It's Complicated

While yesterday was simple, sacred and sane...
it's another story this morning.  I'm not sure what we were thinking when we scheduled to have our floor leveled tomorrow and the laminate flooring installed on Wednesday.

At any rate, it's "empty the cabinets" time...

Things are stashed ANYwhere and EVERYwhere.  There's been a good deal of sorting, giveaways, and even a few items sold on Craig's List!  Tonight a strong, young man is coming to help move the refrigerator, stove, and furniture so we'll be ready for the installers tomorrow.

It's complicated.  And a little overwhelming.  For some odd reason, I'd rather blog about it than DO it.  (That's another whole post in itself!)
But thinking about the FIRST Christmas, I realize IT was a little complicated, too.  No matter how well-orchestrated our parties, decorated our trees, or organized our Christmas programs, the FIRST Christmas wasn't as sanitized as it has come to be portrayed. 

The RESULT was worth it though!
(That's what I'm telling myself as I get to work!)


  1. You already know how jealous I am that you are getting a new kitchen floor! LOL...I think it is a fantastic Christmas present and surely will be worth the effort. Think of it like this...who ever is doing it needs the work, whether it is Christmas week or not. So in a way, you are blessing someone!

  2. I would do the same thing if I was getting a new kitchen floor for Christmas...just think how pretty it will look Christmas morning. You are also right about the first Christmas...:)

  3. I can't help but think of the scripture that tells us to "count the cost". All good things - be they siimple or complex - are worth the messy ordeal they often require.

    Can't wait to hear about/see your finished project. What fun (though probably in hindsight)!


  4. I sure appreciate all the "moral" support! (Why DO they call it MORAL support?)

  5. Can't wait to see your beautiful new
    floor! I know you'll enjoy it.
    Hope you and your family have a very
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. Oh my gosh, Rebecca! That's a pretty big project for Christmas week but it WILL be worth it! Good luck! Susan

  7. Oh my, what WERE you thinking? Although I think all women would grab improvements whatever the week holds. I'm doing my wrapping in order of when I need it. I love to wrap, but the whole pile looks like a lot. I do have one plus--a 17-year-old that is a willing helper regardless of what I ask. Do you want to borrow her, Rebeccah?

  8. Pamela, Thanks for the offer! She sounds like a "keeper" to me :) This gives me a good excuse for the less than perfect house :)

  9. Well hopefully Rebecca, by this time next week you will have everything back in it's place and you can sit back and admire your new floor!
    Just like we can sit back today and admire the birth of our savior! Love Di ♥

    P.S. I'd help if I were there!

  10. Oh, Di. I KNOW you'd help if you were here. The room is cleared out tonight. We're just taking it step by step. And you are right! By this time next week, I WILL be enjoying the new floor.
    All to do this evening IS to sit back and admire the birth of our Savior!

  11. Oh, you brave, brave woman! Good for you!
    I admire your spirit, and your 'look beyond' attitude!
    Enjoy the fruits of your labor!
    Love and Prayers,


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)