Saturday, June 29, 2013

New Little Nightstands

Well how fun is this.  Art didn't like what we were using for nightstands in the guest room.  He was 100% correct.  When we cleaned out the room he suggested we not return them to the room. They were awful  but it is what we had.  I decided to look around for something to replace them. I went all over.  I didn't want to spend a lot of money for something that would just be o.k.  I got online and  found the perfect little nightstands.  They match the headboard/footboard perfectly.  Thanks to Miss Five signing Art up to be a prime member with Amazon, shipping was free.  

They came "assembly" required.  Poor Art is up to his eyeballs with remodel.  He said he would put them together after the remodel. And being the patient person I am, I decided to give it a try and put them together.  "Assembling" is not my forte in any way shape or form.  But.... I did it.  The look great.  Here is one of them.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

And the addiction hits the skids

Well today I found I out amoung some other things I have prediebetes. Holy cow shut the door.  The good news is reversible.  The bad news is I have to give up my addiction of Dr Pepper.  So very sad!  I drink it because I love the taste.  As a true addict, I spent a couple hours justifying why I need to put off quiting. You know things like I just went to Costco and bought a couple cases...... I don't really have to quit I could just limit it to a couple times a week.  But the reality is I have to stop and make other lifestyle changes. I know I can quit.....heck I've done it lots of times.  Oh it is going to be a long couple of months dealing with the lifestyle changes.

Hey....imagine this.  A glass of ice.  The sound of a can popping open, and then the sound of it pouring over the ice.   Oh man an ice cold glass of Dr Pepper.

Yes it is going to be a long couple of months.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Move Forward

“If Life Gets Too Hard To Stand, Kneel.” 

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.” 
― Gordon B. Hinckley

I am always amazed that I am amazed. The past couple of weeks I have been presented with some changes and challenges.  It has been a rollercoater of emotions.  Although the changes are good they come with some big challenges.  As I struggled with my inadequacies, I often felt overwhelmed and unsure.  But as I was studying, and hoping to magically find a solution, I came across these quotes. The interesting thing about it, was I had been praying for help.  But when I read these quotes, I realized.... I am so not alone and Heavenly Father is aware of me and those around me and it will all work out the way he wants.  I just hope I don't get in his way.   Amazing how that works.  I sometimes I forget but amazingly enough I always get reminded.  So I will move forward with faith and do the very best I can.