I am still in the throes of unpacking, and at the current rate I'm going, I'm hoping to be unpacked in time for Christmas...but even that is questionable. I look around and when I consider all of the things that are still waiting to be opened and put into proper places, I just want to go outside and sit on the deck and forget about it...
This was our view last evening after the hurricane had passed by, leaving us with a gorgeous sunset and balmy breeze.
Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about "An Interesting Coincidence?" HERE...
Well, here is my real front door after being painted...and actually we hired some guys to paint our door and shutters... They gave us such a good deal that we couldn't refuse. If it had been left up to us to get it painted, again it would probably be Christmas before we got it done, if then...
They did a great job and I didn't have to sweat a drop...
Some of you have wondered if I will have a place for The Secret Garden here at our new home. Well, the special bench made it,
and this is the view from its current vantage point:
I may still move it to a little more secluded spot but am waiting for cooler weather to clear that area out a little more to make it more appealing for sitting and praying, reading, meditating on God's Word. So for now this is better and not as "buggy". When you live in Florida that is always a consideration when sitting outside, especially in summer.
We have already "christened" our house with the first birthday party for our oldest son.
His sweet wife helped make our dinner of lasagna and also made the delicious cupcakes for his cake. We are enjoying having them live about a mile away from us...such a blessing to have family near.
We are still using paper and plastic products, but we did dress up the table with candles for dinner! Took a few minutes to find them and the candleholders, but it was worth the search.
As you can see in this picture below, there are still many boxes stacked up in the kitchen waiting to be unpacked. That was last week, and it still doesn't look much better. As I said earlier, I've been a bit under the weather, and had to be put on benadryl 4x a day to counteract an allergic reaction I had to a strong antibiotic. So I'm taking lots of naps in between opening boxes...and I am basically just very tired. God apparently wants me to rest, and so I am doing just that.
Today is the first day I didn't have to take the benadryl, and so little by little I hope to regain my energy. Maybe we'll get unpacked before Christmas after all.
Meanwhile, hubby has been busy trying to get his shed/workshop in order. That is another big project, and when it is so hot outside it is hard to spend much time in there.
But our son helped him build a workbench, and that will be a good start. Next we need some good strong shelves to hold a lot of storage items, but that will come. One thing at a time.