Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Today and yesterday I have really been in a foul mood. Unusual for me but I had a foul weekend and today was even worse. This weekend we painted the room from "hell". It was hot pink with even hotter pink flowers painted in enamel! UH! Five coats of primer and two gallons of paint cannot kill these flowers! We have guests coming this weekend and I want the room to be nice for them, but I still cannot kill the flowers. What to do? Is there a lesson in this for me? Maybe it is just to not ever buy another home with painted walls. The homes previous owner, the man of the house, was an artist...kinda. He painted our room with tiger stripes on one wall and the second bedroom is a safari, on all four walls, the ceiling and the trim. The safari is next to go...The slowly dying pink room was 2 walls pink with the flowers and the other two were a Hawaain scene. One more coat of paint slathered on should kill it for good.

Also our computers at work are not working right. Plus in general I think they just don't like me. They are outdated and still in black and green screens...like from 1980 or so? But they have only added to my tension.

As for the company, that should cheer me up! My best-friend who is surely all cute and pregnant and her hubby are coming for Friday night. Yea! That will put me back into a good mood. For now I think I need a study time in the Bible to set my attitude right.

I keep a nifty little tattered bound notecard book at my desk, it has traveled with me from college then from job to job. Verses are added as often as needed, but its got my favorites...I look at it often at work to change my thoughts...usually not nice, and to put me into a better mood. God only knows what will happen when my little book falls apart? A verse in my book reminds me of why I should be in a better mood...

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me. For I am gentle and numble and you will find
rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30

When my burdens are seemingly many...how much more can my burdens be than the ones Jesus was carrying on the day he told his disciples this? His burdens were light? The man was carrying the weight of the sin of the world on His shoulders soon? Light burdens??? Wow, how small all mine really are. See? The bible always puts my life right back in perspective! God is my rest, he will give me strength, even when I'm in a foul mood, God meets me right where I am! Thank God!!!

1 comment:

Jason said...

I want that room to be nice too! Hot pink flowers? I can only imagine what a pain that is! We've got that nasty maroon-ish paint in what will be the nursery...Emily's mom wants to cover it up with paneling so we don't have to put 16 coats of primer and paint on it! Sometimes a house can be such a pain! We're looking forward to seeing you guys this evening!