Saturday, March 26, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The sky is falling?

No, the sky was not falling. While I was outside painting this morning I heard a loud thump,thinking that it was probably a dead limb falling from this huge oak tree in our back yard.
Much to my surprise, it was this!!!
It had fallen out of the tree, right next toEdgar(our dog)!
This is the snake stretched out across the limb after he had climbed back up into the tree.
We are guessing that he was at least 6 feet long!
I know you must be thinking, why is he not dead?
I was asking my sweet husband the same thing, to which  he replied that it was a good snake and he just didn't have the heart to get rid of him. The idea of that dropping out of the tree next to me is not a pleasant thought at all. He has promised if he drops in again, he will have to go. Check out how calm the bird is! That was my excitement for the day, how about you?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pitfalls of Perfectionism and other Random Ramblings

I finally decided that it was time to post once again. I have not quit blogging, not to say I didn't think about it. I am not sure there is anyone out there still reading.   I guess there hasn't been anything  to read, now has there?

Remember this?

 Well now we have this!
I wish I could report to you that all is finished, and all is well, but alas, it is not. The counter top has been wrong twice, and just when I thought we were past counter top issues, there is a spot on one side where the laminate is separating. It has been a slow process, especially when I have done most of the painting on the existing cabinets
Here's where pitfalls of perfectionism come in.
 My eye seems to be drawn to every imperfection, and I have had to decide what I can let go of, and what has to be fixed.
There were some paint issues on the doors. Corrections made. They are not perfect, but I still love the way it looks.
When you are paying someone, I guess my standard may be too high?
The bead board is great, however the installation...not exactly what I was hoping for. But it is getting there. A little more caulking, and touch up. It is looking like a totally different kitchen.
Beginning a major project during the holidays is difficult, however, this was the best time for us.

I even celebrated the big 50 while I was away!
My husband brought me my favorite cake, and we celebrated quietly, just the way I like it.

Other things that have been going on:

  • I helped give a couples shower/dinner for a friend that got married last weekend.
  • Last weekend spent helping prepare for the wedding reception. I was the coordinator, of the food that is.
  • My son is home until his next move to Seminary in the fall, at least that is the plan. It has been a joy to be able to spend more time with him.
  • I am reading through the Bible with our church. It has been a blessing. I have never read through the complete Bible. I am learning a lot, mostly God is speaking to me about many things.
  • I am learning to crochet. That has been fun!
  • My cute grandson (and his Mama) have been to visit several times during all the mess.
  • My parents are coming Friday, so I am trying to do some intensive cleaning!
I warned you that this would be random. On another note, I am wanting to change things up a bit here. Not sure yet, exactly what that means, but I know I do want my writing to be meaningful and encouraging to others.
For now I will close, and promise not to be so long in posting again.
Blessings to you all.