Thursday, October 6, 2011

To Paint or Retreat

My husband and I have a long weekend coming up. The weather looks to be perfect, sunny with mild temperatures. We have a decision to make, what do we do with the time.

I have a kitchen that has been in the process of being redone. Wallpaper was pulled off the walls two weeks ago. Paint has been purchased and my husband has even begun taping around the windows and yet we are at a standstill. My kitchen is still quite usable so there is no pressing reason to get it finished....and that's the problem.

Back to my original dilemma, three day weekend coming up, we could get so much done around the house, yet feeling the need to retreat, the need to get away, to spend some time together away from the demands of everyday life.  Feeling very weary and sense it in my husband as well. What ever we decide to do, just having some time together will be nice. We shall see what happens...this is pretty typical of us.... indecisive to the last minute. Should be a no brainer right?

On another front I continue to weave through the medical maze, with appointments that are starting to stack up like cord wood. I won't be through them all until the beginning of December. The good news is my most recent MRI was negative for cancer...thank you Lord! I still don't like having to do them but I have accepted the fact that it's going to be a part of the routine. Being reminded daily that the control I think I have over my life is an illusion...continuing to learn to trust the Lord.

I have asked for friends to pray that I would have peace and that is exactly what I have experienced, that unexplainable peace, that peace that passes understanding, so thankful for that.

Decision will be made tomorrow on what our weekend plans will be...I think we did this very same thing last year...last year we ended up staying close to home to get things done...ended up being a good decision but it was a very different time.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus  Phillippians 4: 6-7


camp and cottage living said...

I'm so glad that you are experiencing such peace.
I hope you get away and relax.
The kitchen will always be there and this beautiful weather will not
Have a lovely weekend whatever you decide-Kimberly

NanaNor's said...

Hi Maryann, It does sound like you and your hubby need to get away for the weekend. I have found the rest and relaxation better equip us for the fight.
I love getting away to the mountains but because of finanaces, I settle for a drive-still it brings me such peace.
Continuing to pray for Peace that passes understanding.
Hugs, Noreen

LDH said...

As good as it is to accomplish things around the house, a get away can be just the right thing for a couple. So happy to hear about the peace you are experiencing :)

Debbie said...

Hello! Boy can I ever relate to this post. There are always things that need to be done around the house, and yet when the time presents itself, I'd much rather be out and about just enjoying "time" together. I can tell you very truthfully I never regret taking it when I can. Praise God on your MRI...I know that feeling too. I am soo glad to hear that you are experiencing His peace. Absolutely nothing like it.

I can look up the link and let you know, but I did it on-line. It wasn't exactly cheap as I wanted the whole year to be in a book. They did a really good job. My only complaint was that the pictures were not as big as I have them on my blog. But it was still worth it....I am pretty sure it was called myblog 4 print or something like that. I will try and find it.

Have a wonderful week-end!


Debbie said...


It is me again, (though I do not see my last comment, I hope I didn't mess it up somehow...sigh...sometimes I can be such a glue. But anyway, here is the link from my blog that tells and shows one of my books pretty well...it is on Jan. 31st....and then if you scroll down the page a bit on Jan 17 I give the link and where I was going to do it etc. I am pretty pleased with my books (I have 2 now) but like I said, the pics are not what I had hoped for. But I do like having them in a book...


Hope this helps...let me know if this link doesn't work...

Petra said...

Whatever you decide, I pray that it will be a time of great joy and closeness for the the two of you! Praising God with you for the negative MRI results!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Praying for you that whatever you decide there will be refreshment from the Lord.

At this time in my life being able to get away ever isn't an option..and hubby works six days a week on 100% commission. So God has been giving me refreshment in my finished projects...the little money at a time to make something new. All that is to say, He knows how to bring energy back to us according to our situation.

If you get a trip...which I hope you do...then I know He will speak to you both and every day will be worth it....and that kitchen will still be there when you get back, but maybe then you will see it in new eyes.

Blessings and prayers

Trisha said...

Praise God for that wonderful MRI report AND for His peace! May He richly bless your endeavors, whatever you decide to do. :)