The yellow is making our house look 3 million times better, even with just the first coat. I'm thrilled with it and grateful we didn't go with a safe, mealy-mouthed yellow. Someday soon I will show you pictures, I promise.
Oh, and I told our painting contractor our daughter's name and he just about flipped. Said, "Oh! I know Naomi. She's an amazing, hard-hitting drummer and an exceptional person!" And on and on he went. He coordinates bands in this area for gigs so he was well-acquainted with her and how lovely to hear our daughter given such a glowing review--made this mother-heart of mine smile.
Remember those Scholastic books I bought from Ebay? I just finished reading this one:
... and wow. Amazing insight, descriptions and story. Read about it here. Not for kids only! I'll now definitely order another of this author's books, an adult one called November Grass, one I'm thinking many of you might like, as well. Check it out.
Don't you just love this cooler, more colorful time of year? I do. In fact, I felt like celebrating Autumn so I actually wore a black skirt and black footless-tights to the supermarket this morning. Wore too-small shoes, though (which are headed right back to Salvation Army, trust me), but otherwise, it felt fun to dress-up, even just for buying groceries. In fact, perhaps I've found my new style. Hmm.
See? I told you--fluff. Just fluff today, but really? Lately I'm enjoying simply living, appreciating, reminding myself to focus and just reaping good things from all I've learned these past many years. So perhaps that's more than just fluff--feels stronger, deeper in real life, anyway..
God is very, very good.
And something funny.... In the same conversation, our painting contractor asked me, "Don't you drive? It seems like you're always home."
Heh. I told you I'm a homebody! :)