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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Day 195 and vacation is nearing an end

Wow, this week has been great, but it's almost over! Why does time off always go by so fast? At any rate, I actually managed to relax and enjoy myself and not obsess too much about "everything I needed to get done" and Tom managed not to obsess too much about work.

We brought back a van load of Serenity's stuff yesterday. We brought it all in and put it in the living room last night and we've been taking it upstairs a bit at a time. The kid sure has a lot of stuff!

Still waiting on Josh's car. The head is at a machine shop to be resurfaced (pray that it's all it needs!) and then it will all have to be put back together.

Oh, and a praise! I have my two full-time spots filled! I'm going to contact the other mom I interviewed with and ask her if she's interested in a drop-in spot and I've got someone else interested in a drop-in spot (these would be while my two school-agers are in school).

Friday, July 25, 2008

Day 194 and a Road Trip!

Today we're going to see Serenity and bring home some of her stuff to keep here until she gets moved into her new apartment. I'm looking forward to seeing Serenity. I'm not looking forward to the drive or to loading all the stuff up in the van. Especially since we'll be getting there right around noon, just as it starts getting good and hot outside. For some reason, Tom didn't want to get up and leave at 7:00 this morning. Go figure? He's such an early morning person. HAHAHA!!!!!

I am sending off some payments today (Tom got paid today) and as soon as I get the debt total updated, I'll post it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Day 193 and a Bargain

Today Tom & I went to Park Avenue Thrift in Enid. We hadn't been in there yet and wanted to check it out. Of course, being the book nerds that we are, our main goal was books. LOL. Anyway, I found the book The 5 Love Languages of Children. I'd heard of the book at different classes and was excited to find it for 95 cents plus tax!

Tomorrow, we're going to Norman to visit Serenity and to bring back some of her stuff to keep here until she gets moved into her new apartment.

This has been such a nice relaxing week!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Day 192 and Mowing the Jungle

I got up early this morning and mowed about 1/2 of our yard. The rain had made it grow so thick in some parts of the yard that it kept choking up the mower and making it die. Ugh! Tom's out mowing some more of it now. Not a fun way to spend any day, especially not a vacation day. LOL.

We ended up going to the BBQ place here in town to get some supper last night. It was yummy, as always! Not sure yet what our plans for today are. I should probably actually cook something. But let me tell you, it's been nice not having to cook breakfast, lunch, and supper (and then do all those dishes) everyday! That's helped a lot with keeping me from feeling guilty about it. LOL.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Day 191 and second day of vacation

Well today was our second official day of vacation. We took our great-niece to the free Splash Pad at a park in Enid, then out for lunch at McDonald's. A great time was had by all! Sure was darn hot though! Goodness! Next time, Tom & I will be smart enough to wear our swimsuits. LOL.

Tom & I went to El Chico's for dinner last night (we even had a coupon!). However, Tom wouldn't let me tell them it was his birthday. The only way he would even agree to eat there was if I promised ahead of time NOT to tell them it was his birthday. I was very tempted, but I kept my promise.

My e-mail was messing up, I kept getting error messages and it would shut down. I ended up having to uninstall my Microsoft Office and reinstall it in order to get it to work. Stinking e-mail!

Tom was supposed to have band practice tonight and then was going to bring home $5 subs from Subway, but practice was canceled so I'm not sure what we'll decide to do for supper.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Day 190 and my Sweetie's Birthday

First off, I'd like to say Happy Birthday to Tom, the bestest husband in the whole world!!!!

Secondly, I'm sorry for being such a whiner lately. I'm getting on my own nerves. LOL. Seriously.

Today is our first official day of vacation. We are planning to take it easy and relax. We're going to eat lunch at the pizza buffet at the grocery store and we're not sure what else yet. We'll probably do something for supper for Tom's birthday. We've got DVD's of the first seasons of MacGyver, Quantum Leap, and Murder She Wrote that Serenity got us for gifts and we'll probably watch some of them today.

The mom I interviewed with earlier this month called over the weekend and is supposed to be bringing a deposit by. When she does, my two spots will be filled which would be a wonderful blessing. At any rate, I've prayed about it and am turning it over to God.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Day 189 and even the livestock....

Doing yesterday's devotional this morning (yes, I forgot to do it yesterday morning!), the lesson was from Jonah and this verse really hit me:

But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city? Jonah 4:11

So if God cares so much about even the cattle, shouldn't I realize that my needs will be met? Why do I have such a hard time accepting that? I have to tell you after the latest news yesterday about Josh's car (which is a result of him going through that ditch a few weeks ago), Tom & I both felt devastated, overwhelmed, and depressed. It led us to having words and everyone in the house being upset. Just a small example of what money stress can do to a person or a family, I guess. It just seems that we have had vehicle problem after problem over the last few months and it's beginning to get to us. I'm incredibly thankful for the EF. Without it, all of this would have been even more stressful. I'm just tired of being stressed and being worried. But I'm still breathing so I guess there's going to be problems, right? LOL!

I don't really have a point today, except I guess that I still need prayers for strength and wisdom to keep on keeping on with this journey. Some days it's really tempting to go back to that ostrich mentality.