Monday, September 26, 2011

Multitude Monday, Week XXIII

261. a nice visit from mother & co. (:
262. church time after way too many weeks
263. going over Bible Study material for tomorrow
264. lunches with friends during the week
265. cooking inspiration
266. much-needed rain
267. a hardworking husband
268. our dishwasher
269. watching our kitty grow
270. starting and finishing a book in less than 24-hours

Monday, September 19, 2011

Multitude Monday, Week XXII

251. wonderful days at work
252. the relief of ibuprofen
253. scheming decorating plans with the hubs
254. kickball!
255. patients requesting your prayers
256. being included in a prayer circle with patient/family
257. movie nights with my small family (JP, Kris, Gilly)
258. upcoming Mom visits!
259. a more organized house
260. the serving and uncomplaining husband I married

House Update: Bathroom 1

Last week after working a night shift I drove to Lowe's and stared blankly at a wall of color, unable to focus on even the names of each one. Giving up, but in need of supplies, I drove to Target..and that is where I got my second wind. I fell in love with a shower curtain and mentally came up with something that would be sure to please [my husband]. I raced back to Lowe's, found the paint color, purchased primer, brushes and rollers, and somehow made it home. But that's not the miracle.

The miracle is I was able to stay awake until 4pm, taping off the room, priming, allowing it to dry, and painting our first floor bathroom "Peach Frenzy." I hung our new curtain, cleaned the counters, lit some candles and called it a day. I texted sneaky photos to friends and my husband found me two hours later drooling on our new mattress.

You see, I painted the entire room without even consulting him. Daring, I must admit. I knew he would love it (okay that's a lie, I totally freaked out after it was all said and done with, but friends told me it would be okay and he would love it). Do you know why?




Yes, that is right.. Gator colors! The Peach Frenzy isn't as orange in natural light (seen in these photos with tungsten; it was getting later out when I finally snapped photos), and I love staring at the color when I am sitting on the toilet. (TMI?)

We are purchasing these prints:

from Society 6 by the artist Abby Diamond.

Shower Curtain

What do you think?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Multitude Monday, Week XXI

231. flexible teachers/professors
232. helpful/serving coworkers
233. spending the last dying moments with a patient
234. a super relaxing, non-stress, unplanned vacation with my husband
235. coming home to Gilly
236. coming home to Kris
237. having a home to come home to!
238. organizing/planning a Bible study
239. less is more
240. reconnecting with old friends again and again
241. friends' new relationships
242. being able to relate to a dear friend through Christ
243. our long, beautiful day in Acadia (and the three hour nap)
244. multicultural friends
245. reliability in my partner
246. flexible schedule
247. the New Hampshire White Moutains
248. dinner every night at the table
249. the luxuries of life: shampoo, hot water, Qtips
250. being cured of the post-wedding creativity lull