Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Digging out of Chaos — Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for the encouragement that so many of you have given me in my efforts to dig out of chaos. I am still working on the 1st main project, making a study for myself out of the junk room that was supposed to be my study.

Here’s the status. You saw the room with everything emptied out. Then you saw it with a new desk, carpet, windows, paint, etc. There is still more furniture I hope to get as the budget allows–2 under-desk drawer units and 2 lateral file cabinets that match the desk.

My Christmas wish list includes an armchair for comfortable reading and 2 adjustable-height chairs to pull up to the side of the desk opposite my chair. They will be for homeschool sessions with Talitha and for visiting grandchildren who want to do desk work near me.

In the meantime, I’ve borrowed a file cabinet from friends. This week I hope to get the files loaded in. I was feeling overwhelmed with the thought of sorting and organizing the files. Then one thought changed that feeling: I don’t have to sort the files now. I just need to get them in the drawer where they belong.

At this moment, Johnny and Talitha are hanging the valances I made today. The material is from Turkey and was the inspiration for the paint and carpet colors.

I wouldn’t have believed how even this one room freed from chaos has opened my heart to greater feelings of thanksgiving this week.

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2 Responses to “Digging out of Chaos — Thanksgiving”

  1. noel, sister, i am thankful He brought you to this venture of digging out of chaos because through you He encouraged me to do it too!

  2. I’m so glad to hear and see someone besides me struggles with trying to keep the house organized! Blessings on your reorganizing! I’m working on that here in the Philippines, too!!!!

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