Sunday, April 3, 2011
Look Around.....What Sums Up Your Life?
After I got the big kids in their beds (Griff was still trailing behind me), I came back into the living room and was turning off lights and folding blankets that were strewn on the floor when I glanced at this end table. Nothing different than any other day....especially the dust on the table. I'm actually surprised there isn't any "signatures" in the dust.
I looked at the big picture here and smiled. I didn't doctor this at all, I didn't pose anything or add anything to the table. This is how it looked at the end of today. After I glanced at it I noticed that it pretty much sums me up....
A funky garage sale find clock...that I adore
PS: the lamp AND end table are also garage sale finds
my Message Bible
2 of the kiddo's Bibles
an issue of Good Housekeeping on a tray given to us on our wedding day, almost 13 years ago
and 2 (!) pairs of goofy glasses
Now I know there's more to me than party store buys and garage sale deals but it really depends on how you look at it. When I skim over the rooms we truly live in, I can smile. Not because I enjoy the clutter or the laundry or the dirty shoes thrown in a basket by the back door....but because you can look at any corner in my house and glimpse into who I am. Maybe not on the inside, although my mind is a little cluttered as well.....but definitely what my family is like.
Those goofy glasses are are not an oddity in our house and I can tell you those are not the only pairs lying around here somewhere. I am pretty silly and my kids are as well....there is nothing better than laughing. And laughing loud...which I happen to do.
The Bibles on that end table are the ones I use to lead Bible study time with my kids. Tonight we read a story out of the baby Bible about Moses....so we took that story and read the whole thing in my Message Bible. Exodus came alive for the kids tonight...especially for G who has decided he would like a staff that can turn into a snake.
The magazine is there because I am a recipe hog and I love getting family based magazines that have wonderful recipes.
The tray I recently found again and figured I needed to use it rather than lose it amid the boxes in the attic.
If you looked at one area of your house and took a quick picture of it exactly as you saw it, no prettying it up, no adding Shakespeare or Jane Austen, just a corner of your home....what would it say about you?? Try it out and let me know!
I posted my picture on my personal Facebook page and one of my friends commented, " I see faith, fun and family.....if that sums up your life you are a lucky lady!"
I totally agree with my sweet friend, Jennifer. I am one lucky lady!