Monday, 20 December 2010
With the snow being a few changes to our best laid plans, we had time to sit and plan a budget for our kitchen re-furbishment. We don't have an insulted or heated space so the kitchen is particularly painful to live with this season. The quotes we are getting in have been higher than we budgeted for. This means we have to stick to careful planning and re thinking how our budget is spent. Honestly, the things we liked just cost too much to do. Armed with my books, tear sheets and pinterest we have come with ideas. I will try to credit these images later, as I have forgotten to book mark them!
Friday, 17 December 2010
Today is the last day of school, tomorrow is the start of family get togethers and from then on, we will be together seeing friends and celebrating the birth of Jesus. So armed with my list I am slowly working through it, but I am still distracted by pinterest.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Lately I have been thinking about God in the midst of great pain, great heart break, great suffering. I found the last few weeks my dear friends and some new friends have had overwhelming heart break. But the truth in it all is that God was found in the centre of the grief. I cannot imagine the pain. I am not sure that I would be able to be as gracious and trusting. So with all the questions that our hearts carry, some unspoken and some asked over and over again. I am slowly seeing the great comfort that God gives, the great peace He gives to still anxious minds and broken hearts as the tears fall.
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Last night R and I talked about living with less starting on New Year's Day. Ideas of homemade jams and pickles and doing things for free got us excited. He then cheekily suggested that we have a blow out the weekend before New Year. However we approach this coming year I really hope I won't concern myself with planning and thinking this through too much. My desire is that it releases our creative side and gives us more time for the things that are important to our values and passions.
Monday, 6 December 2010
All be it that the days have been grey, we have been adding a little a colour into the days....mainly in the form of orange satsumas. We made some ice pictures, played snowballs and sat in front of the log burner. In all honesty I feel a little mixed up about Christmas, I am so aware of those that will be missing their loved ones at this time of family. The child in me is full of excitement over putting our tree up and wrapping presents. Give me a few days to ponder on whether or not I do some shopping ideas....if not I will try to be a bit more festive and upbeat!