When I sat down to work on Project Life for Week 20 the giddy feelings I felt that week came flooding back. It was such a good week. Mercy had a field trip, which she was so excited about. They left school before the buses would arrive in the morning, so I had to drive her to school. Gracie loves any chance she gets to go to school, even though she doesn't get to stay.
Also this week I was working on prep for Gracie's birthday party, which was a friend party, since she was turning five. So I made my own bean bags. For the first time EVER the sewing machine didn't fight me and they came together beautifully (I am so not a seamstress, but for a brief evening I thought I could make a whole wardrobe of cute clothes.) Eric put the finishing touches on the bean bag toss game. Loved it! He always goes over the top, so I try to be selective in my asking. So glad I asked for this. I see the kids getting lots of use out of this all summer.
But my heart really gets excited when I think of the two big items that moved into our house during that week. The first to arrive was this shelving unit that I have been
And as if that delight was not enough... thanks to my mother-in-law, we are now in possession of a piano. I've only wanted one practically my whole life. So even though finding an inner wall in our 1400 square foot home caused a bit of upheaval, I couldn't be happier. And I'm even okay that we have been without TV, DVDs, or Wii to entertain the children for nearly three weeks. Did I mention the electronic items are just sitting out in my living room, which would normally bring me near tears of frustration? But I don't care, I have a piano!
Do I play the piano, you ask? No, not really. But I have always wanted to. I took one year of lessons many decades ago, but I do love to muddle through simple songs. It gives me so much joy! I have thanked my husband so many times over the last several weeks that I'm sure one of these times he's going to threaten to get rid of it if I don't stop gushing already.
What is bringing a joy like music to your life right now?
"My heart is steadfast, O God;
I will sing and make music with all my soul."