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Friday, April 9, 2010

Company Girl Coffee ~ 4-9-10

Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by, Company Girls!  I’ve got virtual vanilla cappuccinos going today – grab a mug!  If you’ve been following along this week, there have been some great tasks assigned to lead to building sanctuary in our homes.  I was able to stay on task for the entire month Coffeeof March (‘whew!) and have to say that it made a huge difference in my home and my attitude towards it.  There are times my house just feels impossible.  I have a husband who is a wonderful provider, but he has never turned a light switch off in his life, he’s notorious for having several cups ‘going’ because he can’t remember which is his, and he thinks the dining room table is an extension of his desk.  It is easy to feel like a martyr, but when I change my heart and attitude toward creating sanctuary, these ‘flaws’ bother me less and less.  (Well, except the light switch thing – really – how hard is it to turn it off?!  LOL)

I have been buried in work projects and am trying to get much done before a Hawaiian vacation we have scheduled very soon…so it’s time to finish my cappuccino and get back to work.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Praying today for:  Kate McRae, a precious 5 year old fighting brain cancer

14 comments:

mholgate said...

Hi Cheryl! Sounds like you are keeping busy in more ways than one.

I agree that it's easy to feel like a martyr unless we watch our attitude. With me, it's my kids more than my husband. I have a hard time distinguishing the line between a super clean house and one that is neat, but looks lived in.

Thanks for your well wishes...luckily my DH is home today and I will get a nap in. I just hope no one else gets sick.

Have a great weekend and good luck with all those projects! :)

-Melissa
p.s. Love the new profile pic...you're so beautiful! :)

Michelle said...

Hi Cheryl!
What a great reminder about how attitude affects our home-sanctuaries. Your husband's coffee cups reminds me of my 4 kid's empty and half-empty water bottles!!! Everywhere all the time!and belong to no one!! Well, I've resigned myself to saying nothing anymore and quietly putting them in the recycle bin :)Not worth getting upset about, or I'd be upset all the time :)
Your upcoming vacation sounds wonderful. Nice visiting with you!
Michelle

Beth said...

I'm with you! Changing my heart towards housework and picking up after my hubby and focusing on having a "sanctuary" has really improved my attitude. But still, can you PLEASE hang your towel on the rack? :)

secondofwett said...

Thanks for praying for my dad...I appreciate every one, and so does he. Hawaii!! You'll ahve to tell us all abt it because we have a trip scheduled there for our anniversary in 2011! I'm really looking forward to it already!

dawn said...

I know what you mean...sometimes our families work against us in the sanctuary department, but our attitude makes all the difference!

We went to HI this summer and it was awesome...I'm jealous!!

joyceandnorm said...

Congrats on Most Points!

Don't know how accurate this is but show this to T: http://www.happynews.com/living/home-energy/energy-will-save-turning-off.htm =p

Good luck in finishing your projects.

thecoolmom said...

Good job keeping up with the Home Sanctuary challenges all month. I wasn't nearly that consistent. I'm working on conquering little bits of the house here and there. It does so much for my outlook to see even small progress.

SpitFire said...

Okay that cracked me up about the lightbulbs. I have to say my parents drilled that into us well...it still drives my Dad nuts when the kids leave lights on, lol.

Having had Bunny now...I gotta say, those vanilla cappuccinos sound really tempting!

Cari Kaufman said...

Girl, I get ya...i think that is one of the biggest benefits of Company Girls is the change in my attitude.

Ashley said...

Hope you're able to get everything done before your vacation! I would LOVE to go to Hawaii - it's been my dream vacation since I was a little girl!

Mrs. Joseph Wood said...

I too LOVE your new profile picture!!! We too are praying for sweet Kate. I checked the other day to see the updates. Oh, how I long to hear the Lord complete the good work He is doing and bring healing to this little girl.
Hope you have a wonderful week! I love you!
Mrs. Joseph Wood

Mama Doula said...

Hey, Crazy Lady. You certifiable yet? Check out my blog again. I am starting to write in it again.It is my life and I will put it on the internet just for fun.
Sandy Williamson
Mama Doula

Darcy said...

I stumbled upon your blog while reading Pioneer Woman comments, and I'm so glad that I did!

You have a gorgeous blog--looking forward to reading more!!!

Darcy
The Chic College Cowgirl
http://chiccollegecowgirl.blogspot.com/

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Hi Cheryl,

I saw your name and survey over at Rachel Anne's email newsletter. Wanted to see if you have heard of gIRL? It is a new ministry designed to do just what you are wanting to do.

Go to www.girlfriendsirl.com and check it out. Would love for you and so many others to join us in North Carolina in September.

Leah @ The Point