Wednesday, July 20, 2011


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The past two days I have put up 13 jars of peach jam.  I feel like I’ve hardly made a dent in my peach crop!  This was my first time to make jam, and it turned out great.  I had a dollop on my toast this morning.

I’ve been applying for jobs with school districts for the past three weeks.  Still no luck.  If all else fails, I’ve still got my sub job.  This week, I opened up my job search to include one of the local community colleges.  It can’t hurt to try!  It’s  funny, though, as I just read my “About Me” in the side bar, I’m trying to chronicle what I thought was a journey into teaching in special education.  I find lately that I don’t have any idea what is next for me.  Am I meant to teach?  Am I meant to do something else?  I just don’t know.  I look forward to finding out.

Brian has been working at his new job for the past two weeks.  It is an adjustment, and it’s no fun starting over again at a new place.  It seems like our family has encountered more change in the last two years than ever before, but I know that’s not true.  I think what we’re experiencing is a sense of uncertainty that we’ve never had to struggle with before.  Brian and I are both believing in the Lord’s provision and providence.  I feel certain that something good is on the horizon…

In the meantime, I’m busy making jam. 

Many blessings,

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

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Blizzard has a new friend, and her name is Sadie.  She is a very sleepy puppy.  It’s hard to be six months old with big, ol’ feet. 

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Oh, wait—gotta stretch! 
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That’s better…

I think Sadie likes being a part of our family.  She’s adorable, but she's clumsy and she’s teething, so she likes to chew on our shoes, toys, my coffee table (Yikes!), and my bras.  I’m getting up early to walk her and staying up late to take her out for potty breaks.
This past week has been VBS at our church (in the evenings) and I feel like Sadie does. 

I just have too much to do to take naps….

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My peach trees are loaded, and I’ve been picking peaches, cleaning up peaches, peeling peaches, and making stuff out of peaches.  I made peach pie and peach ice cream, two of my friends have come to pick peaches, and I still have more to peel!  Thank you, Lord, for Your goodness and generosity!

Many blessings,