Friday, January 1, 2010
Monday, October 19, 2009
Things also have been pretty busy the last little while. I'm working 4 days a week at school...which I love. Really what could any single mother want more than to work at the school where your child attends!!
I have been feeling so great since the summer as well. I did go through a trying period...God really used that to get me trusting and relying on Him more...something I must admit I'm still working on. He truly shows me His faithfulness daily!
I'm hoping to soon get back into my sewing and other stuff...I so wanted to have mostly home made gifts for Christmas presents (yeah that isn't going to happen). Although I will have to find an ornament craft for Michaela and I to work on...we did the cutest one last year that I found in Country Woman magazine.
I really have to tell a story that happened last week. I had brought my minivan into the shop to have a leak checked out. I was a little worried about the cost of this...and it was taking quite a bit of time. A friend and I prayed about it then I phoned the shop (about 5 hours after dropping it off), they said it was just finished and I asked if I should prepare myself for coming in to pay the bill. The service manager let me know that the problem was covered under my warranty...there would be no cost. GOD IS GOOD!!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Four years ago I started a medications called Effexor XR for anxiety, I was not happy to be going on it but it really helped me a lot. I had often talked to the doctor about getting off of it...but the time never seemed right. Well this spring we decided that I could try and come off. Now you can't just stop taking this medication...you need to go down in dosage very very gradually. I was able to completely stop taking it in June, I felt such a sense of accomplishment.
After this last week I decided I needed to go back to the doctor and start up again. I spent a great deal of time in prayer and the Word, while I would like nothing more than to be free of any medication I know that right now I do need to be on this medication.
The first little while on this drug is tough, there are side effects...I'm just waiting for them to go away so I can start feeling normal again!!
On thing that makes me very happy is having Jen here with me!!
Friday, August 7, 2009
I'm feeling very down right now, for the last little while things have been pretty tough. We went on holidays, which was very good...I got to visit my family and Michaela got to see her grandparents. We were gone for nearly 3 weeks and that seemed to be a little too long to be away from home...I just really wanted to be home!!
When Ron passed away I discovered that he had very little life insurance, not something that when you are in your thirty's you think too much about. There was enough that I figured I wouldn't have to work and would be able to focus on Michaela for a couple of years...those years are done...and so is the insurance.
Now I'm responsible to support my little family on my own...that really stresses me out. I will be working at Michaela's school and really that is the biggest blessing that I could have been given. I know that I could find a job that pays much more and has more hours...but for a single mother working where your child goes to school is ideal.
I'm not sure what the future holds for me, I've been in prayer for God's leading. I want my life to be in His will and pray that I will be more dependant on Him.
Friday, July 3, 2009
The front yard I keep pretty simple...and someone trying to get in the picture! Most of the plants are in containers, I do have some roses planted...and they are gorgeous.
We call this the upsidedown tree, I'm not sure what it is called. I got it a couple of years ago on sale, I just love the look of it. The branches just hang down, in the spring it flowers and now it has little berries.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Not only did I get Oreo's cage outside (which he loved...because he could escape)! I've given him to a home that wanted to breed rabbits for food...on the condition that they wouldn't eat Oreo!! I figure he'd be happier getting to make babies, because that was not going to happen around here! Also I absolutely adore this family and I know he will be well cared for!
I did get my drawers cleaned out...and I even remembered to take pictures of it!
I emptied out all of my drawers onto my bed...and then began the big sort.
Before...everytime I used my printer I had to take down the paper sorter tray.
After...so much nicer...and a big bag of garbage out of there!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
So I have a few big projects (and several small ones) that I'm determined to have completed by the end of the school year!! I figure if is is in writing then I'll actually get it done...I may or may not take pictures!
Get my spare room in order, clean it out and get a bed and stuff in there..actually make it a spare room instead of the storage room it is. I'm not sure if it will be done by the time Jen visits...but maybe or probably not!
- Get my family room area organized and have all of Michaela's toys down there.
- Get Oreo set up outside for the summer...Rabbits in the house kind of smell!
- Little organizing projects - these should take about a hour each:
- clear out my computer armoire
- clean out the craft room - again
- clean and organize my dressers
- get my books organized
- finish all my filing
- organize my pantry cupboard
- organize my kitchen closet and cupboards
Once these things are done I will feel so much better and my house will be so much better to live in!!!
Well I'm heading out to help my friend do some painting and maybe get to plant a few more flowers in the garden!!