This dimly lit picture is the office; still in boxes
and in clutter but we will get there.
I have lots of plans and hopes...
My one goal for today is to move a bunch of the library
to the living room bookshelves...
things that are not as valuable as there is more
possibility of sun exposure in the living room...
Exciting to me right now is just to have a few places
of order and peace as we continue to unpack
and find places for things.
I am loving this little spot on the dresser.
The mug has our prosphera bread that
we are given at our church...
we have it first thing in the morning
with a little holy water,
before we eat or drink other things;
it's a real blessing... like being given
a blessing and strength for the day!
We don't have most of our icons unpacked and up yet...
so this lovely corner is our current prayer corner.
It works and is a lovely start.
We hope to get some sort of icon shelf/rail
in our chapel for various icons...
this hopefully will happen in July when
Mr. Husband's parents come;
they had to change dates with us
due to strawberry season and harvesting,
but this is fine for us too,
we are excited to have them come!
I got this icon diptych at an antique mall
in Grand Rapids years ago with my Grandma;
it was made in Rome.
The candle was a gift from a dear friend and is made
at the monastery in Brownsberg Quebec.
The candles in the glass jar are also from Orthodox monasteries.
I am determined to have much less clutter in our home.
This coat rack used to be just layered with things.
Now it has the essentials and our master bedroom closet,
which is about twice the size of our old one
has the excess.
I am so pleased about this.
My Dad used what was already around to anchor this
bathroom shelf unit to the wall.
It is so sturdy now!
The double sink is just lovely.
The sink on the left has some cracks in it
but is structurally still sound,
as in no chance of leakage.
I still have to put our wedding crowns back up
above the bed.
We have boxes to unpack yet in the closet
before boxes that are in the bedroom can be properly stored.
I am finding that working on one chosen area
helps a lot in the unpacking progress.
Oh, and thank God: I found my camera charger!!
I opened up the shades and sat Cleo down so she
can enjoy the window view.
She is still learning about places in this new home.
I am still loving the paint colours.
And it is wonderful to have the two big windows
and have shades for them.
It cuts down the heat from the sun and the light
exposure on things.
Little by little we will get things unpacked!
I am realizing, esp. with Mr. Husband parent's later
arrival to help with some things,
that it will be sometime before everything is
situated. But it is going well and
I have my kitchen clutter free
which is a huge relief.
Years ago when I just could not seem to keep things clean,
my spiritual father in Ottawa told me that just having
one area clean and organized can help one's
equilibrium and keep one from being totally discouraged
and overwhelmed by it.
I am finding this to be true...
and that one must choose a small area to work on
and go from there.
Little by little,
we will make our new condo a home!