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Friday, January 22, 2010

2 Years and 8 Days and Tom's job

Well, here we are almost a month into 2010 and Tom is still working 32 hours a week. So far nothing has come of the Friday clean-up gig. Tom was told this week that they "might" be ready to start "one" group on February 5th. I have to confess to getting really discouraged. We've been praying for over a year that he would get back to 40 hours a week and still nothing. But then I think of all the people who do not have jobs at all or even worse, the people in Haiti and I realize how truly lucky and blessed we are. So I'll keep praying but I'll also keep in mind our blessings.

This weekend is a fairly busy one. Tonight I'm going to a friend's party to celebrate her promotion. Tomorrow is grocery shopping and a couples date! I am super excited about that! I'm also hoping we can get some of the books gone through that we didn't get done last week and I can get some more bookwork caught up to get ready for taxes.

From one of my favorite hymns:

Count your blessings, name them one by one.
Count your many blessing, see what God has done.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

2 Years and 7 Days and I am so excited!

The computer is working great, Tom's friend added some more RAM and cleared some stuff out so it is running much better.

Tom & I are going on a date tonight. We haven't been out alone in 3 weeks and we both need a break.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2 Years and 6 Days and got computer back

Thankfully, the problem with our computer was fairly easily fixable and we already have it back. It doesn't appear that we lost anything. It was the video card on the mother board or something. Anyway, I've spent most of tonight trying to get anti-virus protection installed.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2 Years & 5 Days and "Thou Shalt Not Procrastinate"

I am beginning to think that "Thou shalt not procrastinate" should be the 11th commandment. UGH! I spent a good portion of my day off yesterday sitting on the floor sifting through a whole year's worth of receipts and bills trying to get them to the point that I can do taxes. Then this afternoon during nap and this evening, I've been going through figuring up other things. In 2008, I did a great job of keeping up with all that. In 2009...not so much. So today's lesson: DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!

Monday, January 18, 2010

2 Years & Days 3 and 4: I love binder clips

Last month, I washed our shower curtain liner. Apparently, the dirt and grime were the only things holding it together and it fell apart in the washer. LOL. So I had Tom stop at Dollar General and get another one. Within days, one of the holes had ripped out, and pretty soon the next one too. I was annoyed. I didn't want to have to buy another shower curtain liner so soon, but at the rate they were ripping out, I didn't think this one was going to last. Then Tom came up with the idea to use a bobby pin to hold it together. That wasn't strong enough to hold, BUT it gave me the idea to try binder clips. I love binder clips, they're so multi-functional-not just for clipping paper. LOL. Anyway, they seem to be working very well so far. So we get to use our new shower curtain liner for a while longer. YEAH!