Monday, January 26, 2009

Random Monday Thoughts

  • Two days in bed will certainly make you appreciate your health, once restored. Oh my word, last time I was sick I discovered a Jon and Kate marathon, and became temporarily hooked on that show. This time, Tori and Dean was running a day long catch up on the last season... fascinating in my fever induced state. Not so much in retrospect. Oh, well, it go me through the day!
  • Loving my chai latte today, soothing the last of this sore throat away.
  • Crazily, at the height of feeling sorry for myself Friday, Rusty called with the news that the contract from the other people fell through on the house we wanted. (Oh yeah, we pulled our bid out Tuesday because we felt like it was too much stress to carry two mortgages, and we truly believed it shouldn't require such jumping through hoops if it was Gods plan. Still really felt it was "our" house, and trusted God to make it work.) So yesterday I frantically organized the pantry and bagged food to take to the food pantry (Who needs 3 cans of crushed pineapple or 3 bags of flour? I clearly need a better shopping system- we don't even use crushed pineapple!), while Rusty sorted and purged. I guess our house goes on the market today or tomorrow, not quite sure, I'm still in a stupor over the turn of events. As long as our house sells first we should be fine, but if the other one is sold, we are staying and not looking anymore.
  • I tore apart the scarf I am knitting, for the second time. Geesh! It was turning into an afghan instead of a scarf, and since we don't live in the arctic, I don't really need that much wrapped around my neck. I'm trying it again with only 18 stitches, we'll see if it grows, too. I hope I get it completed before spring... trying to appreciate the hobby, and not necessarily just the outcome.
  • My house is a mess, the shelves in my office collapsed under the excess weight I loaded on them, and missing one day of work seems to have set me back a week. It feels like I will never get caught up today, but I am trusting God to just carry me through:-) I made the time to do today's homework from Esther, and it feels so good to be back in an organized Bible study. I love my daily devotions, and my own studies, but there is something to be said for a concentrated study of one book over 10 weeks time. I love the continuity, and Beth Moore truly seems to bring to the surface things I never would have noticed on my own.
  • I need to sign Cailin up for spring field hockey, and write the congratulatory ads for the girls play (due weeks ago!), and also help Cailin write a formal rsvp for her junior cotillion formal dance. Oh, that reminds me that I still haven't returned the dresses from the semi- formal in December that she opted not to wear. Have mercy, do you see how behind I am. Guess blogging isn't the best use of my time, and on that note, I'm off to work.


Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Trusting that the house will work out for you!

Jenny said...

I loved your "Random Monday Thoughts"! I can relate to all the loose ends you're dealing with right now.

It's so hard to feel at peace when there are so many things needing attention. Usually at times like this I have to make a master list and just start checking things off one by one. Right now, my memory is so bad that if I don't write it down, it'll be lost forever! :)

I can imagine that hearing the house you love so much is back on the market is driving you crazy. The unknown can be so stressful. I really think you are doing the right thing though by waiting to see if your house sells first. God does not want you to be in bondage with 2 mortgages. It will take away the joy of having a new house.

Waiting is hard but God's plan for you is perfect. Either way the hosue situtation goes, He is teaching you something through this experience. Keep listenting to Him.

I hope you have a wonderful, productive day today!

Talk to ya soon!

carolinagirl said...

Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog. I will say a prayer for you guys too!!! The only way we could do this house buying is if we had a house to move in because of our adoption! The owners of the other house still have an "out" if they get a better offer! :( I am stressed with trying to keep the house clean and perfect! Good luck, and I am sending you positive vibes from NC!

patty said...

Hello Kelly:
i've been reading your posts, and i'm figuring you live close to richmond? i lived there for 10 years, and love, love, loved it. we lived in the fan on hanover street and two of my three babies were born there. i went to p.t. (physical therapy) school there. i miss richmond! of course, if this is not where you live, this is all mute, ha? lol. glad you are feeling better from the cold!
patty :)

Ang said...

I am cracking up at the scarf....cause I have one too...that is turning out to be wayyyy to wide!! I got the cool yarn like you...and it is much wider than I want....thinking about take it out AGAIN....I have started every project over again and again. Maybe I will try 18 and we can race!! haha.

Keep me posted on the house. OH MY!

Deidre said...

So glad you're feeling better. But, this post made me laugh. Aren't we all always going in so many directions? One step at a time, my friend! If you look at the whole staircase, you'll cave. (At least that's what I tell myself).

Have a great weekend!

Robin said...

I really want to learn to knit, but am totally intimidated by it. Of course, I probably need to finish the quilt I started 7yrs ago first or the pillows I started sewing when we moved into the house. I think what I really want to be all artsy crafty, but maybe that's not in my future!

Thanks for the thoughts on me staying home. I am looking forward to it. I just have a lot to get done before May. Okay, stressing out just thinking about it. Ugh.

LuLu said...

I hope things have gotten better. I know once a mom gets sick it sets a so back in all we have to do. that's why i panic when one of mine gets sick... i don't want it. last time we were hit with the stomach flu all the kids got sick one time and I was sick for 7 days ... i thought i was going to die i hadn't eaten for 7 days ...
have a great weekend.

Yankee Mama said...

I really like your blog....can't remember how I stumbled upon it. Glad your feeling better. Hope things are going better.