Thursday, December 23, 2010

Edgar has arrived!

We picked up Edger Tuesday, and he is making himself right at home. Stella is still trying to figure out why he is here, she has been the top dog since Nick died this summer, so she has been a little bit ornery on occasion, but they seem to be adjusting well. Edgar is a mixed breed with some spaniel and retriever. He seems to be very loving and gentle. He has been a little homesick but hopefully he will come to know this as home.

How could  you resist this face?
In other news the kitchen is coming along, still slowly. I painted the first coat of paint on the outside of the cabinets and it will take a little longer to dry. It has been a topsy turvy mess here, and I am ready for things to be in order once again. I have been reading this and I am ready for some simplicity around here.
 Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider is worth reading. Her approach to simple living is realistic for everyone. After cleaning out my kitchen for the work that needed to be done, it became very obvious to me that it was time for a little simplicity. We had the huge yard sale about two months ago, but it is time to go a little deeper. She addresses the energy and time that it take to care for all of the accumulated stuff, and determining whether or not it is worth it. I encourage you to get a copy, especially if you are sensing the need for more simple living.
This will probably be my last post until after Christmas, so here's wishing everyone a blessed Christmas!


Victoria said...

Hmmm sounds like I need to get that book! I do spend a lot of time and energy moving my "treasures" around.

Hope Edgar settles in really soon!

Merry Christmas!

Smelling Coffee said...

He is adorable! Merry Christmas to you, Jackie!


Runner Mom said...

Edgar is just absolutley ADORABLE!!! How cute!!!! He will love his new home. And, I think I need a copy of that book! Jackie, praying that God will bless you and your family this Christmas.
Love you!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Now girl, that's a great Christmas present!!! Yep, I can see just how ya'll couldn't resist that face! He's gorgeous.

Ya'll have a very blessed and Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter and fudge baby, heaps of rich delicious fudge!!!

Melinda said...

What a cutie!
I think we are all craving n organized simplicity. Sounds interesting.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh... he is so, so sweet!

Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

Edgar, you have the most adorable face.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Bonnie said...

Precious! Love your blog. Didn't see a follow button.

Jennifer said...

Welcome Edgar! And, I agree - no one could resist that face! I'm sure it will be right at home very quickly! Enjoy those bonding he steals your hearts!

Looking forward to seeing that kitchen in the new year. Hope it is a wonderful year ahead for you and all your loved ones. A great year to - yes, simplify - and focusing more on eternal priorities.

God bless, Jennifer

Jen Kershner said...

Oh dear! What a sweet face. You are so in trouble.

Tara said...

How cute!
Will have to give that book a look see.