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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Getting ready for Disney........

Going to Disney world is supposed to be a magical experience. Yeah right... for the kids maybe. I had an anxiety attack last night thinking that I had already forgotten something, and we have not even left yet. I think it was socks that hit my brain. Anywho, we are packing today and I even bought a book on what to bring, where to pee, what to see and so forth. Have I read the book yet, No, but I have it. I figure Andrew can read it on the way down due to me having motion sickness. So, the list has started and as my brain continues to t hink of things, it goes on the list. Am I excited, yes. Am I nervous about everything right now, yes. I play the "what if" game in my head too much. I try to plan out a senario for each possible event in my li fe. Am I paranoid, kind of.... The Holy Spirit is working with me on these issues.... :) This is my last blog for a while.... Thanks to all my faithful friends/family who have told me that they read my thoughts. I kind of like blogging, it is kindof like therapy, only no one looks you in the face and tells you what to do or change. HA! To all, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don't eat too much.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

TheVan Lives!!!

Okay, I am very humble today. God seems to feel that the van needs to stay in our family for a while longer. The mechanic told me that the van is "awesome" and should live another 100,000 miles. I smiled to the mechanic, but got in my "awesome' van and cried. Well, it is safe, right?

Monday, November 12, 2007

one more thing

As my bible study group is studying a book on being "content" in all situations, I have been pondering the scripture "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. --Philippians 4:6-7

This scripture boggles me. To not be anxious about ANYTHING is really hard for me. I have even been known to wake up at night with anxiety attacks. Our first few years of marriage were rough for Andrew in that at any given time I would wake up and hit him across the chest to let him know that I was up...
So, to bring this to today and my van saga, having no extra money in the bank, and Andrew being out of town, I started to panic. As I have these normal thoughts at 7:15am and the kids are sitting in the backseat of the van in 30 degree weather, our friends from church call and say, you can borrow our van while Andrew is out of town and call if you need anything. They come over, jump the van and help me get it to the shop. My wonderful sis-in-law comes to get the kids and takes them to school at a moments notice. Hummmmmm? Again, God shows himself to me in the tiny details of my day. Isn't He amazing...... I am thankful once again.....

back to the van...

The van is an ongoing struggle in that I love the fact of having no payment, but do not like what I drive. So, the dilema? I will let you know when I figure it out.... :)

My Car

My car/van has survived our busy life for the past 5 years. It is a big chevy astro van that is very ugly/aqua, but I am grateful for the space. I have comtemplated getting it painted, but then everyone who already knows us would not recognize the "Thompson battlewagon". So, for that reason and not having the money, it remains ugly. Some positive things about my van is that it killed a deer once and the kids did not wake up! Very safe. The negative part of my van is that we have put over 190,000 thous. miles on it. It keeps breaking. So, do we buy or keep repairing? That is the question of the day as I turned the van into the shop. I am blessed with friends who do not mind hauling me around town and feel lucky. Well, this is my first blog and I plan to journal every few days....

Wendy