Monday, January 17, 2011

Heeding My Own Advice How Sweet It Is

I have continued on the course set before me commit to do what makes life good. I did some writing in the morning with my coffee and running after dinner. This was the first running since the marathon last Sunday and it was exactly as it should be. I couldn't resist thinking about what is acceptable weekly mileage.

It is amazing how a healthy does of industriousness energizes. Sleep is a blessing when it comes at night but sleep during the day makes one tired and sluggish. I spent the remainder of the day working on the stuff that sometimes get moved to another time. The family chapel was top priority today and Saint Anthony the Great weighed on my heart. The chapel which is now suited to prayer and privacy is sweet to the eyes and the heart. It is the first room to the left when you enter the house and it lets all who enter "As for me and my house we shall serve the Lord".

The hall closet even got an overhaul and the tapestry from Brussels was finally mounted. The kids did their fare share. After a good days where I called them to the front door and we looked into our home into the chapel and the formal room then we walked on to  the family room, the kitchen, "running central" (the treadmill room), the screen room and even the water closet. The downstairs (with the exception of the garage and storage room) was attended to.

This was not all butterflies and pixie dust there was shouting,  bickering and some resistance but in the end all turn out well and we feasted on a fantastic dinner made by Elias and Euphemia. Although I don't think they would voluntarily sign up for warrior weekend projects they did confirm how the house was welcoming and how we felt relaxed and had an openness about us which had been absent since the holidays. 

 Life can be turbulent and really good.

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