Praises and Piddling

July 15, 2008 at 9:21 am Leave a comment

It’s Tuesday.  The children are all still asleep.  It’s 9:00AM.  Mmmmm.

I wish I felt up to the opportunity of a lazy morning, but the work of resumed painting has consumed me.  Painting is HARD work and tons of details, that’s one thing for sure. I thought I’d better get to the painting the laundry room while it was so clean.  The mountains of laundry are growing even as I write, I’m sure.

The Hub bought me what is hopefully a better organizer for that room over the weekend, and I’m ready for it to look clean and fresh.  I’m painting the visible trim now, but I probably need to get him to move all the appliances eventually to finish that and get a fresh coat on the walls.  I’ve never much liked the yellow in there and he doesn’t like the border the last owners put up.  I really want to, but I’m not sure if I’m up to the walls yet or not.  I have two rooms I still needs some second coats on already, and much of the trim in there needs a second coat today.

I wake up to go scrape off paint where it didn’t need to be:  windows, doors, knobs.  He usually takes off knobs for me, but he is staining the front door, working on that each night. I got some paint on tjhe hinges, but I may buy new ones…I don’t know.  I’d like to find some stainless ones for that room and matching knobs, but I’m unsure if I can find them, and if they will fit the existing holes.  I should have checked that before I started painting, I imagine.   Oh well.  When I’m inspired to paint, I’d better just go with that.

And…there is the patter of little feet, and not so little feet, now coming down the hall.

You know, God has been so good, answering so many prayer concerns this week, this month.  He is so big, and so good.  I hope you rely on Him.  Walking with Him has to be the biggest joy in the whole entire world. I just can’t praise Him enough lately.

One example, when my step-Dad got to Iraq, they were working on one of the airports, so they had to make the last leg of the journey by caravan.  Just a couple days after he passed, the same vehicle he was transported in, assured to them to be safe to handle fire, was hit and killed four people.  They were all headed to his camp, two of them were new and to be working under him.

Thank you for your continued prayers for his safety.

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