Wednesday, February 20, 2008

It's been lovely...

Johanna sent me this a while ago and it's never been more fitting than now.


I don't mean to complain, I really don't, but I'm getting cabin fever. BAD. I need my car back. I miss not driving myself to work, I miss not being able to run errands at lunch, I miss normal work hours. Don't get me wrong. I REALLY am thankful Jason has been able to tote me around the past few days, but a few more late nights and early mornings won't look good on this ol' gal.

Please pray Charlie Brown has my car fixed tomorrow, or I might have to steal a car.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Compassion International

So I've been been faithfully reading BooMama's and Rocks In My Dryer regarding their trip to Uganda for Compassion International. Their stories and pictures tug at my heart and soul. I don't think I've been this moved in a long, long time.

I'm so thankful that God has been able to use this Compassion Bloggers to do works in his name.

Read their various takes on the same trip, look at the pictures, but most of all look at the lives that have TOUCHED them and not the other way around. Yes, they went there to do the Lord's work, but I think the Lord worked in them, too.

Carlos' "updates" made me cry. This one the most, maybe because I feel like I know Shannon or maybe because I have felt her enthusiasm and anticipation over the last several weeks.Sophie's sweetness and Shannon's compassion made me humbled.

I hope they do the same to you.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

So we have an estimate…

It’s $1875 for the labor minimum, but we could be looking at $2850, possible $4950.


I swear, I think I can hear God laughing.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

I'm not sure I like you, 2008.

This has been a trying year, thus far. Not necessarily in a good way, but I digress, because God always provides.

First, there was the "medical scare."

Then there was the pulled muscle.

Now, it's my poor Passat. 2008, you my friend, have JUST gone too far. As I type this my car is on the side of 316 with a broken timing belt. Jason says if we're lucky it'll be $800. If he'd have to go on gut feeling it'd be $2000, but if we're being kicked while we're down it'll be $4000 because apparently when your timing belt brakes you can bend the valves or break a piston or the head gasket. Niiiiiiice.

So, as I sit in my VERY clean house and prepare for THE baby shower of the year, my dear hubby is researching local repair shops and getting towing estimates. Oh, and our nice big IRS refund check that was going towards the last of our credit card "debt"? It's now going to the car.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday: Themed Edition: Online Shopping

You had me at shopping.

I love to shop. It doesn't matter if it's bargain hunting, shoe shopping, car shopping or back-to-school shopping. I think it's the thrill of the hunt. Looking for the best deal, finding something someone in my life will just love. L-O-V-E.

I'm a giver, folks, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I get kicks out of making others happy and while I am crafty, I do like to buy things for others.

Shannon, over at Rocks In My Dryer, asked us to share with others our favorite online retailer. I admit I don't do a whole lot of shopping online because I like to leave the hacienda and just get out. However, I don't like going to the "big box retailers" and riding the wave of crowds to look at DVDs and CDs. For that reason, and that reason alone, I wanted to find a place online where I could get consistently good deals on DVDs and CDs. (Hellooooo, I have 2 teenage neices who love watching the shows I grew up on as a "kid" *ahem* know-it-all-young-adult-if-you-please.)

Where do you find these at decent prices you ask? Certainly not eBay. Price gougers!

Enter It's my mecca for deals on DVDs. Even when things aren't on sale they're VERY reasonably priced. You say you have Netflix or Blockbuster and couldn't possibly need to buy another DVD ever again? Ha! I had both and tried to get a copy of one of my all time favorite movies. I was on a wait list for almost 8 weeks before they sent me a copy. When I received it, it was cracked in half. I sent it back, so they kindly resent me the same one 2 days later. Aaaack!

Any who, try them, you wont be sorry you did.

Affordable. Large selection. Fast shipping. And many, many times I've been given free shipping or they have a BOGO. Hello! BOGO?! Log on quick!

P.S. You're welcome