Thursday, May 14

2 more days

I'm moving soon.


Along with some friends who will be helping with the transition, anxiety seems to want to be my new (unwelcome) best friend. Please pray for me. I've been having some anxiety that is making for a unfocused day at work, a hard time breathing, and a desire to sleep everything away.

Matt and I know this is the right decision...but it's also hard, so please pray.


Thursday, May 7

Busy Bee

Since Matt went to Alaska I've barely had enough time to cook toast. I have been really busy, packing and sorting and planning and scrubbing. Tonight, I'll scrub again. The place I'm moving into needs a lot of TLC. A lot. I'm pretty sure it hadn't been really clean since they built it as an addition to the already large split level home- so I'll clean until it sparkles, then Saturday, I'll make it gleam and shine with new pretty paint.

I think a lot of people wonder why I would put so much effort into a room that I may only live in for six months; in a house that will some day be demolished. For me, I think it can be broken down into four principle reasons; rest, peace, beauty, and worship.

I want the confortable, warm feeling of my home (whether it is a small room or a ten bedroom house) to convey the feeling that I and my guests know they are cared for; I want it to say kick your shoes off and rest. Peace, is a bi-product of this, and for me, working full time, my home needs to provide a sense of peace. A place I come to and wind down. Also, painting a room and making it shine adds value, and I believe, evokes respect. Finally, for me, when I am caring for my home, and re-decorating from the inside out, I believe I am worshiping God for his provision; being a good steward of the gift of living in Seattle for only a few hundred dollars a month.

I will post before and after pictures.

And, if anyone wants to help paint- call me - the painting party is on Saturday.