You know you’re tired when:

Yesterday’s post was about how I survived the day after not sleeping well at all the night before. I shared how God gives us his strength when we have none of our own.

I was experiencing some significant discomfort but that may have been from taking on too much at once.

My husband and I have been working really hard on many home improvement projects.

home improvement

And for my part, it’s been while recovering from surgery.

I’ve stained our big deck which took days.

(By the way, when I refer to the size of this house and yard, etc., it’s not to impress you. It’s to make you feel sorry for me. :()  feeling sorry for me

We’ve cleaned out our garage-a massive undertaking. We’re now getting ready to paint it. So far we’ve bought six gallons of paint and don’t know if that will even be enough. My husband is finally putting up trim around the doors and windows.

Goodwill has benefited greatly from our efforts.

Then there’s the kitchen. Don’t get me started. We are getting ready for an update. The decision-making alone is wearing me out.

You know what it’s like. Many trips to many stores trying to find the right backsplash, countertop (would you believe I’m not choosing quartz or granite),flooring. And then there’s the all-consuming search for the exact right paint color.


Just to let you know how tired I am. I found the scotch tape in the refrigerator yesterday and today I took two vitamins instead of the much-needed two Tylenol. (No, there’s nothing wrong with me. I’m just really tired.)

so tired

Then there’s my mom, managing all her health issues, which means her pills, her appointments, visiting with her, etc. While I love her and am glad to do it, it can wear me out because I’m always trying to anticipate her physical and emotional needs.

Then there’s the projects at the cabin.

But I am pleased with how everything is turning out. Plus, it’s kind of exciting. It’s been twenty-five years since we’ve remodeled the kitchen so I guess it’s time.

God has been an integral part of every decision, every quest. When I’ve needed certain necessary information, like deciding between a granite or stainless steel sink, he’s provided me with the answer. I prefer the granite but it’s stainless as I learned from a contractor tonight that a composite granite sink requires a lot of upkeep.

Bingo! God intervened.

I’ve asked for wisdom for every step of the project and God has been right there guiding me through the maze of make over madness.

Now if he’d swoop down and just drop the right wall color into my lap. Hey, I think he just did! Here it is:

how to choose a paint color tips and tricksGod bless and have a good day.

(And, of course, I’m going to post before and after pictures but that will be a few weeks off.)