What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Consolation Prize

The yard sale weekend left much to be desired. I can't complain about living in the country for any reason but one. It STINKS for yard sales.

Every yard sale I have ever had I have made over $100.00 a day. Of course, that was when I lived in some semblance of a town. THIS yard sale, I made $85.00 on Friday with not ONE customer (or even LOOKER) on Saturday. All my Friday customers were neighbors.

Two weeks from now, I am trying ONE LAST TIME, by having a joint yardsale at a friends house. She is STILL in the country but on a more main road. I can only pray that one will show me a bit more success. I will wait until the outcome of THAT yardsale to share my yardsale tips and tricks...right now I feel too inadequate.

As you can see from the picture, the weather wasn't all THAT fabulous either. It didn't rain though-until I had things packed away. So there is always something to be thankful for.

On a good note: the children found new inspiration in their old toys-and kept themselves rather busy. Corynn begged and begged to keep this one silly bear that sings Jesus Loves Me in a monotone and irritating voice. She is SO dramatic. Finally, I told her she could chose ONE THING to keep. I was hoping that the OPTION would lure her to find something a little LESS annoying.

She didn't.

So-Jesus loves me is repeating every few seconds around here. Blast that bear! :-)


Remember how I told you that I was saving up for my camera little by little? Well- every cent that I had saved up had to be used on something MUCH LESS romantic. As any mother does-you just suck it up. This has happened a few times before. So I am a bit accustomed to it.

Last night, though, we were able to order *MY* camera and it should be arriving sometime this week. 10 months interest free financing, all yard sale #1 proceeds have been put toward it and MORE successful (YES YES!) yard sale #2 proceeds will go toward it and some 'paying back' will get my dream camera-after a few years of waiting. Why did we decide to finally get it THIS week?

Because on Friday, Gary and Linda are coming for the weekend. On SATURDAY, Mattie and I will be living it up at a wedding all by our lonesomes and my gift to the happy couple will be some pictures. They didn't hire a professional photographer, they are having a friend cover it and could use all the help they could get. Pictures are my life! I can't imagine not having a plethora of them recounting the most important day in your life!

Needless to say, I have been studying the wedding photography and hoping for some tips from the gorgeous stuff that flows from this ladies fingertips. I can't wait to get it!

Must be off. Hope everyone is having a happy weekend.

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