Friday, October 22, 2010

Clone me, Please?

Just wishing there was a magic wand where I could make duplicates of myself.  A few extra me’s could tackle this home so much faster. 

It’s been two weeks since we completed our family room.  Whippee!  It’s lasted and the kids have helped keep it in tip-top shape.  Since then I’ve been putting every spare second into my bedroom.  One of my worst rooms.

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And as much as I’d like to show you it’s (nothing-short-of-miraculous) make-over – I’m not going to until it’s done.  It’s amazing.  Ms. Passion is a miracle worker.  Cross your fingers and with a little luck maybe I can show you on Monday or Tuesday.  But here are some hints.

First I threw open the window’s (pulled down the sheet).  I could almost hear the neighbor’s silent cheers as the monstrosity came down – NEVER to be put up again. 

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I spent a day removing items to be sorted later.  Donated 4 bags of fabric to the thrift pile and saved another 4 for maybe a future garage sale.  Then I spent maybe 5 days painting.  FIVE DAYS is insane, but so is trying to paint stripes.  If Ms. Passion wants stripes elsewhere in the house I may mutiny. No I won’t give up - but I might whine.  However after spending so much time I have to admit her technique looks amazing.

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The kids are continuing to pitch in.  Without them the whole room would have taken twice as long. 

And since I can’t show you the completed room I thought I’d give you a glimpse into some material I’ve been assigned to do something crazy with.

The whole process has been liberating.  In so many ways.  My Young and Gorgeous Counselor summed it up like this by sharing this quote with me.

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

~Marianne Williamson

And guess what?  The fear is shrinking and I’m starting to shine.


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Can't wait to see the finished room.

Linda in New Mexico said...

I've been wondering about your life changing re think. congrats, sounds like you are right on target. The Olde Bagg

Richins Family said...

Way to go Ashby's. You have a cheering team in Utah! Can't wait to see the transformation. And as for the clone of yourself, you don't need one. You are amazing.

Natalie said...

*Applause for awesome Fawndear*

The Trio said...

You got my "Woman of the Year" vote! I pray someday I can do it. It doesn't help that somehow your number of bags going out of the house are matriculating my way. Ha ha! Three Cheers for Fawn!!!!!

Katy Cameron said...

Yay you, and you're a far better woman than I for painting stripes!

Beth said...

I can't wait to see! You have absolutely gorgeous windows, by the way!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I am cheering and hooting and waving my arms for you over here! YAY! And for your family--pitching in and owning this whole process with you! So happy to read this update!

Bending Birches said...

best of luck to you, sweet lady!