Well....We survived the blizzard of 2011! Seth and I had been watching the weather Monday night expecting to wake up to TONS of snow, but we woke up bright and early at 6:30 and nothing.......yet. We decided to make an early-morning trip to the grocery store just in case, and it was a good thing we did! We got back to the house at the time I would have normally left for work, but I decided against trying to make it to the office. The snow kept coming down ALL DAY LONG and didn't stop. It was interesting trying to get our puppy outside for anything. She would sit by the door and look up at me like "are you crazy? I'm not going out there!" We had a great day filled with movies, reading, cleaning, and I caught up on some of my favorite blogs! I am currently obsessed with furniture re-do blogs, DIY blogs, etc. There are so many ladies (and a few guys) with great ideas! I find myself wanting to buy Goodwill furniture all the time for new projects but in all reality we have nowhere to put it and between work, church, cooking, and cleaning I really don't have time for anymore projects than the ones in our basement waiting to be finished.
Seth a I are thinking about moving though and getting a house. They place where we live currently, well how do I say this nicely, has been testing my patience. Literally in the last month, management and maintenance has been in our townhouse 6 times to fix stuff, do inspections, spray for bug prevention and then for extermination (no our townhouse didn't have bugs but apparently some buildings did), follow up inspection, and more repairs. We are getting a little tired of people we don't know being in our home when we aren't there. Anyways, we have found a couple of houses that we want to rent that are within our price range and will hopefully be more welcoming to friends, guests, and neighbors than where we live now. I really do love our little town house; it's our first home and so cozy. But the buildings are old and its really hard to keep anything clean. Honestly, in my heart I just want a place where others can always feel welcome, where bellies are always filled, and where the gospel can be spread!
Seth and I want nothing more than to be used to spread the gospel. It has been so great to figure out what that truely means with my best friend! For us that means giving up a lot of the American dream. So what our bank account isn't growing like crazy right now? I seriously love Dave Ramsey and the things he teaches and Seth and I have vowed to remain debt-free but I can't help but think what happens to all the people you RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU needing your help, needing Christs love and you say "nope I'm sorry I'm 'living like no one else' right now and can't spend money. Come back to me in 10 years and I'll be 'living like no one else' and then I can help you". And saving for retirement? Do you really want to spend the last 20 years of your life on a boat or in your fancy house before you meet the Lord enjoying the things of this world only to say "look God, I have a pretty boat?" Not me! I pray God allows me to spend the last years of my life spreading his gospel! Ok, I'll get off my soap box now. I just really had to share some things that were on my heart. Thanks for reading!