Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bliss and Not

These are the final kitchen cabinets to be refinished. It was over a year ago when the painting bug 'bit', but school started and  I ran out of time to get them finished. (Once school started, my life was controlled by all things school). The whole set made the kitchen dark and dreary so after seeing lots of inspiration I began the work. My first mistake was believing the statement that Annie Sloan paint needs no prep work. This is not true with oak and the tannins they leach out and using her Pure White.
THAT I discovered AFTER the first set of upper cabinets were finished. So I put on two coats of shellac, then primer on the next set on another wall. They turned out much better!! After removing the handles I washed the cabinets and got started with the brush. I still need to prime the frames, but the doors and drawers are ready to paint. I just need some sunny days to continue working so I can see what I'm doing.
While I was in this painting mode, I brought in some  drawers from the garage to paint.
I finally got my school stuff sorted and put away and now I'm filling up the house with more work. I need to get this out of the way ASAP. Sarah came during the week and helped me bring in the actual chest to work on, too.
Wally always did all the painting. I'm not a painter and it can make me cranky. 

Seeing these beautiful leaves before bell practice and practice itself put me in a better mood.
And a visit on Thursday from my 'dot' and SIL was a nice break! Sarah and I did lots of little things that needed two people to get done AND we made butterballs for our German noodle soup. BLISS in the midst of painting chaos.
Waking up the next day to 5-6 inches of an early snow was rather surprising. Snow almost always comes and ruins Halloween fun for trick or treaters. This year it was early!
But it was BLISS not having to worry about shoveling the snow and going to school!! By the time I had to leave, most of it was melted off the sidewalk and car.
Looking out the back across the irrigation ditch to the dairy's "mountain" of ensilage covered with plastic and tires reminded me of my time in Granby when I lived in the high country almost  (GASP) 40 years ago!
The snow melted during the day on Friday so now it's back to fall again. 

Thanks, Sarah for the picture of your tree. It must be gorgeous in person.
Here's wishing you some fabulous fall color where ever you are. Even when chores make the bliss appear to be rather scarce.♥♫


Stephanie said...

You have been a very busy lady :) The snow pictures are so pretty - we are supposed to get snow tonight and tomorrow...yay! :) Have a lovely week, sweet lady. Hugs!

Salmagundi said...

I don't envy the painting you are doing. That is such a job; thankfully I still have Bob who does it. Just the mess makes me a little testy!! Hang in there - bliss is around the corner when it is finished. Sally

Deanna said...

Your butterballs for the German Noodles make me want some I will probably not spell it right, but this looks like what my Grandma called booterglaze. I'm sure I didn't spell that right. Oh so good. Are the balls made out of breadcrumbs???

Oh happy day, our snow didn't stick. I am so not ready for cold, cold weather. It is like I blinked and cold weather is here.

Like the color of your drawer fronts.

Have a wonderful week,

Donna said...

You have been busy! Loving the painting you are doing.
The snow is beautiful but I can't imagine it this time of year. It is cooler here tonight and I love seeing all the changes that Fall brings to us.
Now you've made me hungry!

Ceil said...

HI Marilyn! I am coming over from Pamela's blog.

You are certainly one busy person! And I love looking at all your happy photographs along the side of your blog page.

I love meatballs, and so does my granddaughter. I think she would live on them if she could! That snow is a real wake-up call to me. Yikes! Nothing like that here in this neck of the woods...not yet anyway :)

Looking forward to more trees turning colors. I love that.
Good to meet you today!

sarah said...

Yup from bread crumbs. They are soooo yummy. Here's a link to them on my moms recipe blog.

sarah said...

Had a good time on Thursday. You've been busy in the house for sure. :-)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Snow! Oh my still 90 here in Orlando, but they say fall weather is coming this weekend YEA! I bet your cabinets will be great and you will forget all about the childbirth!


DeniseinVA said...

Our kitchen cabinets need replacing but you've given me an idea about painting them budget being what it is, and a few good tips. Thanks Marilyn. Your photos are great. Snow already? I've heard its been falling in parts but glad yours didn't hang around too long :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O My!! Snow!! The cupboards are coming out nice!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!


Annesphamily said...

Hi Marilyn! Yu are one busy gal! Keep me posted on the kids! I would love to have visited with you when you came to town but I understand things don't always work out! It will be good for you to have their company. Now you can put them to work too! Hee Hee! Have a beautiful weekend.