Have I mentioned how much I love living in the country?
After living my entire life in either small towns or suburbs, our move to the country has been a nice change. One I'm not apt to grow weary of anytime soon.
I love our evening walks that sometime take us into the woods, through the pasture...
And around the tank.
Especially when there's a beautiful sunset.This week was much quieter than the week leading up to Easter. And while I'm still in love with nature, it's mostly the flowers I've been watching this week.
The amaryllis are in full bloom.
As are the roses, snapdragons and other annuals.
And as we drove through the countryside over the weekend, we were able to catch the tail end of the bluebonnets.Oh, and would you look at the smile blooming on this little munchkin's face.
I dare you not to smile.
So, if you'll recall, we spent most of the last year renovating my in-laws' house. And while we've been living in the house since mid-December, there was still one room that wasn't complete. But as of Friday, the powder bath now has sink/vanity.
You see, we'd picked out a vanity that we loved. But when it was delivered, it was damaged. (You can't relate, can you Ruthy?) So we reordered and the second one was damaged even worse than the first. Then we had to make a decision. Take a chance on ordering again or come up with another option.
After seeing something a friend posted on Facebook, we came up with another option. One that began with finding a really cool slab of spalted maple. And finally, after almost four months...
It's nothing at all like the one we'd originally ordered, but I love it none the less. For starters, I got the vessel sink I'd always wanted yet the other vanity didn't have. Beyond that, though, this vanity has character. It's got imperfections. And instead of trying to hide the rough edges, we decided the highlight them.
Honestly, it turned out better than I expected and I couldn't be more pleased.
So that's my uneventful week in nutshell. What's going on in your neck of the woods?
Three-time Carol Award nominee, Mindy Obenhaus, lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, the youngest of her five children and two dogs. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com