Saturday, March 17, 2007

It has come to my attention that people actually read this blog. *Gasp* Nah, I know that, just sometimes don't realize how many people read it.

We are currently in communication with a church. Things are still being worked out and arrangements being thought through. So we are waiting. But waiting is ok. We've been waiting for a couple of years now, I think we ought to be content with it. And I am. I truly am. I am content with where we are at. It's a funny thing. A year ago, I bemoaned the fact that we were sitting ducks. Well now I see that's not the whole truth. Waiting on the Lord to move is so much more differently than just waiting for a dr, or waiting for the water to boil. God is moving. He is working. I know that. And most of all I know that He is working in me to change me, where I need to be changed. And, well, if that helps me to deal better with taking on a church, then so be it. I know I will be thankful after we come out of this forest. Please keep us in your prayers for this one.

In about a month we will be totally debt free. We've had a couple of 'blessings' and we will have no credit card debt or medical bills. That will be a joyous day when we send that last check off. YAY! We are planning a 'frugal' party. Some streamers, a ham (done my way, oh yum! and I can make a couple more meals out of that....Split Pea soup with rice and ham, scalloped potatoes and ham, green beans and ham, ham and bean soup....I could go on. I digress) and some other yummies we all like. I think I will bake a cake for this momentous occasion. And we will make a photocopy of the last bill to pay and burn it. I am looking forward to it.

I got my hair cut today. I got about 4 inches cut off. It's still a few inches past my bra, but it's so much more healthier. It was all straw like from blow drying it this winter. I was showering at the gym and couldn't go out with a wet head, so I blew dried it. Well now that Nadia can keep herself busy while I shower, I just let my hair air dry at home. So much better. But I really like the cut I got and it looks so much better! Hubby likes it. So that's all that matters.

I'm reading two books right now Biblical Womanhood In the Home by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and A Woman's Answer to Anger by Annie Chapman. Both are really good and really needed books in my life right now. Yes, I am an angry woman. But I have been working on that for several years. I know it needs to go. Although I realized something. I will always have the ability to be angry. God made us with the ability to feel anger. God Himself gets angry too. So I've learned I'm not to get to the place where I never get angry, I long to be a the place that anger is not my 'go-to' emotion. That's what I'm working on.

I've lost 17 lbs since the beginning of January. It's great! The only thing is just about all of my clothes are too big and well, I don't have a whole lotta cash to go get new ones. But since it's going to warm up soon, I am going to wait. I went through all of my summer clothes, washed them, have them on hangers and am going to sell them at consignment. That will give me some cash to go to Salvation Army to get some new summer clothes. Since I still have 23 lbs left to loose I don't want to invest in a lot of new new clothes, but just some transitional stuff. I'm so excited.

Hubby finally went through the closet in this study. Ugh, it was disgusting. He's a bit of a pack rat. He's kept just about every bulletin from every church service he's ever been to. Things from high school (he's 31). Things he thought he might need, saved and then never looked at again until now. I'm so proud of him. He got rid of a large black garbage bag full of papers and junk. I am giving some stuff to freecycle and have to look through another tote myself. He found more fabric. Ugh. I can't believe the amount of fabric I have. I can't wait to stop working so I can sew more! I'm working on a quilt. It will be nice when I'm done. But the farthest I've gotten on it is cutting the squares. I just basically cut squares out of whatever leftover projects. It will be nice and warm. Can't wait to see it when it's done.

Talked to family yesterday and today. My grandma is in the hospital. BP was 220/110. Not good. She's 90.

Thanks for reading. Please have a blessed evening!

2 comments:

Kim said...

Yay for being almost debt-free you can taste it!!! I love your frugal party idea =) I'm also learning to be content with waiting - it's coming slowly, but God's teaching me, too.

Oona said...

Good for people to know.