Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rollin' Up My Sleeves

We just returned from a fabulous family vacation. Seriously, we had a blast visiting Disneyland and our dearest friends, the Dollahites. There will be more on that later. But for today, we arrived home this afternoon and already I've got some major work to do. While we were gone, our kitchen floor was gutted due to a leak....apparently this leak has been going on for years. At least they covered up the major hole. I'm not sure how I would've handled that if it was still there. I think my kids would've thought it was a great "hiding spot" for hide-and-go-seek. Yikes!

Some other things were fixed in our house as well that caused upheaval in other rooms. I'm super thankful that most of the work was done while we were gone but things are pretty dirty from the construction (a slight film of dust is all over the entire house) and our kitchen is not really functional.

Ha!! Although it's tempting to hyperventilate, the truth of the matter is, hyperventilating doesn't help anyone and in the end, it only makes me look like an idiot. The best thing to do is laugh...and then get to work. We'll figure it out.

Tomorrow, we've got to pack a bunch of stuff up, including a complete emptying of our fridge, move furniture and get things ready for the floor to be redone on Friday. And on Friday, we've got to go somewhere for the day...Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa...are you home? Will you let us in?!! I've also got a ton of laundry to do after being on the road for the last five days and we need to unload the car.

Did I mention we're going camping on Sunday with the fam?

Well, the good news is that if I didn't have tons of work to do, I'd be pretty bored. I need stuff like this to keep me out of long as I've got a Coke Zero and some Safeway Light Moose Tracks ice cream in my future, I can keep on keeping on! It's the important stuff in life you know.

I'm sure you all have tons of projects keeping you busy that involve pattering little feet, chubby cheeks, dirty bottoms and piles of laundry too. It's just the way life is. We can't see it as drudgery. Keeping busy serving others, keeps our hearts on the right track and our minds off of our ourselves. Believe me, I have NO problem thinking about myself and my own needs all.the.time.

It's good work. Faithful work. With great reward.

Speaking of rewards...see you all's ice cream time.


  1. Yes, it was a great vacation we all had in Disneyland. Dad and I were glad that we were able to facilitate your family, and your brothers and their families to make it all possible. We love you all and it was great to be with all our children and grandchildren.

  2. I see a laundromat in your future these next couple days! All loads at once! :D