Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Saturday 7

1. I've written before about how Justin and I are TV junkies.  It's our thing together.  Thanks to Netflix, we just finished 30 Rock, so this week we got to start something new: White Collar.  It must be on cable, because I'd never heard of it, but my brother insisted we would love it . . . and we do!  It's like a combination of Chuck and The Mentalist - two of our other favorites.  (Aside: we're a season behind on Chuck, so no spoilers! :-))

2. I have been having such crazy, vivid dreams lately.  Vivid dreams are nothing new to me, but these are out of control.  They're usually so scary I dread going to bed at night.  I think it's probably hormone related.  I've heard of people having crazy dreams when they're pregnant or ovulating.  I am neither of those things, but I think my hormones are still adjusting from weaning.  I've been having awful night sweats and my acne is out of control. Isn't being a woman wonderful?

3. Niki had a garage sale this week.  I had to work both days, but I put some stuff in the sale and was pleasantly surprised to make $40! Haha.  We just don't have a lot of junk to get rid of.  I always hear people say they have so much stuff they want to get out of their houses, but I can't really relate.  We've only been married 6 years, and we've been poor all of those years, so we don't buy a lot of stuff.  And we gave away all our old clothes after last year's sale.  Might have to treat ourselves to dinner tonight with that $40. :-)

4. Lucy had her one year doctor's appointment this week.  She weighs 18 lbs, 8 oz.  Only up one pound since her 9 month appt.  The doctor did discuss that her weight gain seems to be dropping off, but she wasn't concerned since that can be normal at this age as babies start to become more active.  When I was a baby, I grew at a steady rate until about a year when I stalled for a looong time.  I weighed 22 lbs. when I started kindergarten. Lol. (Granted, I was 4 years old)  It'll be interesting to see what Lucy does.  She also got her first MMR shot.  She was scheduled to get the chicken pox shot, too, but I declined that one.  Oh, and she's 28.75" tall.  50th percentile.

5. So the news all over facebook this week is that the rapture is supposedly scheduled for today.  There's been a billboard up by Meijer for a while and I finally looked up the website a couple days ago.  It's really quite crazy, but the worrier in me is a tiny bit nervous. Haha.  Logically, I know the Bible says that we won't know the day or the hour, and that Jesus will come like a thief in the night. But it's hard not to think, If it really is the end of the world as we know it, what should I be doing with my time? Haha.  I'm not too freaked out about it, but I'll secretly breathe a little sigh of relief at 11:01 this morning. :-) (The guy making these claims says that's the time when the rapture will occur.)  Mostly, I just can't wait to take a picture of that billboard that says "Judgment Day - May 21 - the Bible Guarantees it!" tomorrow  . . . on May 22nd. :-)

6. Our meals were nothing special this week, but I will share two fun things we had: pita pizzas and banana chocolate chip muffins.  We had pita pizzas with Paul and Missy one time when we were up in Traverse City with them, and now I make them all the time.  So quick and easy! Just a whole wheat pita, smothered in pizza sauce and toppings of your choice.  This week we did cheese, pepperoni, deli ham, red and green peppers, and olives (for me - Justin hates them).  Pop them in the oven at 375* for 10-12 minutes. Yum!  And we had some bananas that were past their prime, so I looked up a recipe on allrecipes and made the one that was rated most highly.  They turned out great, too!  I was so proud of myself. I never bake anything from scratch. What a little Susie Homemaker.

7. On Monday this week, I noticed I had two bills due that day.  They were small bills - I think they totaled $92 together.  But we literally had $28 in our bank account. Haha.  I've been setting aside $10 a week for our anniversary for a while, so I counted out ten $10 bills and took them to the bank to pay my stupid bills, bemoaning our pathetic financial state the entire way.  That day, when I got the mail, there was our $1262 check from the propane company.  Thank you, God. You're right. You do provide.  The envelope beneath it in the stack of mail, however, was from the mortgage company.  Oh great, God.  Did you only provide this money because another huge expense is coming?  You can imagine my surprise when I opened it to discover our house payment is going down over $200 a month starting in July!!!! Last year, about this time, we found out that our escrow had been figured wrong and we hadn't been paying enough into it.  Subsequently, our payment went up $200 a month to make up for it.  Well apparently it's all evened up now.  Praise the Lord!!! There was seriously shouting and dancing and rejoicing in our house when we got that letter.  :-)  Thanks God. You have it all under control . . . as usual. 

1 comment:

  1. YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!! Soooo excited about the $200!!! I'm dancing for you! Thank you God!!


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