Out with the Sink Hodgepodge…

1. In a rut, in a jam, in the groove, out of sync, off balance, out of touch…which saying best fits some area of your life currently (or recently)? Explain.

I’m literally out of a sink. The only thing that is still standing in our master bath is the toilet. The photo at the top of this post is what this area in our master bedroom looked like on Monday. Demolition started after I took the photo. Because of this chaos I am out of sync and off balance right now.

We are extending the bathroom wall into the bedroom by a foot and the wall will go all the way on the right instead of having that useless desk area. A new double vanity should be delivered on Tuesday. The new toilet will be in a different spot. Instead of a tub/shower unit we installing a shower stall. New flooring and two new smaller windows in different spots which means the siding on the outside of the house will need to be re-done, too. Dear is doing all the work himself. He will get some advice from a plumber along the way.

2. What is it about somebody else’s style of work (coworker/employee/shared volunteer project/household chore) that makes you crazy? Why?

Oh dear, this question can get me in trouble. I get antsy around laid back, do it the last minute kind of people. I might start tapping my foot wondering when the job is going to get started. Now I’ve learned over the years that these types of workers still get the job done but I’d rather not be there to watch. I like to plan and plan and make a list and start things early and have everything ready on time. For unplanned last minute things I’m good with fly by the seat of your pants.

3. What’s a tradition that always makes you feel at home?

Having a meal with family and friends sitting together around a table holding hands while saying a prayer of thanksgiving to God before we eat.

4. A favorite song with a girl’s name in the title or lyrics? Any reason why this is a particular favorite?

Michelle by the Beatles. Beatlemania was alive and well in my junior high and high school years.

5. Share a favorite quote, verse, or saying relating to gratitude or thanksgiving.

Psalm 118: 28-29 ~

You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
    you are my God; I will extol you.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    for his steadfast love endures forever!

6. Insert your own random thought here.

On Sunday I posted this for Bread for the Journey at Mennonite Girls Can Cook Blog.

More and more it seems the world around me is choosing to come against the truth of God’s Word. Some of these voices, strong and bold, can confuse me and sometimes because of the labels they attach to anyone who does not have their strong point of view I am silenced. What should I do? …read more at this link.

I’ll be linking up with Joyce From This Side of the Pond for Wednesday Hodgepodge. She asks the questions and we answer them. Thank you for stopping by and reading my answers. I appreciate my fellow bloggers and others who stop by, too.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

25 thoughts on “Out with the Sink Hodgepodge…

  1. I have spent so much time pondering your very thoughts expressed at the end. I keep returning to God’s word myself, spending less time listening to all the other voices out there, many lovely Christian women I’ve learned from but who now seem to have taken a tone that feels unfamiliar and harsh and discouraging rather than encouraging. I have wanted to write about it but am still mulling over how to express it.

  2. I’m a planner, too. My husband is the laid back type. Somehow we have worked it out, but I’ve chewed off a few nails waiting for him………:) Love family dinners full of blessings. I hope you get ‘in sink’ soon! xx K

  3. Once the bathroom renovation is done everything will be well again. 🙂 I’m like you in that I prefer to make lists and check off my accomplishments. I don’t like leaving anything to chance because there is always something that gets in the way. Our society is full of rebelling spirits who choose excuses to keep doing what feels good instead of accepting God’s word. The devil has blinders pulled over their eyes. Have a blessed day!

  4. I know how you feel about the mess having had our main bathroom totally replaced 2 years ago and our shower room this summer but how nice it all looks when finished. I still stand in shower room sometimes and think ‘is this really mine?’

  5. Best of luck with your renovations. Our son is going through that in every single room of the house they purchased. Thankfully they are not leaving in the house yet!! Family meal together is a great answer.

  6. Sounds like you have a great plan for your bathroom renovation. Can’t wait to see it when it’s all done. Construction is so hard to live in – especially this time of year. Good for your dear – a big job. It will look amazing! The Thanksgiving table looks so inviting and lovely. Great answers.

  7. Yes, you are out of sync (sink)! 😀

    Thanks for sending us over to the MGCC site. Your Sunday devotion is so timely. Our world is full of darkness, but He is the light! Thanks for the reminder to stand for truth!

  8. he master bath is going to look amazing when you get it done, but the journey will be a tough one! Praying it all goes quickly and smoothly, and it is wonderful that your husband is able to do it himself! It will be nice to have a bigger bathroom instead of the useless desk area. I too love the time of prayer around the Thanksgiving table, sharing with family and friends the blessings of the Lord. Praying the demolition/remodel process continues on smoothly! Can’t wait to see it all finished 🙂

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