I just believe there are times of weakness which become counterfeited strength. That is my story and I am sticking with it, as my excuse for my moment of weakness, which resulted in two baby ducks coming to our house.
My client had two baby ducklings in a box under a warming light when I arrived to work. Their chirping drew me in with their sound and "awe" came off my lips. Benjamin and Joshua would so enjoy watching these little birds grow up, began my mental moment of lost sanity.
My weakness has become a strength. I LOVE MAKING MEMORIES, and these little ducklings are making memories. Even my adult children have joined in the fun. I Instagram or send a picture text of our ducky adventures, and although I usually don't receive text messages back from my adult children, well the ducks invoke a reaction.
Recently our time has been making "Ducky" memories, as my hidden farm girl heart is revealed, or a desire for a simpler life. My home school heart talks about the stories we have read, Ping and Make Way for Duckling.
Grand Mommy has ducks....temporary that is.
Another adventure has been my decorating business.
My precious friend, Angela of Collected Yarn, rolled up her sleeves to join me in a wallpaper day, at my son's home. I wished you could have seen some of the Lucy and Ethel moments. Although the finish product wasn't exactly how all expected, we had a fun day of refreshing our wall papering skills.
Another client just needed some new touches on some warn dining room chairs. Off came the cushions and on came new material.
Amazing how changing out the cushion seats can liven up a room.
My large decorating job is piling up. Paint, Paint, Paint...can I say that one more time? Paint can change everything. Wednesday this week the re-upholstered furniture and drapes will be installed in three of the rooms. I brought in a artist to paint a design on the ceiling of the dining room. It is all coming along. My son, who is the contractor, said the other day, "Mom, if you would stop picking things out, I could get finished." That is the joy of re-doing your home...there is always something else that can be changed.
All the walls, crown and fireplace have been painted. I love how the fireplace becomes the center piece. Final pictures will be coming...these are just a few of my Instagram fast shots.
Kitchen updated - left black granite counter tops, painted cabinets in white with antique glaze,(honey oak begone), back splash added, and first new accent for kitchen...chicken that matchs the swirls of the back splash and kitchen valance.
More updated picture...before and after...to come.
Saturday before Easter became Grandsons day with Joshua and Maverick. Uncle Ben and Joshua decorated cookies, and Maverick, ie handsome, enjoyed being with everyone and seeing Grand Mommy's ducks.
This is where I have been. I am excited to roll out the decorating project after the big reveal this Wednesday...may my 53-year-old nerves come down!!
Where we are weak He is strong! Yes, Jesus loves me!