The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas

The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Safe and Happy Vibe

Doing a little Think Aloud  today while I sip my 2nd Cuppa. the last time I posted anything about the junk room, we were still calling it The Junk Room.

However, it has now officially been transformed into The Grandkids Room.

At present, there is a changing table, a small 3 drawer chest of drawers, and 1 assembled baby bed.

We will be putting the other one together soon and getting two new mattresses & mattress covers.

Now to be honest, not ALL of the junk is completely out of the room yet. 
There is still some unsorted clutter on one wall...but there is probably only about 30-45 minutes worth of sorting still left to do on that.

Getting this room squared away was my big goal for the week after Christmas.
Here's what's been done so far:

-I dedicated 1 whole day to cleaning it by myself and also got the walk in closet all squared away. 
-Hubby took the next shift and gave it a whole day too.
-Between us, we sorted through, culled out, tossed away, & donated a ton of stuff.
-Hubby moved the baby furniture into the room.
-I put away all the little Thrift Store baby items after they were washed, cleaned, steamed and sanitized.

I felt so spiffy when I was able to put the little baby items in the chest of drawers.  

It was really cool.

Not sure when we will get the mattresses...probably this coming weekend.

And yes I will bring in one of my rockers and put a little table with a lamp in there.

Gotta have a place to rock a baby right?

And I still need to get different curtains in there.
White lace curtains are there now, but I need something that will darken the room a bit more when needed.

Something calming...probably something blue
I think sunlight being filtered by dark blue fabric would look peaceful...perhaps Nap Invoking?

One day soon we will need to baby-proof the house.
Plastic plugs in all electrical sockets, gizmo's to secure the low cabinets with chemicals, etc etc etc.

And we need to get our OWN baby monitor set so the kids don't have to wag theirs over when we babysit.

Lots to do in the future

But it doesn't all have to be done right now.  

Soon, but not right now.

For now, getting at least ONE baby bed completely ready is all that has to be done.

Ya know...It's alot more relaxing doing this as a grandmother than it was when I was The Mommy.

I am not compelled to have The Perfect Nursery.

Just want a safe, comfortable, user-friendly space for the kids to Sleep and eventually Play.

I am really diggin' the notion of being the "Prepared Grandmother".

Can't wait to see what the room will finally look like when we get the mattresses, put on the sheets, tie on the bumper pads.

It will not look like a Magazine Photo-Shoot Nursery.

And I really don't want it to.

We are the grandparents...and this is NOT a competition.
I'm just going for the Safe & Happy Vibe with this room.

And I am betting that the babies will LOVE coming to Grandmaw's House because of that.

Looking back, I never had MY own room at MY Grandparents Houses.

But it would have certainly been COOL if I had.

Pretty Sweet Huh!

In Him,


Kay @ The Church Cook said...

What wonderful grandparents you are! So great to connect with you, Grace (Glad you chose that name)! After homeschooling my children for many years, my second child so desired to go to charter public school. It has been a great learning and humbling experience for me. And knowing there are teachers like you out there, it is very comforting and grateful. :)

Grace said...

How Delightful To Meet You TOO:)
And thank you for the heartfelt comment.
I am quite touched.

BTW...we bought one of the baby mattresses today. "Little Man"(as I call him) now has his very own baby bed all ready to sleep in.

And regarding being a Christian is Mission Work. But I love it. There are more of us Out There than most parents realize. We just don't make alot of noise about it and thus we stay off the radar.

About the alias name "GRACE" that I use in this blog...Let me share a little secret with you: If you ever have time to do this,go back to October 14, 2011...the day I created this blog. (Since you are a Christian, I suspect the story of why this blog is called Grace Under Pressure will have meaning to you.Its rather a powerful story to tell the truth.)

And once the name of the blog came to me, it just seemed natural to make the name Grace serve as my pen name too.

It has been a delight visiting with you, and I am looking forward to doing more of the same.

In Him,

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Grace - it works .. now you have pop up comments - great news .. so much simpler .. many thanks for changing ..

Glad all the hard work for the grandchildrens' room has paid off ..

Good luck with the 2nd mattress .. cheers Hilary