Today marks a small, but significant change in our home. I will be taking on a part-time job in addition to my full-time job that will be starting in a week. Times are difficult right now and with both of our daughters living in Washington State (I will not be a once a year visiting parent!), one going to college, and our son on the verge of college, we are feeling the crunch. So I will be taking on a small job at our local Hallmark store that will have me away from home 2 nights and one day every other weekend. I am very pleased that the hours are so limited and that they are willing to work with me regarding that fact! I do not want to give up any of my other priorities including teaching classes at my LSS, which I love! My son starts soccer next week and that is my main priority of course. I am hoping the only changes that will be taking place is that my husband will have to make dinner twice a week and I will not be surfing the computer quite as much. I spend way too much time on the computer an way, so it will be a good change I do believe. I will be limiting myself to my blog and my favorite sites and that is it. I was able to be a stay at home mom for 18 years of our married life, so I have no complaints now. I want to be able to visit my kids regularly and will do whatever I have to do to accomplish this!!
Joy of joys!!! I found a Click N Ship message in my emails yesterday, so that means my September Color Me Daisy kit is on its way!! Whoo hoo!! I am looking so forward to working with this awesome kit!! I can't wait until the reveal.....you are all going to love it!!!!
Whooo hoo!! I felt the stirrings of my mojo last night. I printed out a picture of Bethany and Charley and decided that I will use that picture for my next So Sketchy project! The August SC kit is so "me" and I know I will be able to put together a layout today!! I moved some paper and embellies around last night, so I am well on my way!!! That is a good feeling!!
Heidi and I went to see Mama Mia yesterday! Of course it wasn't as good as the play, but they did do it very well! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our only complaint was Pierce Brosnan. Singing just isn't his specialty. I was really surprised by Meryl Streep. She totally pulled it off!!! I am really glad that we didn't take the boys, because we would have never heard the end of it!! It is definitely a chick flick and it was a perfect mother/older daughter outing!! I will miss Heidi when she leaves! The boys just don't get in to chick flicks!!!
Today's devotional from My Utmost for His Highest hits me in the heart! "Am I prepared to let God grip me by His power and do a work in me that is worthy of Himself? Sanctification is not my idea of what I want God to do for me; sanctification is God's idea of what He wants to do for me, and He has to get me into the attitude of mind and spirit where at any cost I will let Him sanctify me wholly."
I am so faint of heart and give up way too easily. I need to remember that I need to let God do his work in me and completely trust! I need to let God have his way!
Well, I gotta go get ready and look at my layout once again.
Have a great day!!