One year, he made me a cabinet for my dining room and painted it this apple green. (He likes woodworking.) The color totally clashed with the walls . . . so (of course) I got a whim and repainted the walls.
Actually, John repainted with my direction, and a little help.
Well, the fresh coat of paint in the dining room made the entry wall look dingy. We repainted the entry, which flowed into the living room, which flowed into the kitchen. (Are you getting the drift?)
During John’s birthday week the whole downstairs got painted, and John got no rest. He hasn’t taken birthday week since.
John claims work is easier than a woman’s painting frenzy.
Lately, I felt like my life has been in the same type of frenzy. Unfortunately, I don’t have any nice, freshly painted walls to show for it. Yet, little by little, things are getting done.
The word count for my next novel is nearing 30,000 words. I’ve been getting great feedback from Gen Xers concerning their marriages for an upcoming book. (And if you’re interested and fit the category, let me know!) I’ve been promoting my new books by doing approximately 3-4 interviews a week. I have 1/2 my Christmas shopping done. And, best of all, I’m getting to know my three sisters who are AMAZING.
Whew, it makes me feel better just to write that list. And I encourage you to do the same. Today, before focusing on your to-do take time to write out you “DONE with the strength and grace of God” list … then, at the bottom write a big, “Thank you, God!”