Friday, January 28, 2011

how much time do you have?

{disclaimer: i wrote this um over a week ago i believe and have all kinds of fun pictures to add but my cord to my brand new camera to transfer images is m.i.a.  don't even get me started.  apparently if it doesn't turn up they are only like $10 but the whole thing makes me bubble with rage so we'll move on.  i'll add pics in later when i'm able}
i've been having a lot of fun lately.  "is that blog-worthy?" i ask myself.  i'm not sure.  sometimes i think that recording the mundane is silly but then i think about how much i love our everyday life & remember that that's exactly what i want to record.  i want to remember moments of holding hands, moments experiencing the Lord, moments laughing with our families & friends, moments creating a home.  so...i press on.

i've been having a lot of fun lately.  writing that sentence reminded me that ben & i have also been bickering more often lately.  {husband, i don't equate bickering & fun}.  other than bickering, i've so enjoyed the comings and goings around the brzinski household.  christmas & the holidays are all wrapped up & all my feelings of hustle & bustle have subsided.  we're officially back in the swing of things.

some recent "fun":
benny is back in school!  i say 'yay' and he says 'boo'.  but behind his boo is actually a small yay because after this semester he only has ONE MORE fall & spring before he has completed undergrad.  speaking of school, ben also was on the dean's list this past semester.  oh my little student!

recently me & my bestie rachel went treasure hunting {aka thrifted all over the city of lexington}.  she's 'with child' so we found all kinds of nursery greatness for her & well, i just got things that caught my eye & didn't hurt my wallet.  i walked away with an oval frame {will likely hang empty on the wall someday in a gallery layout}, small caddy {to hold thread that matches one benny bought me for Christmas last year}, a globe {less than $6 and the beginning to a collection i hope}, and a mirror {$2}.

also in the land of thrifty finds...a while back {months-ish}...i bought a pair of chairs.  just old wooden ones off craigslist.  i didn't get around to painting them while it was still nice out, mainly because i didn't know what color to choose, so i decide that now is the time. my friend tells me that they used kilz latex on wooden furniture and it works just fine so i try my hand at that so i can stay inside, with heat, and not die from the fumes.  welp after 1 coat of kilz i quickly learned that it wouldn't stick to my chair.  peeled right off.  i thought i had found the miracle solution so that i could paint until my heart's content!  but sadly no.  i have a pair of chairs, a dresser, a mirror & a night stand that desperately WANT me to paint them.  does anyone know why it wouldn't stick since it said you could use it on stain, furniture & wood?

this topic brings me to my newest addition.  yesterday ben & i went and picked up this little guy.  a daybed.  one like what i had been wanting for years.  it is old and nicked and perfect for me.  i'm going to set the bed up like a couch. i especially cannot wait to paint it.  i think i'm going to do light gray but i'm not 100% sure.  the trouble was to find a twin that had a headboard and footboard that were the same height.  a couch wouldn't have lop-sided arms, you know?  and this will do just the trick!

craigslist pics are the best i can do since it is disassembled in my garage until it is warm enough to paint.  it sits taller than what i had anticipated so we'll just have to see how that feels once we get it in there.  maybe just have a mattress & memory foam with no box springs to make it sit lower?  ben & i were talking and aren't sure what a box spring is for anyway.  i should check.

after picking up the daybed benny & i got to go on a date.  we ate texas road house with gift cards we've been sitting on forever and it was delish.  after our cheese fry appetizer & rolls we were already full so you can imagine...we basically needed to be rolled out into the car after our full meal.

when we came home we played games.  skipbo, where ben tried to let me win but still crushed me anyway and chinese checkers {thanks paul & greta!}.  i won but mainly because ben had never played and for a while thought that you could kill each others marbles.  it was really great to sit on the floor and play together.

i've been meeting with this group of 3 girls for, i think, 2.5 years now.  we've added two more girls along the way and it is so awesome to watch them grow in their faith, battle through Sin, have a deeper understanding of Grace.  i can't think of anything that spurs me more.  recently, one of the girls basically laid out the fact that she wants more.  essentially, she's legit.  she wants to be in the Word, she wants Jesus, she wants full life that only he can give, she wants to be discipled.  so we're meeting more & a few of the girls want in on that too.  some of the five meet on tuesday mornings to share life together and on thursday mornings we have biblestudy specifically.  God is good & i could not cherish this time together more.  i know that i am blessed to be a part of this, to be a witness to what the Spirit is doing.

last weekend we had a lafayette team slumber party.  um i love our team.  they are so fun & have such a heart for the Lord and for lost friends.  we ate snacks & laughed & slept on the floor & planned for the semester. 
{this is the last pic i have of us by the way...from last JULY...we must fix this}

as we speak i hear hollering & booming as boys wrestle in my living room. we have a 'no wrestling in the house' rule that rarely gets observed but at this very moment the wrestling is actually bringing me joy. i love that my husband wants high school guys to know jesus.  even if that means we break things.

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