I finally had to break down and move that big long stripey rug that was under my kitchen sink because 1) it was too big for the area and I kept fearing a trip 2) It didn't lay flat on the corners which is enough to drive a person batty without the rain outside. I was happy to score this little gold and white number from Target. It's machine washable. Hallelujah.
I have so many things in the back of my mind plan-wise currently that I don't even know where to start. Does that ever happen to you? I'm painting on old dresser in my closet this bright yellow. It might be the most fun project I've ever done. Who knew. But it's got the wheels rolling... because now I feel like I need to do something with my whole closet- like finish the trim and paint the walls in there to match my bedroom. I have a feeling it's going to be a gorgeous finished product when it's done... but that's a project for another day.
photo shoot. I want to do a huge canvas print wall and rework and refresh my gallery wall space a bit. We'll see how that goes. It's in the works as I speak though... a few huge prints ordered already and waiting to be finished during non-garland making free time. I'm a little excited about it.
And YES garlands are in production this week.... and even though all 100 are currently reserved, if you think you still want one, email me to get on the wait list because I have already had cancellations and movement on that list so you never know. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I know... you want to know about the interview Adrain had for the Ohio job. See the bags? Lack of sleep... We are all fighting head/chest colds right now which I'm going to blame the bags on, rather than worry. Ha! Adrain did the interview Monday and it was a great interview... he was the most qualified candidate and was really well prepared etc, however he is convinced he didn't get it because there are 8 local guys also applying and the gal interviewing him seemed pretty keen on "knowing" the person she hires. We'll know for sure later this week... but in the meantime, we are trying to make peace with the probable disappointment of a "no." And to the dozens of you who sent me emails on Monday letting us know you were praying for our family and Adrain's interview, I felt so overwhelmed by your love and support. Thank you for being such an encouragement to us. I read them all to Adrain and he loves you guys too! It's fair to say that I was more excited/hopeful about this possibility than anything we've crossed paths with in the past three years, and my heart keeps praying for God to just surprise the heck out of us and say "YES." (He does that sometimes....right?)Case in point- hoodlum puppy. She was a total surprise. (She starts puppy kindergarten next week. And she had better learn something there too! Her head is mostly full of air. But she sure is sweet and she does walk beside me like a champ with her little tail wagging happily.)
Claiming these words today as I try not to spin my wheels in life and all it's details and worries;
2 Samuel 7:27-29 (emphasis mine)
“Lord Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, ‘I will build a house for you.’ So your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you. Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, Sovereign Lord, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever.”