it's mostly photos and FUN!

13 thoughts on “Details #2-Balancing testoterone”

  1. What an incredible room you have created. Definitely a place to get yourself some balance and feminine energy. And such a tribute to the women who came before you.

      1. I don’t think you sound like you are man bashing at all. If you felt that way I doubt they would be living there! 🙂

  2. Wow, a lot of work behind that. You paid tribute to your relatives.
    But I can’t say I like that design. It’s too scary and sweet, I wouldn’t be able to sit there comfortably for even five minutes. But then I’m a man. 😉

    1. Hey I get that! I am not typically a lace or pink type woman. But I do appreciate the balance it has provided. (I often sit on the couch facing away from all the “fri-fru” as helentastic67 called it!)

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