So over the past few months (actually probably ten months if I'm being totally honest with myself!) I have had to learn to be extremely patient with myself. It's not the easiest of things to do let me tell you!
You see. My husband Stephen and I have been blessed with 6 beautiful children and now one gorgeous little grand-daughter. So as you can imagine all of my time, attention and focus has been about them for the past 21 years. I love my children to iddy biddy bits so naturally devoting myself to them and our marriage has never been a chore.
However, now I have developed a medical condition that has been brought on by outside factors and I find myself having to take a lot more time out for me. I have to allow myself time to take a lot longer to do things that I would have ordinarily done in a day to now take a few days, a week or two and sometimes maybe even longer. As you can imagine this is extremely frustrating for me! Don't get me wrong....I know there are people out in the world who are a lot worse off than me, but this is nonetheless very difficult for me.
So amongst all the BLAH that's been going on, Stephen and I have rekindled our passion for garage sales! On one of our recent adventures we purchased an old chest of drawers (unfortunately I somehow deleted the photo! Sorry!). Other than being old, tired and worn (much like how I'm feeling! lol!) it was in perfect working order! And we got it for a steal! So after it sat in my carport for several weeks I finally plucked up both the courage and stamina to crack open the can of Annie Sloane chalk paint, in cream and gave the drawers a lick of paint.
Figuring I was committed (and besides these drawers are taking up room in the family room!) I decided to start the process of waxing it. This took me about four hours as I would start and then after 10 or 15 minutes I would loose focus and walk away and find something else to do. Then, feeling like I really SHOULD get this done I would return to do some more. Eventually the whole set of drawers were waxed.
About another week passed and I decided yet again that these drawers needed to be finished so I began sanding and distressing the drawers. After a lot of off and on sanding (which by the way is normally a really quick process but because everything for me is slow it's taken a lot longer than normal!)the drawers were completely distressed! Yes!!!!! And then I decided to quickly rub the clear wax back over the distressed areas which fortunately I did rather quickly!
So I think I have found a new niche for myself. The processes are easy....I just have to get my brain to work properly!!! Easier said than done...but I am determined not to let this get the better of me, no matter how long it takes!!
I am learning that sometimes I just have to be more patient than others!!!
Much love and peace to you all.