Thursday, April 17, 2008
Since returning home from San Antonio April 2, I have been busily occupied. While I was at the conference, I got to thinking about how I use my time. I really needed to evaluate my own priorities ~ the real ones ~ the ones that are lived out. It is so easy to pour time into things that take me away from my purpose ~ that as wife, mother, and homemaker. That is why my blog has been neglected.
As a homemaker, I really need to be sure my home is inviting to my husband. It is his castle: it is his labor that provides it, and my industry that makes it his home. To this end I have purposed to invest my time. If the Lord wills me to do anything in addition to this, He will enable me to do so through His blessing.
On Monday morning, my diligent, hard working son Tristan, began painting the kitchen. In the picture above, you will see the windows that look out into the east garden. (I hope to show you pictures of that garden's progress in the next few days.) The whole house was painted white, but I really love color on the walls. So I chose a bright, clear blue based lemon yellow for the walls, and put a blue on the 10 foot ceiling.
I love the way the dark wood stands out with this yellow. I would have chosen to have pretty white glass-fronted cabinets, but I am very happy with these! They are solid wood, and custom made for this house. You can see into the pantry that is nearly finished.
We have a way to go, as you can see. Collin is my "trim" man, so he will come in now and paint windows and woodwork. Tristan is going to start painting the dining room today! I sure hope I can keep up with these boys!