Something Loved: After almost 22 years in this house, we FINALLY put new flooring in our kitchen and dining room to replace the cracked, 35-year-old linoleum. We also replaced the carpet in the living room and the hallway laminate. It was a bit of a project, since the company we liked, Footprints Floors is an install-only company. We learned about luxury vinyl plank, wood laminate, engineered wood, etc. Honestly, the hardest part was choosing the color and finish that we wanted. We chose Pergo Laminate Wood Flooring in Antique Cherry. It was done in 1 day and we are so happy with the results! As we were putting furniture and things back in place, it felt like we were moving in all over again! However, at our age now, we were much more tired. Ha ha.
Holley Gerth, one of my favorite authors put these "8 things to remember this week" on Facebook and I think it's worth repeating:
Whatever you do (or don't do) today, your true worth is still the same.
Your time, tears, and troubles are never wasted. God is using them all.
No matter how you feel, you're loved anyway and always.
You are doing the best you can, and that's more than enough today.
It's okay if you feel weak, even mighty warriors get weary sometimes.
Where you see an ugly mess, God sees the makings of a beautiful miracle.
No matter what your story holds, you still have hope and a future.
You're here for such a time as this, and no one can take your place.
Something Saved: Talk about projects, here's another one for you! My peace lily. 1 plant was given to us when my Grandmother passed away in September 2014. I had split and repotted it a few years ago and in May, I decided it was time to split each plant and repot them again.
All seemed to go well, after the initial shock to the plants and I thought they were going to make it. As the month wore on, we started seeing gnats in the house and for a few weeks I couldn't figure out where they were originating. I didn't have any fresh fruit sitting out, so I didn't think they were fruit flies. Then I found them on the soil of my plants. So I banished them to the back porch and did a Google search. It appeared that the plants had fungus gnats. The gnats are more an annoyance than harmful, but I didn't want them. They occur when the soil gets too wet. So, I bought new potting soil, new pots, and Neem Oil to combat the critters. It's taken a few weeks and 2 times outside in the extreme heat, but so far, it appears that the peace lilies can be saved!
Something Achieved: I shared a bit about this last month and now I'm on the 8th verse of Romans 8 that I've finished memorizing in 8 weeks. So...mission accomplished! I found it fascinating that Lisa also shares a string of letters, which is the first letter of each word of the verse. It really does help in memorization and review!
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