Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Good And The Bad

The really great thing about living in a mulit-story home is: The stairs! It is like a built in exercise program. One that you can't avoid. You can't make excuses to not do...

I have been here three days and I know I have scaled the stairs at least a million times...
Well, maybe not quite a million, but almost...

The really terrible thing about living in a multi-story home is: The stairs!

You don't have a choice, no matter how you feel, you have to climb the stairs if you want to access half of the house.

I know that will slow down a bit once everything is unpacked and in its place. But for now, I am very sore. Just like I have been running a marathon. Well, I've never really run a marathon, but it is how I imagine you would feel after running a marathon...


The unpacking is going at a slow pace, but coming along. There are still tons of boxes sitting around waiting to be opened and spill their contents into our new home, but not so fast...
I am going to scrutinize everything before it takes up residence in this place. Not everything will be welcomed into our new life here. I am going to cull some things and try to pare down a bit and I figure that this is the best time to do it, before it has a chance to escape and find a place to put down roots. Because once it takes hold, it is hard to get rid of...junk is kind of like Kudzu...give it a little space and it will take over the entire place.

Noah and the dogs are really enjoying their new back yard. And I am enjoying the quiet. We were living on a busy street, now we are in a cul-de-sac in a subdivision well off the main road. So far it has been nice a quiet, like living in the country again.

Well, I just finished frying some bacon and cooking biscuits, (no, they weren't from scratch, just from a can), now I need to do a few things. Oh maybe not, it is Sunday morning...the sun is shining and the temp is nice, maybe I will just relax and enjoy the day. I would usually be hurrying around trying to get everyone ready for church so we wouldn't be late, but since we just moved here, I haven't found a church yet. So this will be a rare Sunday to just relax and slowly move into the day.

Thoughts For The Day
The best way to make children good is to make them happy
~Oscar Wilde~
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes
~Hugh Downs~
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity
I asked God for strength that I might achieve. I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health that I might do greater things. I was given infirmity that I might do better things. I asked for riches that I might be happy. I was given poverty that I might be wise. I asked for power that I might have the praise of men. I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life. I was given life that I might enjoy all things. I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I hoped for. Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I am, among all men, most richly blessed

1 comment:

AGK said...

The stairs leading to our front door about killed us when we were moving in. Now I like them as a daily exercise (out to the car, back up, back to the car, and back up -- 4 times on school days!). But ummm...yeah...stairs for when you're moving and unpacking? Hate 'em!


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