Thursday, September 11, 2008

Couch Contentment








I promised myself I would not post pictures of my furniture moving escapades from the last week, but dang, if it didn't turn out so well, I can't help myself. It turns out God did indeed bring me contentment with my couch. I must confess to my mother, however, that just like I did when I was a kid, I "didn't actually clean," I just "rearranged the junk." I haven't vacuumed or dusted yet...but I will...I promise....

Moving furniture is part of my liturgy. It's weird, I know, but I move things around physically while I think through the hard situations I have been hearing about lately from my dear friends. I can't make any changes in those situations, which might be why it is so cathartic to make some change in my physical surroundings. I think, I pray, I listen to "The Daily Audio Bible" (available free on iTunes, this has been wonderful for me.)

My next exercise...taming the wild jungle that is my garden....

6 comments:

Kate P said...

I am SO laughing at you- with you. I have to give myself rearranging boundaries....self, you have to live with this for at least a month. One thing I have learned- try to have everthing at least out of the pathways when hubby comes home.
I think your place looks GGGREAT, and I really like your couch!

ness said...

tee hee....I told him to go out after work for some "alone time." He went for a walk in the park and came home feeling much better...

and by then, I actually had it mostly clean and candles lit!

Jess said...

We would make the best team, because cleaning is part of my litergy. You rearrange, work your magic and create beauty all around, and I'll take care of the dust bunnies. :)

akr said...

i love how it looks...i like moving things but my husband is a creature of habit so i have to do things like rearrange my closet. I think organizing is my relaxation and connection.

Rebeckah said...

You are a great decorator. I wish you still lived near here so you could come and help me hang things. I have a million things to hang, but I am afraid to put nails in the wall. Oh, and I keep thinking, I want to paint first. I love your paint colors. So pretty!

ness said...

becky...no worries about nail-holes! just fill 'em in with a little white toothpaste. Or spackle is fun to play with.

Just pick whatever color you like to wear the best and paint with that. And hang your pictures directly in front of you instead of up high. Bam, you done!

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