Tuesday, January 29, 2013
2012...in Pictures (July)
Sweet Sister came down with a fever this past Friday. Monday morning she was still running fever and looking quite puny. Turns out the poor thing has Scarlet Fever! I can't remember the last time she was this down for this long. She's turning the corner. Yay! And I am utterly struck by the wonderful blessing antibiotics and modern medicine are! I mean, years ago this was a common cause of death. I am thankful for a pediatrician who would sing with my child while swabbing her throat. My precious girl. I am so thankful to the Lord for His provision. What could've been life threatening is a mere inconvenience. How amazing.
As of Sunday night we had use of our new countertops. (Yay!) The kitchen is back together, but we still have to do a little painting, the backsplash, and put up crown. Woop woop!
However, the rest of the house is in an utter state of chaos. We turned the den/library into a dining room/kitchen while ours was out of commission. The floors. Oh dear. My socks are sticking to them right this very moment. Seriously. From yogurt? I think...gross.
Okay...so when we moved into this house, we downsized by a few rooms...a playroom, office/homeschool room, nursery, laundry room, bedroom, and breakfast room. Wow. That's a lot. And figuring out how to make our new space function and serve us has been challenging. I miss those spaces. A lot. One of the biggest challenges has been figuring out where to "do art." We don't have a designated spot and art is something we do a lot of. I mean, there are art projects going 24/7.
As I pondered this, I've realized that I'm not real happy with the set up in our den/library. Actually it drives me crazy. We put our old breakfast room table in there and it is always a mess and it feels so very out of place. I was rolling all this around in my head and decided to haul said table up to the girls' room in lieu of the love seat currently in there. I gathered all their art supplies from all over the house and put them on that table top. And wha-la. I am liking it. They are loving it. The two youngest spent two hours up there this afternoon. Oh yeah.
So the den/library is wrecked. But that's ok. We'll get there. I have to live with things a bit sometimes to figure out what works. And for now, we'll be homeschooling in the dining room. Yep. That makes me kind of excited.
I'm excited to see where we land. I know it'll be good. It just takes time.
2010...in Pictures (July)
2009...in Pictures (July)