Sunday, April 27, 2008

Not in my plan. . .

Okay, let me say to anyone out there, that I didn't plan on not writing on this blog for the last few weeks. It just happened. It wasn't just being busy - we all are. It is just that I often have so much to say that I can't decide what to focus on so I don't say anything at all.

The dog? She is better. Nothing better happen to her, if you know what I mean.

We have a lot of things up in the air right now. Real Estate is low and gas is high and we are struggling. We can't sell our house so we must make enough money to keep it. And spend less. Hasn't happened lately. Right after the dog surgery fiasco my car got sick ( not sure what was wrong, but I took Neil's word for it) and cost us almost $2,000.00. When it rains it pours!

We did finally get that baby boy the girls have been wanting. Practical me wanted another girl, because we have all the clothes. But it all worked out. We had to spend some, but the county worker said I will get a clothing allowance for little J. (This is a check they send you and you just have to show receipts that you spend it on the child)

Then, my dear friend Penny called today to say that she had baby boy clothes for us she salvaged from garage sale leftovers someone was giving away. What a blessing! The clothing allowance is never enough and is always too late to really help. I was stressing about needed stuff for baby J, but the Lord provided through a friend. I should have known. :-)

Did I tell you about N? She is seven and so sweet. Not in our plans at all! We would have never said we would take her age now, but the way we were asked we ended up saying yes to a temporary situation that has turned into a bit longer than expected. . .

Yes, a surprise, a kink in my plans, a bit of an inconvenience (we leave for school at 7 am ;-), but so glad we said yes. This is a good foster care story that will have a nice ending. More on this story later.

Just thought I would try and get back into this. I will be so busy this month, but can probably post more. I work better under pressure.


For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
Jeremiah 29:11-12


quilted family said...

Glad to hear from you again. I too have dropped off the blog map, not by any conscious decision, we are just very busy here and I am out gardening, etc so I am not at my computer as much.
glad to hear things are going well with little ones.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I wondered where you've been but have been keeping up by checking the girls' blogs. Not that I've been around much on my blog either. . . but I do have a few pictures of the wedding up. :o) I've been busy packing. I leave at the end of May. I managed to condense 50 boxes of books down to about 7. Friends of the Library were very happy to see me. LOL Glad the dog is okay.

Susan said...

Erin! Thanks for dropping by. I have been busy as usual, but also was sick for over two weeks with horrible asthma. From what you ask? Cats. Yes - when I sat at the animal hospital waiting for Chessie it did me in. I guess I will give up my dream of being a vet, LOL! Between the horrible cough and the cranky foster baby, I have had no sleep. And my hard drive broke! Worse than asthma! I am computerless and on the girl's for now, hence my silence. Sorry for anyone reading this private message to Erin. ;-)

So you donated your books to friends? I thought I was your friend? (just teasing. . .) That is good to know, because if I can come to see you before you move I will need to hit the library sale to make some gas money! Glad to know there will be some quality stuff there. Let's talk soon. Miss you.

Jennifer said...

Hi Sweet Susan,
Glad Chessis alright. Happy to see you here. Sounds fun, wonderful busy at your house. A 7 year old? How fortunate for you and her =).. I cant wait to catch up.. Let's talk soon. Kelly is not so great, but starting a new med on Wed. Say a prayer please.. Love you.. Jennifer