"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

a subtle hint




After a non-stop summer it feels great to be settling into a new school year.  We officially started 2 weeks ago and as we work on updating our old routine to fit our desires for this year we find that my husband's joke about installing a revolving door at the front of the house isn't very funny.  Our third day of school found me standing in the living room near the front door from 1:00 to 4:15 (except for the 1/2 hour that I sat on the couch with 1 friend while she waited for Erin to load a disk with wedding pictures for her) literally!  One car drove away as another was pulling up, again and again.  My husband just stood there shaking his head as I moaned, "this is how we ended last year... I can't start here"!





Out came the tempera paint (the jug I still have from when Cory (25) was a toddler) and Audrey got to work.  Everyone who sees it asks me if it's working.  It seems to be, though I'm afraid to say so just yet.







Blessings, Debbie

11 comments:

  1. Great idea! That would be so frustrating to be interrupted all the time. And I love the shadow picture....

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  2. Makes perfect sense! Protect that time. Holy things are happening.

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  3. Good for you! Sometimes you just have to take care of business!! :-)

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  4. It gets harder and harder as the kids get older!

    I know you will be glad for the decision you've made!

    Deanna

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  5. She did a nice job - I hope it does help - sometimes you just need to draw a line in the sand or (in this case) on the window. :)

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  6. Love the sign in the window. Hope that it works. Have a good school year.
    JB

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  7. Haha, that is a great idea! I should do that on our answering machine!

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  8. Debbie I have missed you so, but you know this :) Hope you got the cutter quilts. I of course FORGOT to put in that newspaper article...guess you will be getting some snail mail too!
    Really wishing we could eak out some time for a visit before the weather turns, life is crazy busy for me as well. Opening a new booth at a brand new antique mall this month, Josh may be moving to CA on a big job promotion, Mollie is loving college and Sam is bemoaning this last jog of high school. Plus my add on's, work and a small promotion for me...maybe we will sneak over in November.
    Hugs to you and all the family. I love your sign, a great idea!
    Love,
    Sooz

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  9. Subtlety doesn't work for every situation. Wow! You have a long school day. I really hope that this works well for you and the students.

    So good to see you back!☺

    Remember that thing about subtlety? Is there any way that you could switch your word verification to comment moderation to save old eyes?

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  10. Hi Debbie. :) So good to see you back here in this place. I totally get it about being busy...such is life right now for us, too. Not a revolving door kind of busy, just too much on my list. Wishing you happy days of learning,

    Lisa

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  11. Wonderful. Funny - we are so glad to be the kind of people who are useful. But having the child (ha - she's a young woman of great presence) paint the sign is delicious. I depended on my innate scariness to keep us visitorless.

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