Thursday, February 20, 2014

Day 40
Today, my brain hurts from "finishing" ...  But I did it! This was a deadline kind of thing, so my all day obsessive push to get it done was ... necessary; only because I had been putting it off for awhile because it meant downloading a program onto my computer, learning to use the program, and manually entering each note, rest and lyric off a piece of sheet music, to finally do what I needed done - push one little button and have it transposed! I have transposed sheet music (simple pieces, mind you) by hand before and I gotta wonder if it would've been faster; like, maybe only half of the day! But, I now have a pretty good handle on this program.  Hope I can get some use out of it?!! 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Day 39
This morning I picked up a book I set aside last fall about prayer.  I kid you not when I say that the intro left me somewhat speechless - "Willing? Good!  Now, determine before God that you are going to finish what you start. ...determine that you are going to spend [time] sitting at His feet, learning what He means when He says, 'Pray ...' ."  Well, what more is there to say . . . I guess I will be finishing THAT book this year! HA!

Today I also finished "loads" of laundry, some of which has been waiting since before Christmas, and a project I started last summer.  I don't know why some things take me so long, because once I buckle down and do it, it takes hardly any time at all!   I finished replacing all the cushions in our couches, as well as, adding more stuffing to the back cushions.  Boy were they comfy for movie-time with Paul!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Day 38
I was headed down a road,
But took a second look,
Decided not to further-on,
A new one I undertook!

The first, I guess, is finished,
Though if I change my mind
I can always back up again
The old road I could find.

Friday, February 14, 2014

"The Lord will take delight in you ..." Zeph. 3:17
Day 36
Today I've completed almost 12 years of being someone's Valentine, 45 years and 344 days of being loved by my mom (maybe 9 months more than that), and 17,069 days of delighting my Creator! I'd say that's one mighty fine finish to this day!  Happy Valentines Day!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

"So here's what I think:  The best thing you can do right now is to finish what you started last year and not let those good intentions grow stale.  Your heart's been in the right place all along.  You've got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it":  2 Cor. 8:10 (The Message)

Day 35:  Yeah!!  I have half a dozen craft classes prepped and in bins 75% ready to go; but I never get around to teaching them or I get inspired to do a different craft or I just never finish the things that I start.  I love this journey that I'm on - it is so satisfying!  I think I feel better about finishing something than I do about following an inspiration trail.  This is a dramatically surprising revelation to me.  To stay the course, so to speak, has its own unique rewards that following an inspirational path might not have.  That being said, I know I committed to not starting anything new this year, but I think I HAVE to head over to a friend's house for a mini fabric album one of these nights.  Inspiration, after all, has its satisfying characteristics too and maybe all the more rewarding after finishing something long over due.  Who says I can't have my cake and eat it too!!!!

Today I led a class that I've had in mind for a couple of years.  I gathered supplies and made a demo with a friend last July! My Laird crafting friends completed our first multimedia art mini canvas. This taught us a lot about layering and we will be ready to do a large canvas soon! (I have those half-prepped in the craft closet as well!)  Happy Valentines Day to You!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Day 34
It's a toss up today ... firstly, my store has three storage rooms which, in five years, I have never gotten cleaned up and organized.  Well today I got the mid-sized storage room tidied and mostly organized.  I found all sorts of treasures AND things to finish!!!!  Secondly, I just finished crocheting 60 nails together.  My fingers definitely look done-in ("finished")!!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Day 33
I will steal another's words to finish this chaotic day - "So thankful for the people God has put in my life."