Monday, November 29, 2010

Goodwill Makeover Monday

I'm back!  Hope everyone enjoyed a safe Thanksgiving with lots of food!  We sure did!

Last week was so busy ~ DD's pink eye made a return, but I think we finally have it cleared up.  We enjoyed catching up with lots of family and even had a "mini-vacation", as the kids called it, to celebrate Christmas with family that won't be able to return in December.  It was fun to travel a short distance and stay in a hotel overnight with them ~ the kids were able to get lots of swimming in!

Today a warm front has blown in and I'm frantically trying to finish up some more painting before the cold returns.  As I'm looking at the stash of makeovers ready to go, the stash that hasn't been touched is staring at me :(  I'm hoping that this winter isn't anything like last winter ~ otherwise it could be April or May before I'm able to get to those.  However, I do have one ready to finish this week. 

Here it is ~

This magazine rack is actually one of the first piece that I purchased when I decided to start my blog and makeovers.  It has just been patiently waiting for its turn.  I don't know exactly where it will be used, but I'm sure I can find someplace for it!

Today, along with the warm weather, I received some sad news concerning a friend from high school ~ her husband passed away over the weekend.  He had been battling brain cancer for the last year and a half.  She is only 34 and now will be a single parent raising 2 small daughters.  Thankfully, she is a physical therapist and does have a full-time job and is fortunate to be living near her family.  My heart aches for her and my thoughts are full of her and her family ~ many prayers are being sent up for her today.  Just another reminder of how short our time here on earth is and how thankful we should all be for what we have.  I hope that she will feel the arms of our Lord wrapped tightly around her and her girls in the days and weeks ahead ~ may He give her the strength she will need to cope and continue on.