Every time I listen to “The Back of the North Wind “ with my children, and it reaches the end, I spend about ten minutes crying and telling Jesus I love Him and that His eyes are beautiful to behold.
After I calm down, I also am grateful that that book was written...because if it hadn’t been inspiration for CS Lewis, what would life be like without the Chronicles of Narnia?
I broke down and bought one of those fantastic table runners it seems that everyone in blog world has in their homes that they constantly showcase (and brag that they made it all happen for fifteen dollars, spray paint and a few globs of modgepodge.)
My table runner was on sale.
Thank you, Pier One.
Then my kids ate at the table. After two meals it needed cleaning.
Company was coming over and I pulled it off the table, threw it in the laundry room and didn’t give it another thought.
I pulled my purple sweater out of the wash yesterday and wondered at all the strange lint that was stuck to it.
Then I pulled out my mangled table runner that said “Spot Clean Only.”
New decisions that have been made from this encounter:
I really need to start reading labels
I really need to stop being trendy like most blog homes I see on the net
There is no point having anything lovely on my table until my kids are past the spilling everything stage
No more going into Pier One and buying table runners
New thoughts that emerged:
Will my kids ever stop spilling things?
How will I get this sweater cleaned?
Am I going to be one of those old ladies who hides all her nice things when the grandkids come to visit and follow them around with a vacuum?