Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to Normal....Whatever That Is

It's Monday morning and life is back to normal, whatever normal is for me. The holidays are over and it's back to full work weeks. It was so nice have two days off in the middle of the week for two weeks in a row, but now it's back to the grind. January is typically our slowest month, so we probably won't be working any really long days and may have a few short ones.

I also wanted to say that I'm going to take a little break from crafting to get my household affairs in order. I need to get my menu plans back on track and workup a new budget to go with the financial changes that I've made recently. I am selling my car that I now make payments on and I'm going to pay cash for a nice used car. Once that is done, I will be totally DEBT FREE!

I am so excited about the prospect of owing NO ONE, except for my regular recurring utility bills, etc.. I will be able to enjoy life so much more and be able to do some things I've been wanting to do, but couldn't afford.

There is so much to be said for simple living. When I'm driving down the road and being passed impatiently by people in their gas guzzling SUVs, or when I'm going to town through a nearby neighborhood of 5000 square foot homes, I just have to wonder if these people are any more contented than I am. It brings me back to one of my favorite quotes, "If we all gave, we'd all have". Somehow I think these people aren't giving as much as they could. My mother used to say..."Give from your need and not your surplus", because it means more.

But, I digress...I think it's going to be a better year for me. I have this awesome new grand baby that is my heart! My HEART, he is. There are now words to describe how it feels to have grand children. It's all the joy and none of the work and stress. I now have a whole new batch of relatives. All of Jenna's parents and grandparents are still alive and she has a very large family. They are all wonderful and it's just so exciting.

Jenna, Dj and little Mason are still at the hospital. His sugar and oxygen levels haven't been where they want them to be, so he's had to stay. Jenna could have gone home on Friday, but they told her that if there was room that she and Dj could stay there with Mason. She was so upset with the prospect of going home without the baby, so it's good that they let them both stay. The baby may get to come home today, so let's pray about that.


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