Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E is for Envy


Spring Break in Nashville (con’t.)


When I first walked into Little Sister’s (LS) kitchen in her new “Green” house and saw the wonderful stove and counter work space, I could feel myself going green around the gills with Envy. LOL! “Green” House, "Green" with Envy……sometimes I just crack myself up! Back to Envy! This is one serious kitchen with workspace and storage galore.

LS, the scientist is very conscious of global warming and the effects it is having on our planet. As a result she is totally dedicated to ecology.  Hence the “Green/Leed” house.

LS and B-I-L shed major blood, sweat and tears during the building process of their new home. It took not  the projected months but years for this dream to become a reality. Knowing the anguish she/they suffered,  all I can say is the finished product was worth it all.  It is ExquisiteThey are truly living their convictions. Unlike so many, (ahem me!) LS put her money where her mouth is. She and B-I-L are true to their beliefs. I wish I had the strength to step out of the box and go for it the way she did. Do you hear another ‘little’ touch of Envy.

Let me get back to that stove………

Look at it……



Go on admit it…. You're feeling it too!  A little twinge of that Green Eyed Monster:  Envy

26 comments:

Jules said...

WOW, a green home, not too many of those! We all should do our part and yes I'm green over that stove :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Áine Tierney said...

Sounds great. I find it hard to put my convictions where my mouth is too. I suppose I just feel that until changes are made at government policy level it is hard to create any great change in the enviromental front.
I'd go green to have that stove though!!

Old Kitty said...

It's so nice that your sister and hubby are truly living as green as possible!! Yay for them!!

Oooh that cooker is beautiful!!!! Sigh. Take care
x

Jan Morrison said...

Oy, yes, I do feel it. Oh well. Do drop in to my place on J day for more of the same...
Jan Morrison

Karen Walker said...

I am very familiar with the green-eyed monster. Awesome stove.
Karen

Madeleine said...

LOL! I just have to watch makeover/ property programmes and I'm envious of those who can afford to revamp their homes,
I'm still feeling under par, thanks, but trying to feel better :O)

Little Sister said...

Aww Ann, you are so nice, but I'm envious of your house a stones throw from the Sea in Abbeyside! We haven't got our certification yet (LEED), should be through in the next few weeks. Keep your fingers crossed for us that all goes well. http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=1988

Ann said...

Hi LS, Oops, misspelling of Leed duly noted and corrected. And fingers, along with toes are crossed.

Hi Jules, That stove has given me major I want it itis!

Hi Aine, Oh to be true to our want to be selves!

Hi Kitty, Yes...sigh and sigh again.

Hi Jan, I will see you on J day for sure.

Hi Karen, Mr Green is still lingering over the stove.

Hi Madeleine....I know, I watch those progams and the mind boggles. How do they do it?

Meika said...

That green-eyed monster is an evil little bugger. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great minds, indeed!

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, man, I hear you. It is easy when it is there and gorgeous and perfect to be envious and forget the angst it took to GET it there...

N. R. Williams said...

I try to be green as well. But I don't have a cool kitchen, just a little one with energy efficient appliances.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Dani said...

The Ireland part makes me green! Nice to meet you, fellow A-Z fool.

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Laura M. Campbell said...

I am. I love to cook and dream of an enormous kitchen for entertaining. Congrats to LS on the green house. I plan to start a vegetable garden this spring. Good luck with the challenge!

Rosalind Adam said...

I always intend to do things in a green way but it takes such a lot of effort and commitment. I do admire your sister... and as for that cooker, mine is so small that if I put a chicken in to roast there's no room for anything else!

India Drummond said...

Okay, yes. I hate to admit that I'm having stove envy, but WOW!

L'Aussie said...

Now it is a bit of a wonder you didn't slip a bit of the Irish in this one. But E for the green-eyed monster does it well. Yes, stove envy, a new one to add to my list ha ha.

Denise<3

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Melissa Kline said...

Lovely stove. Wouldn't mind having one! :)

~Melissa
Reflections on Writing

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

A green house? wow. And the stove is neat!

Doris

Trisha said...

I'm green with envy over ANYONE who has a house of their own. I can't afford one here in my town :( The stupid mining boom has ruined everything!

Theresa Milstein said...

Oooo, I am envious of this stove.

A couple of years ago, I looked at an open house in my neighborhood. The kitchen was so fantastic, I didn't know how awful mine was until I saw it. Sigh.

As a general rule, I try not to be envious. I have so many good things in my life. I'd rather dwell on that. But a nice stove... an agent... a bigger house... a publishing contract... .

Munir said...

Envy is one of the seven deadly sins. I ask for forgiveness especially after giving some one a gift wanting it for yourself is only human, especiall y if it is Vera Wang.

E.J. Wesley said...

Envy doesn't quite cover how I feel about that stove. Covet maybe? :-)

Writers and envy have a long and treacherous history I'm afraid.

Love your blog!

EJ

Manzanita said...

I'm sure it's extremely lovely but look at it like this Ann, that stove is probably bigger than yours and MORE to clean and who likes cleaning stoves????

alberta ross said...

have just read all your A-Z blogs (each day iy takes longer to visit sites!!) and thank you for making me chortle into my a.m.coffee. and will have to take on board bleedy HE Hockey Sticks - loved it.

Not envious of the stove not my thing at all but like the idea of eco house - did the same thing myself here when I retired - well as eco as can be done building regs and budget allowing!!!

Plain Jane said...

Ooooh, Ahhhhhh, drool. I DO like my kitchen, I DO like my kitchen, I DO like my kitchen...

Little Sister said...

Even the great stove cant make me as good a cook as my big sister