Along with many other changing conditions in my life right now, my weight is also changing! My sister’s wedding has come and gone and now I look to my other goal of getting into a safe range from which to get pregnant. I am becoming a big fan of this “standard American” diet because it’s easy, even though I know it’s not healthy. I don’t have to read much past the fancy labels claiming that it is “healthy” or “low-fat” or “high-fiber” and I don’t ever have to worry about the manufacturing process or the ingredient list. How pathetic! To know what’s right and not do it because it is different and difficult is wrong. However, with my current financial situation (that is, rely on my mother for 100% of the grocery bill) really does preclude me from adopting a different lifestyle.
Hmm, grab a nice hot cup of coffee or tea (or just water to cool yourself down in the pre-summer heat) and spend a few minutes at my kitchen table. I have freshly baked brownies with hidden spinach and blueberries…No? Why not? Okay, I’ll pull out my secret stash of Dove chocolate and we can chat? Milk or dark?
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. I Peter 3: 1-4 KJV
Here are the pictures of the cutest little girls in their cute little dresses. It was so hard to make those dresses, but so much fun too! They have motivated me to make more cute dresses for little girls so I am knee deep in about three new projects!!! Hurray!!! All that on top of starting homeschooling (we are doing a sort of year-round approach) and developing my character in a BIG way…it’s BUSY around here!!!
The hits just keep on coming. I am so thankful that I know that God is sovereign otherwise I would have to be thinking by now that there was some big cosmic joke being played on my family. Interestingly enough, usually when Christians start experiencing trials and tribulation, they assume that it is spiritual warfare. I don’t. See the thing is, I think that God is teaching me a lesson, quite a few of them actually and all at the same time!
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. -Isaiah 41:10And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. -2 Corinthians 12:9
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. -Romans 13:8
I have recently found shutterfly and really liked the format and ease of sharing pictures and since most people seem to want pictures of kids instead of my cute anecdotes, I have decided to open up a shutterfly page for just that reason. Since there is also a blogging function, I will probably not use this website too often, but I will keep it open just in case. Anyway, here’s the site, enjoy: