There is so much to tell you about, and I haven’t written a blog post in a while, so I’m not sure I can be coherent. But I’ll try.
First of all, THANK YOU to my sweet readers who checked up on me. I’m doing o.k.–some chronic illness issues and some home stresses teamed up to bring me to my knees. Sometimes we all need a little rest and a lot of prayer. My kids inherited my bizarre immune system, (but theirs are way worse), and they’ve also both been sicker than usual, so that has been a big concern and priority.
The truth is, I’ve been hiding. I’m a person that retreats inward when I’m undergoing a crisis, even a minor crisis. I don’t often enough hide within the shelter of my God, but that is where I should go first. He promises us peace. If I do that, I always find comfort.
And the changes do keep happening don’t they? There have been some big decisions and some scares, but
lots of good changes here, too. So I’ll share those! My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary with a quick getaway. He was a great sport–pretending that he was enjoying the craft fair, and the trip to multiple art supply stores. The hotel staff went out of their way to make the time special. The room had a a beautiful view, with cheese and fruit on arrival. We enjoyed little things like coffee and brownies in the club room at the hotel, while enjoying the pretty autumn view. (Picture was taken through glass with my old, not so camera perfect phone. Sorry.)
Another happy change is that the wall between our living room and kitchen has finally been taken down (well halfway), and will be finished in a few days. We’ve been living with dust and workmen all around, but what a difference this change will make for entertaining in our little house! New drywall is being sanded as I write this. We are asking ourselves why we didn’t make this change years ago.The kitchen floor and counters will be changing too. (This will be the third kitchen floor we’ve replaced since we’ve been married, but who’s counting?) Big our house isn’t, but cute it is. After many years of off and on, unsuccessful house hunting, it’s great just to be making some changes that make our current house so much more functional. And I love remodeling and decorating, so I’m having so much fun with it (all the while continuing to learn a lot about being content with what I already have. And remembering to be grateful for what I don’t have—a mortgage.)
So that’s the not so short and sweet update. Many other changes happening, but I fear this has turned into a bit of a ramble. I have many projects planned, so it feels good to be blogging again so that I will be able to share them with you.
What’s new with you?