Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wisdom from Mr. Goodwill Hunting

I've been kind of bummed lately. I'm realizing that all of the things I want to do around the house are going to take much longer than I thought. This whole house needs paint and a lot of it. Don't even get me started on the all of the pink cabinetry/counter tops. I'd like to swap out light fixtures, get some new area rugs, finish all my upholstery projects, etc., etc.

I know that in the grand scheme of things this is not important.  These things really don't matter in the end. So many people, even in this country, go without and here I am complaining about my pink kitchen!? It is a constant struggle for me as a Christian to find the balance between living in this world and being "not of it". In my opinion Rashon Carraway aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting (aka my brother from another mother-we totally have kindred spirits! I'd rather spend the day thrifting or at garage sales than at Bergdorfs/Barneys, etc! SERIOUSLY!) said it best here..."as i have said before, i would be just fine with a couch, a mattress and a 55 inch plasma mounted on an empty wall, but i will not squander the gifts GOD has graciously entrusted in me. yall aint sayin much rite dere. just one amen will do...lol" LOL! AMEN Rashon!!

So, to sum up..... I have so many plans, and ideas.......but not so many funds. ;)  I'll get to it all eventually and post updates when I do. Until then I'll be enjoying our new home with my boys!


Erin said...

I so empathize...we started renovating our bedroom and it seems to be taking for.ev.er. I just want to paint...and hang things on the walls...just like you. But my goal is contentment, and like you said, not being "of the world."

I switched over my blogger account to a new email address so all of my following had to be transferred...I noticed that I wasn't getting updates from you and assumed you were just busy with your new house...but then I realized yours hadn't switched over somehow. Oops! All better now! :)

-Katie Waddell said...

Haha, well glad to have you back! ;)
I was definitely spoiled when we bought our first house 5 years ago (sans children)! The day we closed I was painting almost every room, I'm the get-er-done kind of person! So this time around, I'm learning patience, and lots of it. I know it will all get done eventually and I'll probably enjoy the ride more this time instead of rushing through it all!