Friday, April 22, 2016

Hardships and Blessings

Hello friends and family,

This is a little note to let you know how I have been doing. I have not been playing the piano or writing a lot on the computer or doing a lot of house work for a little less than a month. The journey has been a hard one with tears shed and lots of hugs given by my family and close church friends. These last two weeks my children, husband and then the last week myself have all had a terrible virus that blew us off our feet. I feel like God sent this sickness to make sure I had more down time and didn't push myself too much and make things worse. I'm going to take my time writing this because even writing a letter can cause a fare up.
I have now started to play the piano again on Sunday mornings to see how that works out. I am going to try a new chiropractor that uses a different methodology. My friend from church seems to be convinced that is what I need, so we will give it a try.
Recently, a former school teacher has offered to help us with our schooling and that has been a huge blessing. The kids just love her and its been such a help to this ailing mother. Bless the LORD for sending her!
We had to get a push mower our other riding lawn mower broke and we are so happy to have the push mower to cut down this jungle. Little by little we will get that done.
Ebay is still going and we are adding things one at a time. We have picked up sales a little since we got the new store. I just need to get more merchandise so that more things can get sold. It takes time and effort and I have just a little of that right now. Friends from church brought two suppers and that was a great help and received with thanksgiving. Also the lady that helps us with our school helped us get caught up on our laundry. I know that she will receive all kinds of rewards in heaven for her love for this family.
I need to figure out a new configuration for my closet so that I can reach the hanging bars easier but that is for another blog. Pray about that and fixing our new dryer that got injured during installation! Thank you very much. God Bless!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Refiners Fire

Isaiah 48:10 
Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

In the last few days my health has come crashing down upon me. My carpal tunnel has become super hard to live with. My shoulder pain is something I can not ignore not to mention scoliosis complicating everything; and my knees, back, hips and feet are screaming for me to recognize them as well. 

I usually just try to get up and do something different if I am at my computer or if I am lifting something I hurry up and quit doing it. Sometimes I just keep doing whatever it is that is causing my pain and tell myself I will stop and rest when it is done. I can't do that any more. I have to RECOGNIZE! I have to do something about it!

I went to the chiropractor and he suggested that I should have some x-rays to determine what the extent of my problems were. So we had them done and he said that I needed to take time to work on me or be sorry more or less. So I am. My husband did some things to help me. He bought me a bench for stretching out my back and shoulder area and he bought me some nifty gloves. I have two pairs of support gloves now and I am feeling the love. 

I was feeling so down about maybe loosing the ability to do everything that I enjoyed in life. I took the week end off of playing the piano and I may still lower my work load on Sundays. I'm not sure. So pray about that. I also took off from working at all on the computer and got my oldest girl to help me with doing ebay. She works great for Cheetos :)

All the dishes were done by the kids and all of the laundry as well, Well almost all of the dishes. Its so hard to not do something around here when so much needs to be done! 

this is the ones he
got for playing the piano.

The kids did the laundry, vacuuming,  floor cleaning, bathroom cleaning, and kitchen cleaning because we were having a teenaged boy over for lunch it was my oldest's birthday Sunday: its funny life don't stop around here because Mom is hurting or sick. I guess that is what keeps me going. This is really hard for me to adjust to because when I walk in the other room and see things that aren't in their right place and things that need washing I tend to want to act right away. The kids are a blessing and have always helped but now they have to "kick it up a notch!" 

Yes, I saw myself going down hill rapidly but when everything is happening around you. Sometimes, its hard to see just what it is you need to do until your body screams at you. 

I shared this in hopes that if there is someone out there like myself that they too need to stop and reevaluate what they need to do different and do it before they are in the condition that I am. I have a long way to go before I am feeling better but thanks to my dear husband I am on my way to a better me. Please pray for us as we journey to better health. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Grand Opening!

I am so happy to announce that we have opened up our new Ebay Store, we are not just a bunch of listings any more.  It's hard to believe that we finally did it. It was a little scary but now that its done it wasn't so bad. The hardest part was to add the categories. Now for getting the word out!

Please take a look and share on your social media sites! This will help get the word out. If you see something that one of your friends or relatives is especially interested in please share that message as well. It takes a while to get established as a brand or as a store and every little bit helps.

Photo by nenetus from

I will be putting more items out weekly and sometimes daily. Please check back to see the new arrivals and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter so you will know the newest. Please pray for us as we start this next phase of our Ebay journey.

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