Friday, December 08, 2006

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

I am reminded of the TV show with Gomer Pyle (not sure if I spelled his name correctly). It was a military type show. Gomer would say "Surprise, surprise, surprise". I laughed when I thought about it today and how I truly was surprised to see such a beautiful master bedroom.

The neatest part about the redecorating is that my friend Emily just told people what she wanted to do and everyone was SO giving. Wow! Even Strothkamp Paints on Manchester Road donated the Benjamin Moore paint for the makeover. For the record, I paint alot in the home. I have been known to paint a hallway 4 times in less than 3 years until I truly have settled on a color that I like. I also paint a big swatch on the wall and leave it there for over 6 months till I muster up the energy to paint the whole room. In the beginning of this trial I joked with Dave and some others that I should call the tumor "Benny" because I like to paint so much. Dave reminded me that if brain tumors come from painting most professional painters would have cancer. Thanks Dave. I just thought it was funny!

It was cute to see Dave's expression with all the home projects. Did I mention he is a patient man. He has lived with me long enough to withstand all the half done painting projects along with all my other oddities. I only finish the painting when I know I will have guests over. I am usually up till midnight painting and then wake up at 4 am to finish. Crazy I know. Who knows how long I have had this tumor?

I can't say thank you enough to the many people who came together to serve us while we were in Texas. It has been so neat to see the love of all the people in the area. Your compassion has been a blessing in my heart personally.

Take Care Benny - kate
(note: Pieces of Benny are at St. Johns & Texas) He is a multi tasker like me!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What wonderful giving and supportive friends and family you have. You are truely blessed! To those of you who are doing the giving, God Bless You!