"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
~Isaiah 6:8 NIV
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
~Micah 6:8 NASB

Monday, June 23, 2008

Waiting to See What God Does Next

God has really been providing for Steve and this month. Every time I turn around there is some kind of sign that He is still there. Not that I thought He went anywhere, but sometimes it's nice to be reminded.
This weekend was one of those times. I was working through our budget for the month of June when I realized that we made $650 more from Sears together than we budget to come from Sears. Sears was good to us this month. Most of it came from Steve though. He had some good weeks in the Appliance Department this month. On a side note, thank you Tabby for recommending that your parents buy their washer and dryer from Steve. You are an amazing friend. You rock!!!

Anyway, back to the topic of God being awesome. My Ford's power locks went out a few weeks ago and I was prevented from even opening the back doors. I brought it into the shop on Friday night. They said they had to replace a part on the rear passenger door and that would fix the problem. There original price quote was $675 , but the final price was only $516. That's still alot but I liked the second number better than the first. So with my check from Sears and birthday money, I was able to pay for the car without going into our Emergency Fund or Savings. That felt pretty good.

Unfortunetly, the story is not over. I picked up the car on Saturday afternoon and when i got home I realized that the power locks only work for the back passenger side door. They only fixed part of the problem. I brought the car back to the shop this morning so they could finish the job. I got a call not to long ago telling me that it could cost over $1000 more to fix the other 3 doors, so i will have to live with no power locks for a little while. At least I can get in the back seat now.
We still haven't got our Stimulus Check but that money is already earmarked for paying off debt.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Are you a Doll Collector?

I have some precious procelian dolls for sale. They each are 18 inches tall and gorgeous. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the YWCA of St. Joseph County in South Bend.

The pictures don't do justice to just how beautiful these dolls are.

Please send me an offer to me via email @ Bethelgal42@yahoo.com or BPitney@ywcasjc.org.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Memorial Day


I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything. It's been a busy week or so. Memorial Day weekend Steve and I helped some friends move. Along with getting to hang out with their two adorable children and them sharing their toys with me, their youngest decided to share her cold with me too. I ran around after her most of the day with a kleenex wiping her face off. I came home from their new house on Saturday with a stuffy nose and a minor cold. Fun times for me.

Memorial was a paid Holiday for both me and Steve so it was nice to have the day off. We spent the afternoon at his brother's in Bourbon, Indiana. Then we ran home to clean up our apartment and get it all straightened up for a cookout we were having in the evening.

The evening cookout was great. We had about 10 people hanging around our smal apartment. It was great. It didnt feel cramped at all, probably we were surrounded by good friends. Steve and I were talking later and thought it was funny that almost half our Bridal party was over for Memorial day.

After the Memorial day fun was over, I realized my thought hurt ALOT. I could barely swallow. I took Tuesday off work hoping it was just a cold and would go away but I was still sick Tuesday night. So i stayed home again Wednesday and went to the doctor. The doctor told me i might have Strep Throat so I'm on Anti-biotics now.

I was really sad because I had to miss the Oasis Graduation. In 8 years, I have never missed a Graduation.
I am feeling better today but I still am not sleeping very well.