On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Watching paint dry

Our bedroom is painted.
Earlier this year, Dear Heart's bypass surgery
necessitated a quick traumatic switchover from
our much loved canopy bed
to a split Tempurpedic adjustable.

Due to all the extenuating circumstances and concerns of the day,
I did not think to take a pic of the chaos that
resulted when all this was taking place.
It was truly in confusion, turmoil, and disarray!
It was a trick finding split CalKing sheets
that weren't outrageously expensive.
But I did it!
Also found a simple tufted leather headboard,
and a new coverlet for the bed that would work with the old curtains.
Dear Heart insists on holding on to these old drapes
because they keep the room dark
for daytime naps :-(
Only thing missing was something lightweight to hang over the bed.

Early 1970's
Is this now retro? LOL
Jay's Mom gave me this little rotating bookcase
constructed out of oak and pine from Admiral Nelson's Flagship.

The little copper seal authenticates that the wood and this piece of copper
came from the ship,
but I guess you will have to take my word for it.
Getting a bedroom painted may not seem like much,
but in light of everything else that has happened this year,
i.e., surgeries, emotions running high and low,
foundation leaks, new floors, etc.
it was one of those naggy, niggly things.
It needed to be done ...
but remained at the bottom of the list.

I wasn't sure how all this was going to work out,
but while I was looking around and taking photos of the bedroom,
I think it's going to be all right. :-)

I'm thankful to say that all the other issues,
circumstances, problems,
and situations are
more than "all right."

"Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
... Yes, the LORD has done amazing things for us! What joy!"

1 Thessalonians 5:18 CEB; Psalm 126:3 NLT


kc bob said...

Nice job Nonnie. We have thought of doing a bed like that since my wife has been disabled. Any recommendations about that kind of bed?

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh I haven't heard from you in awhile - did all this happen recently and where have I been?

yaya said...

With all that's happened I can understand why the bedroom walls were low on the list! It looks great and I hope you have many wonderful naps and nights in that room!

Shelly said...

Looks lovely! SO glad things are being put to right. Faith and patience pay off.

Wanda said...

Well you did a fabulous job on your bedroom, and very clever to make it so lovely with all the chaos you had to deal with. I hope your husband is doing well. Mine had 5 bypasses 13 years ago, and will be 75 next month.


Kay G. said...

All will be well, all will be well.

I think this room looks beautiful! Great job, now could you come and re-do my bedroom? :-)
And I would be thrilled to have that bookcase. Do you mean THE Admiral Nelson, from England? There must be a story behind that bookcase. Where did Jay's Mom get it from?

Jill said...

Looks lovely, warm and welcoming :-) A few years ago my mom had to have triple by pass surgery right in the middle of their home renovating (doing it themselves) I was 8 months pregnant at the time and against Dr's orders drove 3 hours to be with her. I had nurses wanting to admit me because my legs were so swollen. But along with my husband we painted and fixed her up at least one room where she could rest and relax. I don't regret a single moment either. :-) We all need that safe, warm place sometimes to rest our heads and calm our thoughts.
Many blessings to you and yours.


Marsha Young said...

Well, my goodness - I am soooo impressed that you were even able to get the bed made, let alone get the walls painted - with all else that has been going on. :)

good for you! It looks wonderful.