Friday, June 26, 2009




Happy National Stay-At-Home Mother's Day! :)

There's something I've been meaning to tell you, but well, you won't believe it. You just will not believe it.

No you won't.

What is it? I am going to repaint my kitchen again. Third time in just over one year.

I warned you that you wouldn't believe it.

Yes, the green is just too dark. The sun shines in the kitchen only 2 (or so) hours each day and those times are glorious, bright and pretty. But the remaining 22 hours, well, it's like a cave in there--and who wants a cave-like kitchen? And the stripes I was painting? Shudder. I painted some more, they turned into a big stripey mess, and with the dripping paint brush in my hand I thought: I. Hate. Painting. Stripes.

Grace was not helping me paint those stripes. She sat in a different room shaking her head because painting stripes was Debra's idea and Debra's ideas nearly always lead to bad times, disasters and pity parties. Grace never suggested stripes in the first place--and deep down--I knew that.

So I stopped painting stripes. Of course, I could have forced myself to finish them, struggling and murmuring the whole way down the wall, for after all, God has given me free will and I can be stupid if I wish. But I'm no fool. I've learned to leave things alone if Grace has gone away (or if she never showed-up in the first place).

So here is what I'm thinking is Grace's idea for my kitchen. I believe she wants me to paint the top half (over the white tile) a similar autumn gold which I used in our dining room. I love that room. I make-up excuses to spend extra time in that room. So I'm thinking autumn-gold in the kitchen will finally, finally make me happy.

And if, truly, autumn-gold is Grace's choice, then all will be well in my kitchen, indeed. Finally.

Life rolls along more smoothly when I listen to Grace at the beginning of any project or relationship... and somedays I recall that better than others.




7 comments:

Tracy said...

May your soon-to-be-repainted kitchen bring you sheer joy, Debra! I'm sure it will look lovely. :)

Pearl said...

Oh yes gold or light yellow will make it a happy sunny place!! I agree with your wisdom my dear. Of course it doesn't matter what I agree with its your choice and what a good choice!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

So glad you decided not to stay with the green kitchen, if it didn't work out!

Glad you realize how much your dining room color is a resonating-with-you color!

And glad you plan on finding a similar color, for painting your kitchen.

Do you see a pattern, in my comment? I use 'YOU' where you use 'Grace.' :-) Because I see it, that to Find Our Bliss, we have to listen to "Inside Of Us." Listen to the "you" in one's self. Our own Bliss, is 'written' in us. If only we would listen...

IMHO, that is. :-)

'Aunt Amelia'

Anonymous said...

I had light yellow for many years in my former home. I loved it. It was sunny even on a rainy day.

Wilma

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to see it! I am sure it will be just as lovely as your dining room.

Myrna said...

Hmmm, I like the idea of autumn yellow. I just recently painted my kitchen butter yellow, and am SO happy with it!!
p.s. wish I had your energy to paint as often as you do!! You must have biceps of steel!! ;-)

Judy said...

Yellow works for me. I love the colors from the 30's and 40's and I've found that they seem to always go with some shade of yellow.

But, to get my ENTIRE kitchen yellow will take me quite some time as the former owners seemed to have the idea that wallpaper was made to STAY PUT.

Thankfully, my husband loves to paint and thinks nothing of changing colors at his whim.

I've got 'shortbread' on the walls. It's working with the gold flooring and the 50's blond wood cupboards.

Makes me happy!