Friday, April 27, 2007

house hunting

So, last night was the beginning of our house hunting adventure
with our new howard hannah friend, betsy.

i don't really know what i was expecting to see
when curtis printed off the pictures of the houses in the price range
we potentially can afford. (let's just say the photos were quite decieving!)

i mean, we've only begun discussing the option of buying as opposed to
renting in the upcomming year, and only if it means
it will cost minimally more than we are paying now.

well, lets just say, out of the four houses we looked at last night, only one felt like it wouldn't
collapse on top of us as she was showing them to us.
we left feeling poor, spoiled and so thankful for how the Lord has provided for us up to this point.

so now we are left to sit down and talk and pray together
about the one house we did think had a bit of potential
or whether to sit where we are (where i happen to love) and keep on renting, saving and waiting.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

words of wisdom from the fridge

while cooking dinner tonight
i was playing with my magnetic poetry on the fridge
i think that what i came up with
really speaks to where i am in this season of my life
full of hefty reminders to myself, from myself, from the Lord...
who would have thought magnetic poetry could be so inspiring and convicting.

my every foul

for nothing

celebrate life


in coctails

(ok...that last one, the "in coctails" part is a joke...
curtis thought it was funny! but it really is on my fridge like that)

blessings disguised as cutbacks

sometimes the thing you complain and whine about the most can turn out to
be the thing you need the most without even realizing it...
take today for example:

i got to work at seven,
and promptly found that i had very little work to do for the day so,
the powers that be decided that to cut back on payroll they were going to send me home at noon.

now, typically, i get extremely annoyed by the fact that they can cut back on my hours anytime they want
without any warning to me, and today was without exception except for the fact that i was extremely tired for some reason.
so i kept myself busy until noon and left and suddenly got a pounding headache when i stepped out into the
pouring spring rain.

so, because my day was scaled back to half day i got to go home and take a lovely two hour nap to ward off having to take
my dreaded migraine medicine, instead of working with a splitting headache until it got so bad i had no choice but to
drive home with a piercing migraine at four pm.

sometimes God knows what we need even though it might not be what we might think we want.
today was one of those days...and even though we need the money from those missing hours,
it just gives us one more thing to trust God about, and that's always a good thing.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

top 5

things i am thankful for tonight:

1. health insurance. (i had to pay full price for an rx today, as we are were between insurance plans last week and we don't have our new id cards yet. i'm shocked at how expensive medicine is and at how many people don't have health care. we are so blessed, especially because i am such a sickey!)

2. for my job. yes my job! i know i know, i do hate my job and my boss most days, but it is a job, and i do get to come home at 4:00 pm almost every afternoon and cook my husband dinner and relax at night. Plus weekends off together, can't beat that, we didn't have that for the first three years. i've found the silver lining of the storm cloud.

3. parents. sounds kind of ridiculous but at this point in my life, apart from husband, my parents are my best friends. We have discussed this fact between the two of us because we aren't sure if this is healthy, but we both love to just chill with them, go out with them, talk with them, whatever, just be with them, they are great people, and i'm over the fact that people might think it's weird to like to party with your parents.

4. NPR. i'm getting kind of addicted. i confess, sometimes on my lunch break, i'll take my lunch out to my car just so i can listen to npr while i eat. i'll be the first to admit: curtis is turning me into a nerd.

5: my husband. can't leave him out of this. he is better to me than i am to him. by far. last week he was sick in the middle of the night with a stomach bug, he was moaning, i said, horribly, "can you please stop, i need to sleep." Fast forward to last night. I got some sort of stomach flu, i was whimpering and moaning, he didn't say shut up, he didn't slap me. he rubbed my back, although he did laugh at me as i was running to the bathroom every 10 minutes, which is what made me cry, but he is so much more patient with me than i am with him. i'm sorry for keeping you up until 4 am. baby! (but i did still make it to work at 7!)

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