Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What I am Reading

I read many blogs where families are reading together daily. Children have their own monthly reads as well as the parents. I thought you guys would love to know what I am diving into this month.

Yes, I know this is a children's book. What is wrong with reading fun books that are made to give children a proper balance between imagination and life lessons? I have already gotten past chapter one in the first day and I'm captured by the adventurous rabbits. I will follow this up with the sequel, The Black Star, next month.

I read Aesop Fables quite often. I love how life's lessons intermingle with animals, nature and people. I believe that I will be able to get similar and unique life lessons from Proverbs. I am hoping to find hope for our infertility struggle via Proverbs. 

I plan on updating you guys what I am reading each month. My reading slows down in the winter months because I teach children and I am busy reading the books for their lessons. I can share those also.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Most Expensive Gift for Myself

So many magazines and news articles have promoted what women should do by the age 30. One was to purchase something expensive for yourself. These vanity promoting magazines suggested thousand dollar purses, jewelry, and even cars. I flipped through as many magazines as possible trying to find something that I would want. I already have fancy, expensive purses from Coach, Dooney & Bourke, and Louis Vuitton that were gifts and hand-me-downs. I use them once in a while. I received my first diamond(s) at 16 years old. I don't even wear them and they have more sentimental value than the purses.

I was lost on what I can purchase for myself that would be expensive, and worth it. I don't want to waste money on something that will sit in my closet. I didn't want to buy anything that would promote the wrong cause. (Many companies use child and slave labor to manufacture their products.) I was so confused on what to buy so I bought nothing. I let age 30 come and go and I never bought something expensive for myself. Perhaps I am not that greedy or a show-off. Perhaps I was so concerned about how it was made. But I learned something about myself. When I take a moment to think about what I buy, I buy conscientiously and not impulsively.

April 2015, just 8 months after turning 31, I bought the most expensive gift for myself. Actually it was for my hubby and I. I invested in a donor to build a family. It was a hard decision that I thought, cried, prayed and slept over for months. It felt like a layer of heavy weight was lifted off my shoulders when I made the purchase. I was elated!

It has been a while since the purchase, but I wanted to still share the most expensive gift for myself.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Loving Beyond-Aldi Haul

I love my husband! I loved him when I said "Yes!" and "I Do!" I would do anything for his health so that he could be with me forever on this big blue green ball. Hubby has been on a gluten free diet for nearly two years. It has been a cooking struggle and pleasure. I have damaged so many brownies, cookies, pancakes and more. But sweet hubby ate them all. Sometimes with a smile and other times not. Such a sweetie.

To decrease the amount of gluten free disasters, I try to add in a few prepackaged goods. With that thought it mind, I finally walked into Aldi. I heard that they had a few gluten free items along with cheap meats and canned goods. I am always a little leary with cheap meats because of a not so happy experience a few years ago...I dont want to remember it.

Well check out our small haul. I was able to find gluten free crackers, cookie mix, cornbread and tortilla wraps. We rounded out our grocery shopping with cans of beans and tomatoes, frozen lemonade, seasoned mozzarella cheese, lettuce, a can of mixed nuts, dried fruit and cinnamon sugar sweet potatoes chips. I put fear aside and bought ground beef and brats. Our total bill was under $30!

Totally my kind of grocery bill!


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