Have you noticed that there has been a veritable dearth (ha...that makes me smile that I used both of those words in the same sentence...wonder if they are spelled right? or used right, for that matter...oh, no matter, they still made me smile) of homebuilding recounting going on here of late?
May need to rename the blog to HomeBuilding Slowdown...
My little husband had that little hernia incident early in December, so we planned to take the month off. He healed fine and the doctor said he could do whatever as long as it didn't hurt...really? You need a medical degree to prescribe that? Anyway, we were about to think about getting back to work again and he noticed another bumpy right above where the screen repair on the 1st one is. Now we have a 2 week take it really easy order.
Wonder what people think when they see me schlepping a 35 pound bag of dog food out of Tractor Supply with my husband walking empty handed beside me? teehee He does open the doors!
We are also a little bit out of money for the time being. I refuse to eat our entire savings or the money set aside for buying the furniture and appliances and such for the inside. The husband is starting a new job and I am loving my tutoring job so the money will come and we will continue.
Having bouts of excitement and terror when I think of all the things I want/could have in the inside of the new house. Pinterest is dangerous. But, hey, I USED one of the ideas I pinned for First Friday at church the other night so I am feeling justified at the looking and dreaming and pinning.
Speaking of my tutoring job - I probably could have taught for years to come if I could have found a way to do it this relaxed. I just don't feel the pressure I did before. My lesson plans take about 4 hours and get me through the week. I'm having great fun with the kids and we are making progress...well, many of them are. I checked the winter benchmarks in reading comprehension for my 5th grade group and told them they had done MUCH better. One of the little darlings said, in a voice filled with joy and pride, "I thought I would. I read the whole story this time!" Oh. There's and idea!
I have gained the upper hand with my eating habits again and am feeling much better. Looking forward to buying some new clothes in the Spring...or maybe just getting out the ones I haven't been able to wear for awhile!
I am using my new computer, which is fun, but I don't know how to do photos on it yet, so no pictures. Sorry. Other Mac users want to tell me how to do pictures? Just a program I need to load?
The weather has been unseasonably balmy for here. Hoping that winter will come with all her white and wondrous glory any time now.
All in all, I am in a peaceful place for now. I am feeling nudges to start a Scripture Alive group with a few of the kids at church. I want them to learn to read and hear the Scripture as a story...
I am creating without the rush of Christmas or shows or any of that...
Reading some and yes, I even take a nap in the afternoon if I want to!
After all, I am retired.
I think that's all.
Thanks for reading.