Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Doing. It's Better Than Wishing.

"The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied."   ... Proverbs 13:4


*****

Still here! The living over my holiday weekend just felt too fine to take the time out to write about it. If that makes sense.

But I'm back and oh! Did you see this post  about a 534 sq. ft. house over at Cozy Little House? The entire thing inspired me, but especially this:



Having shelves on the brain lately, I so want these! Yet when I searched the photo source page, I couldn't find where they'd bought it (did the owners make it?), but after much looking, I discovered one by way of Wayfair that's close:



I'll need to buy two (and they'll not be for spices), they'll go on the end of our bottom kitchen cabinets, and already Tom and I bought the dark stain for them when we picked up the tiny shelves yesterday for above our kitchen sink. 

Like I said--shelves, shelves, shelves on the brain.

For me, this has been The Summer I Fixed What Annoyed Me. It's been three months of creativity and pro-activity instead of (my usual) complaining about what's wrong, wishing things were better and letting that complain-y attitude paralyze me, breed discontentment and make me want to buy a whole other house.

It's been a gorgeous summer here, filled with gratitude and contentment as I've watched lots of annoyances walk out the red door and disappear into the mist.




*****

Oh! Nearly forgot that three years ago today we moved into Hobbit Cottage. Can you believe that? What adventures we've had while living here and how fun to bring life back to a little house that sat vacant and lonely for years. God is good!






*****


"Do all things without grumbling or questioning..."   ... Philippians 2:14


If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so. ” 
― Lev GrossmanThe Magicians



I've wished for things and never really had the chance...It's time to stop dreaming and do something about it. You've got to know what you want, then...go.” 
― Deb CalettiThe Six Rules of Maybe



*****


Free Kindle books:


Apple Cider Vinegar: Powerful Remedies

Square Foot Gardening

Write Better

Learn the American Sign Language


*****

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn`t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour,catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore... Dream.. Discover."     --- Mark Twain

4 comments:

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Oh, Debra, I cannot believe (though I do, of course,) that it's been three years since you moved into Hobbit Cottage...Congratulations on your summer of creativity and accomplishment! Well done.

Elizabeth said...

I know... We have been in our house 3 years also, it does not seem possible it could be this long ! I love everything you have done with your home !

Anonymous said...

That's what I need to do-fix what annoys me-good plan. Love the Mark Twain quote. Joyce

Debra said...

Kristi--oh I know... it's hard to believe it's been 3 years. We've been happy here and the time has flown! Thanks for your congrats! :)

Elizabeth--thank-you! I'm glad you like what I'm doing around here and congrats to you for your 3rd anniversary at your home! I do remember that we did all our moving very close to the same time! :)

Joyce--I highly recommend this fixing what's annoying. :) It surely makes daily life a lot more pleasant. Glad you liked the Mark Twain quote!

Thanks, Ladies! ... Debra