Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Begin Anywhere....

We continue to tackle boxes and bare walls. ::snort:: Today we made  "skinny shakes" and took a mid-morning break in the backyard.

Poor Mr. Moose always sits on this speaker....but this speaker has never been mounted above a screen before. ::snort:: 

We found the calendar. Arielle opened it to August and LOOK....hilarious. A much needed message.

Nolan was a big help hanging things

Stacia's big job today continued to be to stomp paper and flatten boxes

We decided to go ahead and move these three cases into place. We are trying to get the history cycle of  Tapestry of Grace books onto these shelves....and we'll unpack the rest of the books when our storage shipment arrives. We're working hard to do EVERYTHING we can during our delayed school start.

Now here's a unique way to flatten boxes...where did I put my moving whip....get crackin! 

I don't know that I've mentioned on the blog how I dislike hanging things. I never get them even or in the spot they should be in.....and well....take a look at my "tea bar."  This is one side of the butler's pantry.

Michael got home from work and put up the first of our "wall decals." Unfortunately, it's going to be a bit tricky on our walls.....

But I.LOVE.IT. This has been an unwanted life verse which I finally learned to embrace in all it's facets last year...and I need this reminder....it's on my kitchen wall.  I know I've blogged the verse over the past 8 years...and while I believe the verse speaks to vulnerability and intimacy, an attitude of rest while going about life....last year God clearly told me it also means, "Stop, desist, cease activity." Stop means stop!  I did. I loved margin. I had time to fight strongholds...I'm not sure what the next two years hold...but I sense I'm to remember to carve out time to BE STILL and experience deep intimacy with Him in the silent solitude. Though chaotic people are still my natural realm.

Ah - Nolan hung the shelf - he even used a level. I nailed up the other stuff.... ::snort:: I can live with it. THIS is why I like to use tacks to hang things...but I'm using little picture hangy things this time. They make bigger messes if you have to move them - so I won't.

I planned to write about Tuesday and Wednesday but this is long enough. I'll write about today - tomorrow....

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Anonymous said...

Oh, I needed this verse this morning.

Fun to watch as your house becomes your home!


DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

It is fun to watch the house take on our personality.....quirky as that may be. Glad the verse spoke to you - never fails to minister to me.