Tuesday, January 12, 2010

ups and downs

What a day of ups and downs!  Beginning with an up: an amazing morning out without the kids to attend a bible study with 200 women and my best friend. Then a weary string of downs: a flat tire and large mechanic bill; a frustrating dental appointment; a busted water pipe, a flooded basement; an insanely discouraged and frustrated husband and finally a cancelled date night :( . And then there was this freecycle score-

 Once again, people, God really does provide! Yes, today was a trying and exhausting day.
This box LOADED FULL of nice, new craft paint, just the kind paint one would need to paint many, many little wooden dolls, was such a blessing and the pat on the back that I needed in midst of all the kicks in the shins.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

S-s-s-s-ooooo C-c-c-coooolllld-d-d-d

It is sooo cold here. I don't like it. Our house is freezing. Despite efforts this summer to weatherize with new windows and doors, we are still shivering our arses off over here. As I've mentioned before, we rely on our wood stove for most of our heat. We've had a fire going round the clock for six weeks now. Still, when I woke up this morning the thermostat on our space heater said 42 degrees. (Teeth chattering as I write that). We've been up for 3 hours now with every space heater and the fire going full blast and this is what we are up to:

We ate hot oatmeal and warm milk for breakfast in sweaters, hats and mittens.

I am not the biggest fan of cold weather. I know I'm complaining.

Oh but, there is good news! This morning is the first morning that Gabe's new assistant at the restaurant is opening up all by herself!! She will be opening one morning a week and closing one night a week and Gabe will have a little more time at home.So, Gabe is here...physically, anyways. Its 12:30pm, he's asleep and he has to be at work at 2. I guess I'll take what I can get:)

In an effort to remain positive about my numb fingers and toes, I am open to all suggestions of how to make the most these frigid conditions. Anybody?