Friday, March 27, 2009

It's Friday

12:41.  Diet Pepsi by my side (1st one of the day).  Carly's taking a nap.  Connor and Abi are watching Bolt.  I'm considering cleaning up from the picnic we had in Connor's room.

But no,  alas, I would rather sit here (still in my purple fuzzy pajamas) and write.  About what?  I don't know.  My pajama's are on....so is my make-up.  I have had the gumption to doll up my face, but not my body or my hair.  My priorities are so mixed up.

I just paid four medical bills.  I read a friend's post a little while ago about her medical bills with no insurance.  It put me in my place.  I complain about Todd's insurance being a little on the pricy side and not covering very much, but at least it covers something.  Both Connor and Carly have made trips to the ER this year.  Not to worry, both are healthy and "kicking" along just fine now.

Todd had one heck of a weekend with car troubles.  Our little Camry is almost functioning at 100%.  Of course, that is after thousands of dollars worth of work (so much for paying off a student loan).  But on Saturday, we moved the Camry from one repair shop to another to have front-end work done.   After we delivered the Camry to the "car doctor" (Connor came up with tha one all on his own) I came home and put Carly down for a nap.  Todd took Abi and Connor with him to Wal-Mart to buy Pat Pat Rocket (Connor had been saving up to purchase it) and a stereo for the Camry.  When they got back in the van to come home, it wouldn't start.  We don't have a cell phone, so Todd couldn't call me.  Todd, Connor and Abi walked the mile home.  Abi got a few blisters along the way (dang those super cute pink sandals...beauty hurts), so Todd ended up carrying the little beauty half the way home.  Not a single one of them complained about the walk home when they walked through the front door.  Instead they carried on about how many seagulls they saw and how they crossed a bridge and what a caterpillar turns into.  Thank heavens it was a beautiful and warm sunny Saturday.

Isaac came to the rescue and he and Todd replaced the dead battery in the van, so we were back to being a one-car family.  We picked up the Camry from the shop that night...a few thousand dollars more and we are getting closer to being a two-car family!

You know, all of this has made me realize those tender mercies of the Lord.  Todd and I have been saving to pay off some of our student loans.  I am so grateful that we had the money in the bank right now to cover these unexpected expenses.  No, we weren't able to use the money for what we had planned.  But our family is all healthy, safe and happy.   There are no debt collectors banging on our door and we can all be rest assured that there will be a roof over our head and food on the table for a long time to come.  You can bet I spent a lot of time on my knees thanking my Heavenly Father that day for my kids sunny dispositions, a husband who provides for our family, and a home surrounded by good friends and family we can always rely on.

Sorry if that was sappier than my normal posts.  I don't know what came over me.  I suppose I should go get dressed and finish folding laundry....no, I think I will share with you all a delicious recipe.

4 comments:

Emilee said...

Madisen & I watched "Bolt" today while Caitlyn was napping!

Heather B said...

I like sappy. I like that you are still in your pjs today too. I frequently do the same (today being one.) We have also had to use quite a bit of our savings on a van that we aren't even driving anymore. Makes me so frustrated. We also have insurance issues. I'm really grateful for your post today, and how it reminds me to...be more grateful. Thanks Mel.

Janel Ogden said...

I am glad you got some "quiet" time to do something like blogging! We do have so much to be grateful for don't we?

Jen said...

Can I just say AMEN! It was so nice to read and know that we are not alone! You are right, just because life isn't a bowl full of cherries right now, we still have a lot to be thankful for!
And good for you to at least get your make-up on. If it's laundry day here I too stay in my jammies, but I never put make-up on. It is sad to admit, but my kids ask me where we are going if they see me pull out the make-up!