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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gray but Okay

Yesterday I spent much of the day sanding and priming my piece of furniture that is currently under-going an update. During the project I spent a lot of time reflecting on things - things that make me sad and things that I'm thankful for. Our small group just lost a member on Tuesday. Muire Parham passed away after being in a seizure-induced coma. She had been battling brain tumors for 3 years. While I was thinking about her precious family, I was reminded of how precious my family is to me. My Mom called and I talked to her a little. I told her about Muire and we reflected on my Mom's own illness (Stage IV breast cancer a little over 2 years ago). As we talked, we both agreed that we didn't understand why God chose to heal her (Mom) but why He doesn't heal others.

I am so thankful for my Mother's health (she has been cancer free for about a year and a half!). I am also very thankful for my husband, his family, my own dear family (this includes my close friends) and, of course, my sweet puppy.

I am still working on my furniture up-date. Hopefully tomorrow will render the finished product.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In Addition

After a time of melancholy complacency, I have decided to "turn over a new leaf" and focus on positives in my life. This blog is a place where I will share my inspirations and as I look for joy in life, I hope to in turn be an inspiration.

I am currently starting a new project. Since we moved into our house last June our office has been a disaster area. It has become a "catch all" for everything we don't know what to do with. For those of you who know me, you know that I like to have things organized, if only an organized mess. Well, this room, my friends, is not even an organized mess. There lies within the mess somewhat of a smaller, closer to organized mess, but all in all, I have not a clue what is contained in that room. However, I have been inspired to clean it out and really get it organized. My starting place is a piece of furniture I have had since high school. My parents bought it for me and I painted it myself (pictures to follow). Dave doesn't like the way it is painted and I must confess I also believe it is time for an update for the dear piece of furniture. So, I will be painting it tomorrow. I am very excited about this. With being in grad school I haven't had time to be very creative lately. I am very much looking forward to letting my creativity out of where it has been held hostage within me. Look for before and after photos tomorrow....

Where to Start

I think I am ready to join this world of blogging.....I guess time will tell.

After carefully (or not so carefully) considering this endeavor, I have decided to start a blog. I think it will be a journal-type about my life. There are many things in my life that I tend to need to reflect upon and I feel this blog will be an outlet to help me look at things in life in a more positive light.

That's it for now.