daily life, home projects, homekeeping

I’m Still Here

I’m still around but have been very busy at home lately. I can’t believe that it is nearing the end of February. I feel like the days, months and years are just going by at lightning speed!

I am almost finished with organizing the school room. Right now I have a lot of stuff piled on top of a table that needs to find a home, whether it stays here or not, I don’t know. I’m anxious to get this room finished because that means I move on to the spare room that will eventually become my craft/sewing room. Woo hoo!!

It’s a small room, about 8′ x 10′ (if that) so space is at a premium. I need to put my sewing machine in there along with a table for cutting fabric, making cards, etc. And all my card making and sewing supplies need to go in there also. There’s a small closet that would be good to use if we replaced the rods with shelves. Hmmm. There’s an idea. As you can see, I’m only in the planning stages. I’ve been looking around the internet for ideas and found this craft room. Be sure to click on the pictures in the sidebar. Is that amazing or what??? Here’s another one. What fun it would be to have all that space! Oh, well. I’m excited to be able to fix up my little space and use it for the glory of God! I love sending out notes of encouragement, birthday cards, etc. It is my own little ministry that I can do here at home.
I finally had a chance to stop into Goodwill the other night. I was glad I did. I found the nicest Platzgraff Yorktowne quiche dish. I’m not sure how much they are regularly but this one was only $5. There was also a bread machine for $15 that I’m thinking of going back to purchase. It’s the same as the one I have now and it’s in great condition. I think one of the ways I can cut some costs around here is to back my own bread. I don’t grind my own wheat or anything because my husband doesn’t like whole wheat bread.

I recently found out that the Salvation Army will be opening a new store that’s near me. Yeah! The way the economy is going I have a feeling I will be visiting these stores more often.
Today was full of errands: bank, post office, office store, craft store, grocery stores. I almost dread going grocery shopping anymore because the prices keep going up and up! Thankfully my pantry is well-stocked so I can afford to wait until things go on sale. At least Y2K taught me something!
I read something the other day that I’ve been meditating on: Greater peace comes to women who pray faithfully. “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Trish and I have four more weeks of “Fear Factor” and then will be moving on to study the book of Hebrews using Precept materials. Can’t wait!

I’m also hosting a ladies Bible study here on Monday evenings. We’re going through “A Woman After God’s Own Heart” using a workbook based on the book of the same name. Last Monday was our first meeting-so far, so good! Each week Elizabeth comes into my home to teach the ladies—via DVD. 🙂 We had four new ladies that just recently started attending our church and it was exciting to see them jump in and get involved. I look forward to getting to know them better.
That’s about all from here. If you have any money-saving tips, please leave a comment and share them. I could use the help! Thanks!!

1 thought on “I’m Still Here”

  1. Wow! Those are huge and amazing craft rooms. I’d forget what I owned. LOL!Be sure to post photos of your completed room. That’s fantastic that you have the space for this.Yeah, you had me a first with Elizabeth visiting your home. 😛 I need to read the book again. I didn’t know there was a DVD. That would be great.


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