Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Patience and Paint, At Least In the Near Future

Two friends posted something about patience today on Facebook. Two friends who don't know each other. One is the sister of one of my bestest friends and the other is one of bestest friends who I had the pleasure of seeing last week but actually lives far away. (Wonder if she got The Office reference there?!) Anyway, I was struck with the randomness of these two girls and their comments about patience. And the difficult time I am having with my own patience this week and I know it will be tested even more over the next few weeks.

Merriam-Webster defines patience as:  the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient

But I really like what Wikipedia says: Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances,

So why is my state of endurance under difficult circumstances?

This is what I was dealing with all day yesterday, last night, today and again tonight.

I know, I know, why do I have ALL three children sleeping in one room?! Yesterday morning I had three great helpers taking all the Christmas decorations down and then we cleared out the girls room.

 I remembered to snap some "Before Pictures" but only after having moved Bookworm's bed.

Do you see Monster moving the rug all by himself? He is such a GREAT helper!
Gypsy and Bookworm are so excited to sleep in Monster's room. Unfortunately they keep asking me "Where are our new beds?" and "What color is our room going to be?" Nap time and bed time have been less than exciting for Brad and me, but I just keep reminding myself it is only for a few weeks at most.

Yes we are painting, rearranging and building. Bookworm is to big for her toddler bed and I just can't find what I want in a bed so we are turning to Ana White! We are building Ana's Simple Bed with some of our own modifications and a trundle bed. We are also building two Six Cube Bookcases but will be making them look like built-ins.

I have been researching like crazy about painting unfinished furniture, that is where my stress is coming from the most, well that and three giggling children who won't go to sleep.

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 (New Living Translation)

 8 Finishing is better than starting.
      Patience is better than pride.

 9 Control your temper,
      for anger labels you a fool.

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.

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