Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I am back...

I could have called this post "How to survive hyperimesis gravidarum..." but I will not, since I find no point in telling you how hard the last 6 months has been for me - and to some extend still is. Seriously, all I want is to start actually looking forward to this baby, due the 22th September, and get my normal life back. But in the same sentimental way as the Oscars are received, I want to thank those nurses at the hospital for giving me intravenous re-hydration every Monday and Friday, and those women in the same situation, I have spend hours and hours with. There is nothing that helps more than talking to other people who really know what it is all about.



As you can probably figure out I haven't been making anything for a long time, but I have spend hours in the greenhouse, since during the spring the place was cool and calm. Some of the energy I could gather I did spend trying to make the place nice. The overall plan for the greenhouse is that it should have a sitting area, a water post, a small potting area, an espalier in the middle to create small areas within the big space, and of course shelves and tables with pots and plants. There is a door from the shop directly to the greenhouse and the plan is to have shelves with pots for sale there and maybe even other places in the greenhouse. The shelves will be of the same type as the ones in the shop so they will visually connect the two rooms. So you see there are lots of plans and also a lot of work that I cannot do at this moment...but it will come...




I bought a nice little bench from mandalay. Normally I find garden furniture used, but the last years it seem to have been more difficult to find any, and I have been in love with this bench for a while.

I thought that the greenhouse should be filled with flowers and not so many vegetables and fruits, but having spend many hours there I realize that I miss the aesthetics of vegetables. So one tomato plant and 18 basil plants have found their way into the greenhouse (I can't really eat basil now, but I am planning on a huge pesto production after the baby is born. Next year I will have a laurel bush, a peach tree, an almond tree and maybe even more. This year I bought a lemon tree, it lives in the greenhouse during early spring and fall, but stays outside during the summer.




The stove used to be in the studio, but now i have air conditioning there, so I moved it to the greenhouse. It is a really nice thing to fire it up on a cold evening.

It just started raining and I will go sit down in the greenhouse. There's nothing like hearing the rain falling on the glass roof...

13 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

Skønt at se nyt fra dig Mette. Pyh, din stakkel for en omgang du har været igennem...og jeg troede at jeg havde graviditetskvalme!!
Det havde jeg nu, men ikke så voldsomt som dig.
Hvor ser drivhuset helt fantastisk dejligt ud.

Anja said...

Your greenhouse is beautiful. How wonderful to have a woodstove in there! Glad to hear you're feeling a little better, too - I hope you'll have a lovely summer!

Maja B said...

Dejligt at du er tilbage på bloggen igen...!

Cindy said...

Dear Mette, so glad to read from you again. Sorry to hear about your pregnancy, that's awfull and 9months like that's surely long...... I hope you'll deliver your lovely baby soon. Best wishes and take care of the two of you! Cindy

Anna Allen said...

i am sorry to hear about your illness! and hope you are feeling better and better.

so happy you are back! your blog is a huge inspiration to me!

Mariannes Creative Blog said...

Hej Mette. Rigtig dejligt at høre fra dig igen og mens du har holdt pause, har jeg fundet en del meget inspirerende blogger, som jeg har linket til på min egen blog. Du er selvfølgelig velkommen til at kigge. Du har, med din skønne blog, været meget savnet her. Godt du er tilbage. KH Marianne

ali said...

oh, how i can relate to this! i, too, have been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum for oh, 39 weeks :( and i am finally one week away from having my little boy! it has been so hard to be creative and i have yet to post on my own blog in an embarrassingly long time...taking care of my little girl has been the only thing i have managed to do and even that has been a challenge sometimes! a two year old doesn't have much patience for a very tired, sick mummy! i am so happy to read that you have found comfort in making your greenhouse such a beautiful place and i am sending lots of warm wishes your way for the coming weeks...

Angie said...

Good to see you back....you were missed!

Candy said...

I'm so glad you're okay. Reading about your "morning sickness" took my back to my first pregnancy. I was so violently ill, I had to quit my job which wasn't convenient since my husband was a university student at the time. Good luck.

Ulrika said...

Mette! Vad härligt att du är här igen! Och vad otroligt tråkigt att du mått så dåligt! Hoppas allt blir lite bättre snart! Vi kan väl kanske maila lite till varandra för att höra hur allt är?
Kram!

elena gold said...

Glad to see you are back! I hope you feel better soon, it sounds awful. The green house looks lovely.

Annika said...

The greenhouse looks great. The bench is wonderful, and I can see you have a matching chair! I hope you feel better soon, doesn't sound very fun.

Anonymous said...

Happy to have you and your blog back! I actually was quite worried and I love to hear that you found a way of dealing with the hard times you are going through. The greenhouse looks wonderful already!
Elke