1 day ago
Monday, January 14, 2013
It takes about... ohhh.... ONE thing going wrong to tilt the scales
This weekend my washer finally bit the dust
I've seen us headed this direction for some time. Usually when we get to spin circle, I had to give her a lil' push to get it started. Well this weekend it decided that it didn't even want to empty for the rinse cycle, much less spin anything out!!!
Now granted, I've had my washer and dryer for 8 or 9 years. And my son plays baseball (LOTS of years of DIRT!). And he is a teenager (which apparently requires 7 wardrobe changes per day). So I do a LOT of laundry!!! And they are bottom of the line units.
It's also right after Christmas...
And funds are tight...
And college is right around the corner!!
So I have to admit, when Brad said, "well lets go shopping", I was initially excited.
No more push starting the washer!! And looking at new HE units!
What girl wouldn't be excited about that!!!
Lets also add that my refrigerator has been on its last leg for a while too....
So NEW NEW NEW NEW!!!!
The total came
And I FREAKED!!!!
Not just at today's expense. But slowly... gradually... I added that total on top of what I need to be paying off already!
And down I went....
But now.... (several hours and dinner and GYM later....)
let me thank God for sending me a smart sensible patient man to talk me off the ledge and... well... Just hold me when I need to be held. Sometimes that is just enough
Yes it's an expense
And yeh, it's not exactly what I want to be spending money on
I'm thankful to have the means to do so
I'm thankful to be surrounded by family and friends that love me
I'm thankful that my plate is full and my cup runneth over
I have so much much to look forward to in 2013
My God and my life are taking me down a road I never imagined
I'm so proud
And so excited
And so loved
And so full of joy and love and thankfulness to a God who brought me here
My son graduates high school this year. And he has already received his acceptance letter from UK! (decision is still up in the air on that...) I'm so very proud of him for the man he is growing up to be!
Next month I will participate in my second power lifting competition with not only the man I love, but also with a group of guys that are top notch in my book
In March I will attend the Arnold Classic in OH to meet a lady I hold the utmost respect for. I'll hopefully meet Dana Linn Bailey and her awesome husband Rob. They are stand up people (and she has a body and work ethic like none other!)
Also in March I plan to run the Color Run in Nashville with some girls I haven't hung out with much lately and I'm looking forward to seeing them!!! (Ps, if you wanna run with us, you're welcome to do so!)
For June, the first weekend, we will be participating in a Tough Mudder. (I'm so excited about this!) For those of you who don't know what a Tough Mudder is - google it.... they are MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and after the Tough Mudder run - we will be spending a week as a family in Virginia Beach. I've never been there before and we are getting one big place to all stay together. Looking forward to a GREAT family vacation! :))
So in short.... I have so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to.
2013 is going to be MY YEAR!!! for growth.... for challenges.... for watching not only myself, but my son and all the people around me to grow and be better tomorrow than we are today.
What is on YOUR plate for 2013???
Not just "resolutions" ... but what are YOU doing to make your mark on those around you?
No crying over spilled washers.... rather I'll be watching those cups overflow with blessings all around!
Have a GREAT week!