Monday, March 14, 2011

A fresh look

I just slapped on a fresh coat of paint in my living room...well, I did not do it but my little handyman that

makes my frames did is really nice having a nice handyman around! My living room has been painted an

earthy sage green for the past four years. I began disliking that paint color about three minutes after it was

lathered on the walls. My living room gets absolutely zero natural light, therefore, the earthtones did nothing to

brighten things up.

When we went to Canton, Texas about a month ago, we stayed in my friends bed-n-breakfast. I quickly fell

 in love with the paint color she had in her converted garage.....Beach Cottage by Waverly. I matched it up

toPorter Paints Colonial Aqua. My ceilings, which are sloped and have wood (I mean foam) beams, have

been painted DelicateWhite in a semi gloss finish. I am hoping this finish will help bounce some natural light


Have a mentioned lately I have got to put the metal to the pedal or else the Spring Sale (April 28-30) will be

here and you guys will only have two pieces of furniture to choose from.  I wouldn't do that to ya....would I?


 Speaking of Canton, Tx......I have had lots of STUFF occupying my mind lately.  My husband, my friend

Delanie, and I went to Canton, Tx, the first part of  February on a buying trip (which I have not yet

blogged about....oops).  After driving nine hours, we stopped and spent the night in a hotel.  When we

woke up the next morning, Vic noticed his pee was a little (lot) the end of the day it

looked like grapefruit juice.  As the day progressed,  he started running a fever and having pain under his left

flank....we immediately thought kidney stone, yet deep down, I feared something more complicated.  My

friend Cassie (a sorority sister from Ole Miss who we were staying with) pulled some ropes and got Vic in

with her personal doctor.....he too suspected kidney stones.  Needless to say,Vic's situation along with about

six inches of unanticipated snow, made for a not-so-productive trip.....  you would not have been able to tell

the "not-so-productive" part from the truck...we were packed in there like sardines. Despite his misery, he

hung with us....Vic was a true champ.

When we got back home to Tennessee, Vic immediately went to see his regular doctor....Since then, lots of

tests have been ran....ct scans, ultra sounds, blood work, etc.  Last week Vic was diagnosed with Chronic

Kidney Disease Stage 3.  Today, he had a bioposy to try and determine where the blood in his urine is

coming from....we won't know the results of it til Thursday.  BTW, most people with CKD live a

relatively normal lifestyle. 

In situations like these (which have been few and far between for me), your mind tends wander to places

 it doesn't belong.  I have been praying to God to just let me take this one day at a time and not get caught up

in all the worrying and "what if's." I am leaning on my Lord very strongly right now and I hope I will continue

to do so........He is my Sustainer, my everything.   I have not always had the faith I now have ...Thank

goodness I have it.....for without it, I would have already crumbled.  For not so long ago, I did not live like I

should have....I did not love like I should have....I did not give like I could have.

Vic told me the other night that through all this, he hoped to be a better Christian, a better husband, a better

father, a better son, a better brother and a better grandson.  In my book, he can't get any better.....he is as

good as they come. 



  1. I love the new color, can't wait to see it in person! I am continuing to pray for Vic and you all.

  2. Christy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband. Hang in there, and enjoy your "new"'s BEAUTIFUL!

  3. I'm so blessed to have Christy as my wife. She could have anyone she wants, but she chose me. WOW, am I blessed or what. She never ceases to amaze me. As with all marriages, we have our disagreements, but overall, God has blessed me with two great families, mine and hers. She is an inspiration to me and I love her dearly. Sincerely, Vic

  4. Christy,
    I have not known you for a long time....I feel you are such a kindred spirit to me....I love your faithfulness and creativity and the joy you spread as you go. My prayers are lifting you and Vic and your sweet children up to Him. He will watch over you all and always keep the faith. Love to you and yours! Love the blog and your new living room!! xo Pat