January was filled with late Christmas dinners, birthdays, work, sleep, church, painting the island, rearranging and redecorating, Christmas tree goodbyes, traveling to Richmond, and the Bachelor.
The productivity of January: I got some sewing done, not as much as I did in December, but I have noticed with each new project my skill is improving. We got the island my dad built and painted it...multiple times. We wanted something dark blue with green hues. Well initially the color we chose was Valspar La Fonda Turquoise (I should have known with a name like La Fonda..just kidding) and it ended up looking like we ransacked a house out of Key West and stole a kitchen island or in other words that Jimmy Buffet threw up in our kitchen. Either way after three coats we did not like it, so Chris got Lowe's to add some black which has improved it some, the island is still a bit bright but, it is much better than it was.
Also, we got the house de-Christmased and redecorated and rearranged some of the furniture.
Work, Work, Work! We have been pretty busy at the hospital the past three weeks which means a decent paycheck, always a good thing.
Our community group started reading His Needs, Her Needs which we have found to be pretty good so far, we are learning the importance of each other's needs and what it takes to meet them. Additionally, since the start of the year I have been trying to read a new devotional every day, Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young, which has proved to be quite good. I can't forget Real Simple, Country Living, and BHG!
Paperweight by Joshua Radin and Schuyler Fisk
A Little Bit Stronger by Sara Evans
Let Him Fly by Patty Griffin and the Dixie Chicks
Smoke A Little Smoke by Eric Church
Speak Now CD by Taylor Swift
I am looking forward to seeing what February has in store, well not the cold weather.