I had the day planned--I worked out, worked on a little project, did my bible study, had just gotten dressed and was ready to head to town for some thrifting and the phone rang. It was the school secretary telling my my youngest had a tummy ache and a slight fever. I thought, "No! I was going to have a day to myself. I had my timetable worked out. I had cleaning and exercising and working (thrifting counts as working!) in there. " "I will be there in a few minutes," I replied with a sigh.
So, I have an unexpected day at home with a semi-sick child on the couch (she seems to have a voracious appetite still!). I am trying to see the blessings in this--more time to clean, time to catch up on blogging, I am gratefulto be able to be home with my daughter. but darn it anyhow, those thrift stores were calling my name!
I did make this little project this morning. I saw it in a magazine--I can't remember which one. I found a wood silverware organizer at the thrift store for a buck. I think it was fairly old and had dovetail corners. I painted it blue and brown, decoupaged some fabric in the back and added some hooks for a jewelry display. Simple and a great way to display and organize jewelry.
The Inspired Room is having a Beautiful Life linky hook-up thingy. She is planning on doing this every Friday. It's a good chance to reflect and think about the things that I am doing to make my life more beautiful and hopefully those people whose lives I touch more beautiful. My scripture memorization is going well. How does this make my life more beautiful? Knowing God's Word and writing it on my hearet and being able to pray it for myself and others is powerful and wonderful. I have been organizing and cleaning--we took two loads to the dump-yippee! I have been either trying to spend 10-5 minutes a day organizing something or I grab 10 things (or more) at a time to donate. I have been exercising every day which gives me more energy and just a better outlook in general. And I am trying to put a positive spin on every day ordinary things, like a day at home with a sick child. Have a good Friday!