Friday, June 29, 2012

Two days in a row!

How 'bout that???
So today is a very depressing day for me.  My husband is a salesman, and works solely on commission.  The rent is due by Thursday.  We have $0.00 coming in this week.  My check is only enough to pay the bills, and buy health insurance (1/4 of my salary!)  So I can't even juggle any money; there is none.  This recession has hit us hard.  First we lost our business, then our home, now we are living paycheck to paycheck, and not even making it.  I am trying so hard to trust in God, to have faith that he will provide.  Somehow, it's easier when we're not in such dire straits.

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7 

I could use your prayers.  Thank you.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I am a miserable failure.........

Look at this, it is the END of JUNE.  I am only here because someone stopped by, and I linked back to my pitiful blogsite and read my last post.......from JANUARY. (I didn't even realize I was still linked through my comments.)   Just for kicks, here is the progress I've made thus far:

coffee table - same condition as 6 months ago
headboard - what headboard?
dining room chairs - re-covered!  YAY!  (and I lovelovelove them!)
attic - (insert maniacal laugh)

I did caulk the vanity top in my bathroom, which took all of 1/2 hour, so I hardly think that deserves a pat on the back.  And I almost finished my bible-verse-chalkboard-made-from-an-ugly-yard-sale-painting project, but I taped over the painted frame too soon so that I could chalkboard paint the inside, and now I have to sand and repaint the frame.  Live and learn.  That was about 2 months ago......

But what was going on instead of all the crazy housekeeping and D-I-Y-ing?  I was working 2 jobs (delivering papers and my "real" job) so I was T I R E D all the time.  And my thyroid medication is still not right, I believe.  Or at least I'm going with that.......  Anyway, I quit the delivery gig, since the price of gas was going up, making it stupid to get up at 3 a.m. for the net pay.  Of course, NOW gas goes back down, but I'm betting it won't stay down.
Also, we learned that my son is allergic to corn, soy, rice, peanuts, walnuts, and almost every tree there is.  The blooming allergies we deal with-Claritin and Singulair daily.  But the food allergies have rocked our world.  Of course, there is corn and/or soy in virtually everything that is in any way processed.  In looking for foods without these allergens, I discovered how disturbingly prolific GMO corn and soy is, and so now all three of us are eating organically.  So that's been a bit of a time thief.  And I've been cooking/baking more, since whole foods are in order, and I defy you to find a cookie or twinkie-type product that doesn't contain corn, soy, or rice.  So now I am periodically baking the BEST chocolate chip cookies ever, thanks to EnjoyLife chocolate chips and King Arthur flour (from whence the recipe comes.)  Those chips are seriously the bizzomb - such a better flavor than those "enhanced" fakey ones.
And last but certainly not least - we got a Guinea Pig.  His name is Patrick, because we were supposed to get him on March 17, but he was too new and we had to wait until March 21, and I don't know any famous person who has a birthday on March 21 (not that I looked) so we kept it.  He is thecutestlittleguineapiginthewholewideworld and I tell him so every day.  He's abbysinian, which means he has a bad hair day every day, but he wears it like a rock star.  Maybe I can find a picture of him.  That's what this blog needs, more pictures, less words.
Patrick Pooper

Thanks for reading.
Have a wonderful 4th of July.  And Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving......I kid.  I hope.