Monday, May 21, 2012

It's a rainy day here and promising to be a rainy week. I'm a bit bummed because we had SUCH a WONDERFUL time last week with lots of park dates with friends and lots of long walks just the three of us--it was really perfect. 
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I went for a rainy run this morning and started to feel like I'm gaining momentum! It's been so tedious the last month with slow runs and feeling like I'm not all there--but today, for a little bit, I wasn't just running--I was FLYING. I mean--it was technically downhill but still, progress is good. =) 
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One of the advantages to my early morning runs is that I get first pick of the trash before the trash trucks come along. I've found a lot of great stuff and dragged it back ON my back or run faster home so I have time to grab the van, do a pick up and speed away before the 7am trash men come. =) 
About two weeks ago I found a large hutch! I was excited because the side table we have in our kitchen is falling apart and literally held together with hot glue. For real. =) The large upper part of the hutch wouldn't work in our kitchen because I just don't have much wall space but the bottom is the perfect sideboard and the top will be an awesome shelf for Ezra's big boy room (whenever I get around to putting that together =). 

I had spray paint left over from another project that I sprayed the old brass pulls with, leftover primer and brushes and just got a quart of paint to match our kitchen. A super inexpensive project! I even found some cool new knobs on Anthropologie (favorite) on clearance! They were even cheaper than plain old knobs at Home Depot!
And the neatest thing of all? I was just beyond blessed when I figured out I had room to hide my giant box of coupons in here instead of in the middle of my counter!! I just think it's so neat when things like that happen--I mean, I found someone else's trash that is just what I needed for my house with the extra special blessing of storage and coupon-hide-a-bility. Seriously, it felt like a great big hug from God.
I believe with all my heart that God cares about the details of our lives. How could a Creator who made such an amazing world NOT care?! He just does and today putting together my little trash find I really felt loved like a child. Thank you Lord!
So thankful for all of the little and big blessings today. Happy Monday!

3 comments:

jamie said...

Oh. I. Really. Love. You.
We were cut from the same cloth...even our relationship with the Lord. I read your blogpost and got confused thinking I wrote It:)

Melody said...

I so agree...God is absolutely in the details. I love when he reminds me of his faithfulness in the little things! I could so use a little reminding right about now...just sayin' : ) Love how your garbage find turned out!

Madre said...

The Lord is good and greatly to be praised....
I am so glad that you remember that He is the giver of every gift....
It is a great testimony to His faithfulness every time you share what He does! Love you my crafty daughter :o)