"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ---John 14:6
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Quotes and &^%*& Weather
Tracy shared this fun quote over at Facebook:
"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing; kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe in Paula Deen. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles."
(Although, my oh my, I do wish Paula Deen would use less butter for her own sake.) ツ
And here's another quote I love:
"You don't know what you don't know."
Now there's a humbling thought and one which can give us necessary patience with people who radically oppose that which we have discovered to be oh so true.
In other news, I painted more of our living room (above) and I'm loving the warmer color on the walls.
The more I change this house? The more I like it. Huge surprise there, huh?
It's disappointing, though, that I can't just be happy with ugly walls (especially ones painted years prior by others) when I'm so often writing here how attitude makes all the difference. In this one area, my attitude needs to behold freshly painted walls in order to be content. Sigh.
(Hey, no one's perfect, after all.)
And in more other news--
Those of you who enjoy thunder and lightning storms are now officially nutso-whacko in my book.
We had two huge storms yesterday--two!-- and I hated both (so did Lennon and McCartney the Cats, poor dears). Such stifling humidity and as of this morning, the southern part of our state is flooded, there are driving bans, one man was swept away from his own yard and 11,000 homes are without power.
Perhaps thunder, lightning and rain are different in your state. Gentler. I don't know. But they are dreadful here.
Yet I found myself yesterday feeling grateful for this 130-year-old house. Why? Because in all those years it must have experienced hundreds of horrible, treacherous storms--and yet it still stands strong today! The floors shook during the thunder, but they did not collapse.
What a lesson.
Remember the latest bistro table find at a yard sale? The one we were going to put on our new patio after it gets poured someday?
Well, change of plans. When I moved the table which was here in order to paint, I liked the way it looked next to the post:
So there you go.