Friday, December 28, 2012

Still very merry.

Look what I got for Christmas Chumps!

When/if I'm ready to replace the kitchen floor???!! I've been patiently (?) waiting for almost seven years.  It's not so terribly awful, but I was thinking it would be one of the first things to go when we moved in.  However, we've found it to be quite indestructable so we couldn't justify replacing it. (I am sounding like a spoiled brat, I am so sorry!)

Then....last year, we opened up the kitchen hallway a little and added a pantry and Ken had to piece the flooring back together like a puzzle after the project.  Picture a puzzle. Now picture the jagged puzzle edges not quite meeting together. Now picture my kitchen floor. Now picture my face opening up this little gift certificate on Christmas morning which was accompanied by a couple of pieces of shoe molding trim.

I'm kinda ashamed to admit that I burst into tears. But I did. Ken laughed. I cried harder. He didn't realize how much I'd appreciate it. But I do. A lot.
I'll also have you know that I got a new ironing board, skillet pan, toilet seat cover, water filter for fridge and a fold out card/banquet table for painting.  Jealous?? :) 

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family too and that you had some nice surprises under your tree! 

I wanted to let you know that Not So Shabby is participating in an "Antique Trail Sale" on New Year's Day. I think the hours are from 11-7 that day, but you can check out NSS on their facebook page as well.
My entire booth will be marked down 10% that day! Come in and check out the leftover Christmas treasures and newly hand painted cottage style signs and furniture.
Here's a sneak peek:

And a shout out to my beautiful sister Holly who turns 40 on December 31 who is still searching for her Happily Ever After but who lives out holiness better than anyone I have ever known. I love you Howard. You inspire me everyday.


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Anonymous said...

I find myself conflicted all of the time. I think I'm going to buy new jeans or a new wall hanging for the house, then I hear of a need. I often feel guilty then and will just give it to whomever (whether it's for a family member who wore a hole thru his one good pair of jeans, or for a hurting family in need of a gift card, or the Rescue Mission). I find myself still wanting what I gave up and justifying getting it later. It is SO HARD to know if it's a sin to spend on something we don't really need, but would be really pretty, isn't it? I mean, God did give us the ability to make things homey and see the beauty in life...Thanks for letting us know we aren't alone in our struggles. I love reading Jen Hatmaker's books and blogs. I'm scared to read 7--but maybe I need to.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, yeah this was supposed to go under the later blog post...The one mentioning Haiti, Jen Hatmaker, and lighting.. Sorry Christy!

The Changing Room said...

Anonymous. Thanks for the comments. Just trying to "emerge better" and love better this year. We're in this thing together. x0x0

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