Monday, June 27, 2005

Half way through the staining

My favorite part

We are in the middle of restaining our kitchen cabinets. I was not excited to start this project knowing the kind of mess and nuisance it would create. The cabinets are completed and all we have left is to restain the doors themselves. Nathan and a friend of his from work have been diligently sanding and restaining for the last few weeks. Spending evenings and weekends sanding and staining until sunset. The sanding process requires sanding with 3 different grits of sandpaper. I dread sanding with the first grit or even the second grit, but I am soooo excited when we finally get to my favorite sanding grit: 240 grit.

240 grit is the last one to use to sand the wood giving it that final super smooth feel the wood should have before the stain is applied. I realized something this afternoon, in the garage, while sanding with 240 grit; I enjoy the process of completing rather than starting. I'm not enthused to start a project, but I will do anything to complete it once it is started. I think this new epiphany will help me be more productive. Knowing that if I just start something, soon I will be to my favorite part: The End.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

curly or straight

Why is it that it seems as if we are always looking for something that we don't have, even though, we are fortunate to have what we already have. For example, I now have curlers in my hair hoping that I can have the luscious curls many women with natural curls spend hours straightening. I have perfectly straight hair. I doubt the curls I'm putting into my hair will even last the day. However, I don't care. I want curls. I have been complimented on my beautiful straight as a board hair, yet...thats not enough. I want curls. When will I be satisfied with what I have? I'm not sure there is ever true satisfaction with what one has until they become thankful to the One that has given them everything. God has given me my super straight hair and until I am thankful for that...satisfaction may be a foreign word in my vocabulary.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Changing of the guards

This is Angi's blog now.