Sunday, October 25, 2009

Been Working & Havin Tummy Aches

Hello all, went to a birthday party for my two nieces on Saturday. I do not know how my sister managed it, but both her girls were born in October. We went skating at the roller rink and then had lunch with cake afterward. Everyone had a wonderful time, but talking about our upcoming move was sad. The reality of leaving family behind is heartbreaking.

This afternoon I was reading on a website about staging a house to sell. I got some good tips. It said to disassociate myself with my house. So the Little Blue Cottage is no longer my home it is just a house. Sniff. But the Lord gave me this verse, Psalm 119:37 "Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way." This verse really spoke to me. After all, my beloved cottage is just an earthly dwelling. The Lord is seeking to loosen my grip on earthly things causing me to grow closer to Him. Thinking on this, I realize this is a pretty awesome thing! Okay, back to the tips, I have to de-personalize, which means taking down family photos. Then I have to de-clutter to create a sense of spaciousness. We are also making some small repairs right now. Here below is a picture of my powder room this past spring and then a current one.

This is the powder room with a wallpaper border.

And this is the powder room now with the border ripped off and patching. The border was peeling away in spots. I am going to paint where the border was and then paint the base board white. I am hoping that this bit of work will help my tiny powder room feel more spacious.

I hear my wind chimes ringing; that means the Santa Ana winds are blowing. I checked the weather in Denver, Colorado; they are expecting snow showers. Having lived in California all my life I don't know what snow showers are. Will I prefer snow showers to Santa Ana Winds? Hmm. In other news my tummy has been acting up real bad. It is not fun to eat right now. I only had two meals today and they were not that big. I hate it when it gets like this! We will see what the physical therapist says this coming Friday.

4 comments:

Cherie said...

Hi Becky, yes the light snows hit us today here in Colorado. I am anxious for you to come this way so that we can possibly meet. I would love that. I am sorry that you are having issues with your tummy tonight and hope that you feel a bit better quickly. Much love to you. Cherie

Susan said...

Hi Becky; just saw you pop up at my place and thought I'd come visit you for awhile :) I am sad for you having to leave such a sweet house - that must be so difficult! But you have such a good perspective on it. I am really anxious to see the successor to the little blue cottage ... maybe red chalet in the mountains? Whatever, I know you will make it a special home.

fairmaiden said...

Hope you are feeling better. Praying for you<><

outdoor.mom said...

I wonder if the stress is affecting your digestion. Keep spending time with God. God has a good plan for your life. I will say a prayer for you :-) It was hard leaving my sister in another state.