have nothing to say. Well, that isn't exactly true. I have alot to say but it just seems ho hum to me that I don't feel I should say it. But realizing today that I missed out on writing down some things that happened this week that I'd like to recall, if only so I can remember God's faithfulness, my silly gooses (aah, that would be John and Jarrod), or maybe it's a future scrapbook page. So I'm going to try and remember this past week in all it's ho humness. Plus, I've been reading this one blog lately and while she has me roaring out loud I find myself feeling very inadequate in the blogging department. While I laugh and think many things are funny - I'm not! (Although my accountability partner did tell me that she thought I was funny and that I make her laugh. I guess sometime I can get in a good chuckle...)
Jarrod called me from school crying. He was getting written up and heading to the Vice Principal's office. I had to ask him more than seven times to repeat just why he was crying, why he was getting written up and why he was going to the Vice Principal's office. Looking back I wonder if he wanted me to side with him, smooth over the trouble, stick it to his teacher...I did however calm him down and told him that if he didn't complete assignments and was disobedient to the teacher he should expect to get in trouble and maybe he should think twice about disregarding an assignment. I know I'm the world's worst mom but he was wrong and the teacher was only following through with what she said. Oh, he was supposed to be able to recite the preamble to the Constitution. (Ok - truthfully - could I recite the preamble to the Constitution? - NO!!! but that isn't the point is it?) I'm the mother and I had to back the teacher on this one. Thankfully, Jarrod didn't hold it against me and he got off the phone all calmed down.
While I would like to be working, not working has given me time to study the Word. I am preparing for my mission trip this month by studying the book of Nehemiah, and doing a devotional called Anticipate. I also have my Saturday bible study with wives of warriors (which I adore) so I have enjoyed spending extra time, no hurry, just taking my time spending it with God.
Jeff got offered a job this week. God is awesome. He hasn't accepted it yet (he's got some questions he needs clarified - and a counteroffer on salary). I'm proud of him. Even though it isn't financially what he'd like to be making he isn't just thinking about money. He is considering the job itself and all that it entails. The scope of the job seems to be challenging, changing, and fluid. Inside, outside, here and there - all of which will keep it interesting. It's also right up his alley. Yes it will mean I will need a job but I want to work anyways.
I am in awe by God's grace and goodness. Jeff is just about finished with a side job that will give us a week's pay. A friend provided us a meal. An anonymous giver gave us a gift card to a grocery store. We did some bills and realized that because of Jeff's side jobs, our checkbook balance at the beginning of 'no jobs' hasn't fallen very much and all our bills are paid. All this in one week! Amazing love of God.
Went back in time and scrapped a page to meet a challenge that came from my friend Lori's blog called 'Don't Judge a Book By it's Cover'. The premise is that your title and pictures will be about one thing and your journaling will be about something else - but joined - hence the 'Don't Judge a Book By it's Cover'. So here is my take: (Title bull's eye; pictures associated with bull's eye but the journaling is about how Jeff got out of the military in 2003 and was able to then spend time with the boys (time he wouldn't have been able to spend with them if he was still in the military). They all joined Cub Scouts and have been able to do so much together. Jeff hit a bullseye with his decision.