Wednesday, January 14, 2009

cold Wednesday

It is cold, 19* here on the Weather Bug, and not expected to warm up too much today.
We did get a blowing of snow yesterday evening. I was hoping for some accumulation but didnt' get it here.

Changes have been happening here in the Hall household.
Ds is now a college student-technical college, that is. He started Monday and is taking automotive technology. It is a big change for him, since he was homeschooled since 7th grade. Basically it was "unschooling". I'm proud of him for taking this on. He has learned a few things this week~~
*don't run your vehicle thru the carwash when the temps are at freezing, cause your doors will be frozen in the morning. You may be able to get them open but they won't shut back.
*don't leave your favorite camoflauge, Chevrolet hat with the fish hook on it and your pen/pencil lying around when you leave a room, cause they won't be there when you return.
I won't say what his dad told him to do if he sees someone with his hat on today.
He and his dad cleaned up and repainted his papas rolling tool chest-black and "chevy engine orange". Can you tell he's a Chevy man? lol! He's in the process of getting all the necessary tools together that he'll need for the classes.

I've been changing my eating habits and drinking more water. I have almsot 50 lbs to lose.
I'm limiting my carbs and trying to increase my protein. Also drinking more water.

Dh is still having health problems. His appt with the gastro in on the 23rd. He has an appt this Friday with a cardiologist. He is going to see one even tho the ER dr said there was nothing wrong with his heart. He talked with a cardio nurse this morning, (where he took the stress test, etc), told her what was going on still and she said that he did need to be seen. He is really stressed/anxious about this, which is understandable, so would appreciate your prayers for him.

I'm also changing my spending habits, trying to get back to a workable budget-at least to where i know what is going out and what is coming in. With our hours being cut back, dr bill's, gas/groceries,etc going up, we need to watch every penny we spend. It's not easy but I've got it started.

So, thru all this, I'm praying and keeping in mind God's promises.

5~Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6~In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.

He is never changing!


Barbara said...

Patty, you are very wise to always lean on the Lord. He is our "forever" friend. Prayers are going out for you and your family.

Mel said...

I just had this penny pinching conversation with our youngest daughter yesterday, we all need to adjust a little when it comes to budgeting. Our prayers are with you and your family, best of luck to your hubby.

Marci said...

It is cold here as well. We are getting lots of snow today. If it is going to be cold, I like the snow. :)

I pray that your new eating plan works for you. I lost 30 pounds with Weight Watchers, but I am not reading a book by Sally Fallon and another person called Eat Fat, Lose Fat about eating the right things. IT makes sense to me so far. May the Lord bless your efforts!!

Edie said...

Proverbs 3:5-6 are the scriptures I'm teaching my grandaughters this week.

Rich blessings to you! He will carry you through.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

Good luck on your eating plan and on your pinching back plan. The good Lord is always watching over us and providing. Blessings, Kathleen

Marg said...

Patty, we've been so cold too! I love that scripture, it has a special significance for me. Good luck on getting healthier, I'm working on that myself. As always, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

KKJD1 said...

Patty, I sure have missed you, my puter died and I am just now getting it fixed. I will be in prayer for hubby,I know this can be a difficult time as most of my family has had some heart problems here and there. He will be in my prayers and you too.
I have really had to stay on top of our budget also. Most people have I think. But with God all things are possible. So I keep right on going like you are. Glad to be back among friends. Missed you and will talk again soon. Blessings, Karen

Elizabeth said...

Hi Patty, I just discovered your blog. I am Elizabeth and live in North Florida.I love your beautiful State.I think everyone has to cut back on spending in this economy. I have started making a written budget at the beginning of the month for each month. It has really made a difference. I know where the money is going before it goes each month.
My prayers are with you and your family.
Elizabeth (SimplePleasures)

tipper said...

Sorry DH is still facing health issues-will pray for him! And you know there just is nothing like Chevy Engine Orange!

the voice of melody said...

That is a wonderful verse to live by!

KKJD1 said...

Im having a giveaway so when you get a chance come by and join in the fun. Blessings, Karen

Terri Tiffany said...

What changes you have in your life!! Isn't is awesome watching our children grow and go out on their own?
I am sorry your husband is going through so man teslts right now--that in alone would cause stress.
And I love the verse. One of my favorites but hardest to keep in my heart when life brings on trials.