devotion to Valspar.
I wasn't around for Day Four. It was hard for me. But the task was simple and there was a well laid plan. TRIM TRIM TRIM (and door casings). Matt and his dad surprised me by redoing the window sill as well. The icky white tile sill is gone and replaced with a lovely wooden one.
Day Six had Matt and myself assembling some dusty furniture. Furniture that hasn't been used in at least three years. Yes, the nostalgia ensued. Last time this furniture was used it was adorned with pinks and greens and whites. Now, it's a completely transformed set flanked by bright blues, greens, and yellows. My mom made the beautiful crib set (the bumpers, the crib skirt, and the quilt that's on the mattress- these items deserve a post all to themselves.) and I tied the little quilt hanging on the edge of the crib.
Alright, now onto My new Favorite Room.
I have this friend. She's always thinking of others. She lives by the Spirit and tries to follow it's promptings in as prompt manner. One day this friend said, "Hey, would you like a piano?"
This question came at a difficult time for me. I was struggling, personally, with some things and all I wanted was an outlet. A good, comfortable outlet. Like a piano. Obviously, a new piano (or any piano in our case) isn't in the budget right now. So I tried not to think about how much I wanted my children to grow up with music in the home. I tried not to think about how much of an impact having a piano in my home growing up made to me. I pushed the thought aside.
Then this friend asked me, "Hey, would you like a piano?" Three weeks later, there it was. A piano in my living room. MY living room. A PIANO. I'm still at a loss for words, it means so much to me.
And now I have this. A room to melt into.
Also let me give credit where credit is due:
That evening Matt came home with those flowers you see on the piano.