Monday, April 23, 2012

Maybe I Need a Brace

This is just really sad.  Am I really this out of shape?  And when I reveal what is actually sore, you'll nod your head in agreement, yes this is sad and yes, you are out of shape.  We have been looking for the "perfect" chair for the casita bedroom and we have found some we really like.  The chairs were perfect, the prices not so much.  I finally decided that I would repaint the rocking chair we put in there just for the sake of not having anywhere else to put it.  Being that I am not the crafter type person I put a question out on FB and received a lot of help to know how to proceed with the project.  Saturday we picked up primer and spray paint and Sunday once it cooled down a bit we began the project.  I am so glad to be married to a man who doesn't mind tedious projects.  He had the cushions covered and he did them right whereas I would slap dash something on it and then be mad later that paint got on the cushion.  Actually, I would really like to recover the cushion.  Another project for another day, a day when I will actually go buy fabric from the material store.  A day when I actually take the time to measure everything.  Hmmm....maybe Roy should go to the material store.  So, back to yesterday.  The chair took two cans of primer and today when I began spraying the chair with the first coat of paint, the pain in my wrist and forearm were unbearable.  I started spraying left handed.  Oh tis a fine, fine steady hand left handed...NOT!  Anyway, it was time to take a break and give the old arm a rest. 

Yesterday was our first time back to church after all this "business" with my dad began.  I am so thankful and grateful for kind friends who before the first inquiries into any news of the situation or how we are doing was prefaced with, been praying for you, let me give you a hug and let us just love on you.  In stark contrast are the very few and theirs is more the "need to know" and really couldn't care less about what's really happening on a personal level.  They just wanted the story and to make their sarcastic, "teasing" remarks such as, so that's how you built your house.  Excuse me, we built this house long before the untrue accusations from my father began. 

As for the situation, it seems to be taking a different spin.  It's kind of like at church when the announcement of the new start time for the 9:30 service and the 8:20 and 9:30 Life Bible Studies proclaimed that parking would be relieved for the 11:00 service.  It didn't add up, how did moving everything 15 minutes clear out the parking lot?  Soon you didn't hear a thing about the parking lots when the new time change was announced.  The new spin was so much more spiritual,  so much more personal it was so the Holy Spirit could move in the service if He so desired cause now He had an extra 15 minutes.  So the untrue and unfounded accusations by my father didn't hold water and his new "take" has taken a more personal sounding spin.  It really doesn't matter what spin the story takes with him, the outcome stays the same. 

When Kelly Minter spoke at the Abundance event last month she talked about the difference between building and rebuilding.  The difference is there is rubble when you rebuild.  There's a lot of digging and sorting when rebuilding takes place.  She said we are called to be re builders.  As I have prayed, thought through the path I find myself upon, I've been encouraged by God's Word.  Especially passages in Isaiah.  Isaiah 57:14 says, " God says, rebuild the road!  Clear away the rocks and stones so my people can return from their captivity."  "He is good!  His faithful love endures forever!"  II Chron 7:3 is my response.  I'm not talking about trying to rebuild a relationship, but the road to continue on following the Lord, being used by Him in spite of a painful past and being a blessing.  Think I'm going to pull out Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley for review. 

Will Smith, yes Fresh Prince of Bellaire and Men in Black, is a great person to follow on Twitter.  He has so many wise and insightful quotes.  I liked this one from Saturday, "Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.  Laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what you cannot change."  I'm letting go of what cannot be changed and rebuilding the road to freedom in Christ. 

On a whole different note, I love my iPhone!  Laurie M is coming out to the Rancho de Five tomorrow and I'm getting another tutorial along with breakfast.  I have to say I like this phone so much more than my Android one.  I have had a blast playing with it while I ran errands.  No, I didn't text and drive.

1 comment:

courtney said...

Debbie and I spray-painted file cabinets for Bill one time. I thought my finger would never recover. That was some kind of pain. So don't worry - it's not just you!