Today was painting day! My kitchen is now a lovely warm gold color. My best friend brought lunch over so we got to sit and yack first. Then we got right down to work. My friend is a nurse practitioner and paint details like a surgeon. She was not kidding that she is a taping expert. She was so exact. She also took a small paint detail brush around the molding detail of my cabinets. It looks so good. I still have to pull out the fridge and paint back there. I would have finished it but it was Ash Wednesday and I had to clean up and get to church.
The service tonight was beautiful. I was the assistant minister and cantor tonight for this special service, which was truly an honor. I do so love Lent and the process of inner work that goes with it. This is a precious time for me and there are some important positive changes that I want to make in my life in the next forty days.
It is so wonderful to have really supportive friends who offer their help all of the time and expertise on my house. They have told me that they are so proud of me for buying a house all on my own, and are so incredible about offering help. My friend today said that she wanted to make sure that I finished painting one room today so that I would feel so good about getting it all done. We really had a wonderful time and got to talk about all kinds of interesting things. I do have to say that painting is a lot more fun when you do it with a friend.
So now that I have one room done, I feel really motivated. Paint really changes the whole look of the room. Now I can't wait to paint the living room.