And here are a few of my priceless treasures that I've wrapped carefully and put into a box with love.
Having two grown daughters means I have a houseful of beautiful, hand-made works of art. Each means the world to me.
Once the cabin is finished, it will be like Christmas ten-fold to unwrap these things I've had for so many years. I will have a special place for them in our cabin in the woods. I hope it won't take TOO long to see them again!
And here is our First Christmas ornament, a Precious Moments ornament that broke during our move back to America from Germany, but I glued it together and figured the break symbolized life itself...we might get a bit crunched, chipped and marred, but we put ourselves back together
Some people will trash a treasure after it becomes marred. Not me. It didn't matter that this ornament didn't remain in a state of "perfection." The blemishes actually added character and a story and the glue strengthened the brokenness so that the ornament was even stronger than it had been originally.
Reminds me of how marriage really is...
As for selling the house, the stairway with the 76 spindles that I had dreaded tackling ---- along with all of the baseboards that traveled the curved distance on both sides of the stairway ---- I scrubbed, caulked and painted everything, and now...it LOOKS GREAT!
I already spoke with my best-friend about putting our house on the market, officially, this weekend, Then, we got a call today that Deputy Dave's aunt passed away this morning. So, we know this weekend will be full of family visitations and preparation for a funeral.
And you know the old saying, "Life is what happens when you're making plans." In this case, death happened and we're thankful that Aunt Shirley is no longer in pain, but we sure will miss having her around during our family gatherings. She was a family historian and quite the character.
One day, we'll get the sign in the yard and get this monster sold. We're almost there folks. Gotta keep going. This cool weather in Texas won't last long and that's when those gigantic electricity bills start arriving to prove our air-conditioning units are in full working order.
Yes, we need to keep going, but when am I going to quit feeling so exhausted?