Wednesday, August 20, 2008

There is nothing like running with kids in the rain...

It is such simple things that bring joy to my heart. Today when I needed to go and check the mail it was raining and Boog asked to go with me. I started to say "no" but then thought "what will it hurt?". We held hands and ran across the drive to the mail box. Our feet got wet and the rest got some sprinkles. We jumped across a few puddles all the while laughing and giggling. Joy filled my heart to share such a simple experience with my son. I wonder if he will remember it one day? I hope that when he looks back these same simple things will bring a smile to his heart.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Book Review

I just finished up this book last night:

I have to say it was excellent. These ladies presented the true meaning of being a homekeeper, using scriptural backing. I think they did it in a awesomely gentle way. I am pretty sure that this would step on some toes, even some Christian ladies toes. This book gave me a lot of insight, a lot to think about and tons of encouragement. I know that my number one calling is to be a homekeeper, I pray every day that God builds me up and gives the the grace to get it done in a Christ like manner.

I also wanted to share a bit of what I am struggling with. When Gus does not comment or validate the "things" I have done around the house, I get hard feelings toward him at times. I want my work to be validated. God has been pointing these feelings out to me when they happen and I praise Him for that. I know that all I do, I should do unto the Lord and not expect praise. I guess I just wonder if there are any practical ways to overcome this feeling. Or will it continue to resolve as I let God correct me and then redirect my thinking?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Good deal this week...

Everything you see above I got for a totoal of $5.27. I love, love it when I work a deal out correctly. This was from CVS and Walgreens, using coupons and I will be getting a refund on the pert plus shampoo.

Not much else has been going on this way. I had a great morning visiting with a friend and her 3 children. We chatted about homemaking and figuring out how to get the best deals, we also discussed getting started with our homeschooling. She has gotten started with her oldest, who is the same age as Boog. She gave me some great ideas that I need to put to use and start planning.

Gus is picking up an application for another job today. It will still be with the city, but a different department. Please pray that if it is the direction God wants him to take that he will open the door for that job.

Other than that not to much is going on. I need to get to reading on 1 of the 4 books I am working on right now. I will give reviews once I get done.