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

Monday, June 18, 2007

Dog days of summer


I am feeling the heat today. It will be over 90 today-and really, feels like that hot right now! No matter-the baby birds on the air conditioner flew the coop, so I can turn on the cooling machine at any time. I plan on staying inside most of the day anyhow. Lots of POST yard/bake sale stuff to do.

Speaking of yard sales-I was much happier with the results of the yard sale this time around. I made over $150.00 on Saturday!!! I would say about $40-50.oo of that was my baked goods alone! WA-HOO! So, all in all, I made about $250.00. NICE!

Abrupt subject change #1:

Corynn has been running me for my money the last week or two, and the 'naughties' unfortunately, is overshadowing her 'cuties'. But yesterday in the car on the way to church, she had Mattie and I laughing pretty good. She was talking about how when SHE gets to be a big Mama, SHE was going to have LOTS and LOTS of babies (no doubt implying that I am not doing a very good job in that department...). Among them, a girl named Carrie, a boy named Boyla, and a girl named Girla. Other names included Laura Corynn, Fallia, and about 10 other ones that I can't remember-but just add a 'la' to the end and it was probably there. THEN-she said she would 'pump' them out of her belly. Ah-is THAT how it happens Miss Corynn? The doctor PUMPS them out??? :-)

Abrupt subject change #2:

Two days ago the Panda turned into a monkey and climbed into his highchair all by himself. All because he wanted a bite of my cinnamon roll and thought that if he were in his 'eating chair' he would get to eat. I was surprised that he could do it, but I guess I SHOULDN'T be since he managed to crawl OUT of it the other day too. He keeps me on my toes.

Abrupt subject change # 3: Tomorrow we are heading to a U-PICK strawberry place and are gonna have lotsa fun picking the juiciest and sweetest berries of the bunch-and munching on them too. I am enlisting the help of two children down the road in order to get enough to make a batch of strawberry wine on top of all the *OTHER* strawberry goodies I am going to be making. Look forward to lots of red recipes coming soon!

Final subject change, I promise.

We Newmans enjoy living for the moment, but especially, living for the future. Heritage is important to us and our children HAVING roots somewhere is important to us. When our children are older, we want to be able to offer them things. We want to set them up for success. We do not believe that being poor makes you any more of a Christian, as some might, but rather, that the Lord BLESSES His children in many different ways. Land is part of that equation. There is lots going on in my head and in my heart about this subject, none of which can or should be shared through internet waves. Matt and I are struggling a great deal about this subject and of the opportunities, and especially the lack thereof, related to this. We were looking over old photos that I borrowed from Gram to copy and I realized that they would be the ending of a legacy. What a tragic and sad thing it is. With a fervor that rattles my bones and shakes the core of my being, I say this now... when the Lord provides us with the means and opportunity to settle down, it will be the land that ties us together with the generations of Newmans to come.
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