As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Around the House This Week

Ron was around the house this week!

Which meant that our around-the-house activities looked a little different.  

Ron put up a dinner bell near the back door. He has wanted one for years. Recently he found a good deal on one, and used some gift money he had squirreled away. We also planted some liriope along the edge of the patio, loved on Moses (our most recent "stray"), and drank iced mochas.

But the biggest around-the-house activity this week was painting the kitchen!  

Does it seem like we just did that?  Well, we did paint the kitchen cabinets in our remodel a year ago.  But the eating/living area of the kitchen had not been painted in years.  (We're not sure how many, but our son Ryan helped paint it...and he has been married for 8 years!)  It was time.  

Only the astute observer would see evidence of this project, because we kept the antique white walls/barn red wainscoting color scheme. 

Oh, but we know!  Four trips (four!) to get paint. A couple of days living with mauve primer on all of the trim. I felt like I was back in the '80's!  (Do you remember mauve?) 

Tonight, everything is put back together.  The painting is done.  Pictures are rehung.  Everything has been scrubbed and swept and polished.  I am taking ibuprofen every four hours.  

Next week, it will be back to routine around the house. I'll miss having Ron here. But homeschooling and cooking and cleaning sounds like a piece of cake.  

Vacation is hard work!


  1. Fresh and clean and all done for another good long while. So many things need sprucing up around here, but the dread of needing pills every four hours keeps me cautious. I'm icing my back now so I can get through a church service. Perhaps I should go forward and ask for a healing touch.

    That is a wonderful dinner bell and there's probably a need in your family and on your acreage...never know where those kiddos run off to.

    A relaxing Sunday and new week to you.

  2. Your kitchen color scheme is so soothing and farm house style, love it. How fun to call the gang to the dinner table with the bell. I love bells, my birdies do, too. And iced mochas, well, one of my faves. xo

  3. You are so productive! All my house could use a new coat of paint, but this summer I have GOT to paint my younger boys' room! Right now it is bright orange (the paint color said "coffee" and I was going for a subtle pumpkin -- which it definitely is not!) I just can't decide on the color.


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