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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This Too Shall Pass!

So, um, I'm really, really going to try to keep up with this bloggy-thingy. I'm not trying to force myself to keep up with something I don't have time for, I think that it's that I'm not very computer savvy and things that require more than one step I find tiresome. I have that Deer-in-the-headlights look when a recipe calls for more than three steps or four ingredients. (Thank you Nanny for my 3 Ingredient cookbook, my children eat dinner on a regular basis now.). I think awesome thoughts and quickly forget them so honestly, this is why I would like to make a better effort to record my musings. Reason #2: Mailman Bob (my hubby of 13+ years) can keep up with the craziness all the way from Afghanistan. Yep, that's right folks. Mailman Bob is in the good ol' National Guard. He's been there for awhile and he's got awhile to go before he comes home. Note: Fun Operation Security Rules Apply. I may never reveal information that may give the Bad Guys a head's up. Dates, places and people's names will be changed to protect National Security. So I'm going to have fun with it and give them all fun names.
That's about it for this minute, I'm about to put our monkeys to bed...I hope they stay there.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Marching On

I can't believe it's Spring. I've heard others wonder about the very same thing and I have always thought how silly it was of them to say this. I mean, Spring happens every year at the same time. How could it "sneak up" on us? I think I ignore so much of God's amazing world all too often.
I have mixed feelings about the arrival of Spring. In some ways I feel refreshed and energized by the warming weather and the budding trees, etc. In other ways I feel a small panic well up inside of myself. Like I've wasted the entire Winter sitting in front of the TV or computer. More than likely I had my nose in a book. Anyway, I feel like I've got to "catch up" on the things that I planned out during the Winter. I should have already tilled the garden bed, started seedlings indoors, caulked the windows, weatherstripped the doors, etc. I just started the seedlings today. I'm a month late. It's been so windy I haven't pruned anything either. Oh well. Don't stress out. If Jesus doesn't come tonight, there's always tomorrow. LOL. (My Nanny used to say that about dirty dishes left in the sink. I use that philosophy all the time now.)

So, one more thing to think about: Lent. I've never observed Lent before. I've tried to fast from things, without much success. This year our church is really on the band wagon so I decided to hop on. I'm giving up sugar. Anyone who knows me knows what a total sacrifice this is for me. So, pray for me...and someone probably needs to check in on the children...

Friday, February 4, 2011

So, the weather is AWFUL but I am singing God's praises today. (And EVERY day.) We are BACK in our "Old" house. That is to say, we were approved for our loan modification. We can now afford our mortgage payment without me having to find a job working nights. Ha.
Just thankful to be out of an 875 sq ft. box with a floor furnace.
Also, we are actually looking forward to tax season this year. We should be receiving a nice refund. Praise The Lord!!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Back from my Blog Vacation

I know, it's been over a year. I've been busy. My year in a nutshell....ready...set...GO!
Ice Storm Christmas '09
Lost my job. Happy New Year 2010!
1/10 Hubby joined National Guard
3/10 Hubby goes to NG training...out of state
4/10 Same.
5/10 Same.
6/10 Slowly falling financially behind due to NG pay "errors" and loss of my income.
7/10 Same.
8/10 Choose to Home school children for 1st time EVER because of hubby's crazy schedule.
8/10 Meet hubby's 19 year old daughter for 1st time. GREAT experience. Love her.
9/10 Join Home school co-op and teach art. LOVE it.
10/10 Begin to realize we can't afford our mortgage with me not working and pay "errors"
11/10 Try to sell house, move from 2300 sqft. to 900 sqft. 1 bth, 2 bd. 5 people. HATE IT.
11/10 Enroll oldest 2 in new school. 1 HATES IT. Prefers to be home schooled.
12/10 Miserable. Financially panicking. Emotionally panicking. (sigh)
2011 Happy New Year. It can only get better...right?
1/11 Waiting on 2nd attempt at loan modification to be approved this time...Please, God...Help.
Only You can keep us sane in this tiny house. Please help us get back into our home!
1/11 Found out good friend from college has cancer. She's only a few years older than me and she has young kids. This isn't fair. At. All.
So, now you know. Roller Coaster year. Fun times.
I know God provides. I know He alone is my strength. My Peace lies in my relationship with Him. Not my house. Not where my kids go to school. Not even my husband's presence. That last one is hard for me to write.
Five more days of January. February is going to be SOOO much better than January, right??? Ha!