Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What I've Been Doing Lately

We have company arriving today!

Two friends of ours from Fallon, Nevada who we've not seen in seventeen years (because they moved shortly after we did) are traveling cross-country and will arrive around noon-ish. Following lunch we'll take Darcy and her naval-officer daughter, Johanna, to Niagara Falls and hooray! This is our last day of warmth, 60 degrees, before tomorrow when it starts spitting snow.

God's timing is terrific.

So anyway, I've been cleaning house and the yard and have been tested like crazy. You know, like when right after you vacuum a rug, the cat walks over and throws up on it. Or you wash the bath towels and suddenly they are needed for all sorts of cat-washing, water-spilling emergencies and must be washed and hung to dry again. Lightbulbs burn out, you can't find that extra bedspread and something gets chipped and needs to be repainted.

I've had whole weeks of that sort of thing, tests galore, and it's been a test just keeping my peace. But I crave peace, so I keep on keeping on, trying not to complain, but often failing that test, too.

Alas, with all these tests I'm thinking it will be a great visit. :)


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Has anyone had any experience with Ad Sense? I'm considering adding it to my blog for a little extra income. But if it's going to be a headache, I'll pass. So let me know what you've heard or experienced, ok?

Speaking of that, I'm also considering a return to writing poems for publication which I've done a bit of in the past, and devotionals, too, of which I have a couple thousand (kinda) here in my blog. Writing greeting card verse, too. There's also a way to sell a box of books to abebooks.com, probably for just pennies, but hey. I was going to just run them to Salvation Army anyway. Abe will even pay shipping.

Oh, and whenever you click through my widget over there -----> then buy anything over at Amazon, a few pennies will be added to my spending account. (A special thanks to those of you who've already done that!)

Where there is a will, there is a way, you know. I'm trying to keep my ears open so that God won't have to yell. So that I can hear His money-making ideas and thus save lots of time by avoiding my own time-wasting ones. And I'm staying up-up-up, for I refuse to become one of those down-down-down, sad, cranky Christians. Besides, I think the quota on those is already filled. :)

Many money-making possibilities exist out there. It just becomes a matter of staying pro-active, watchful and discovering which jobs God wants me to accept.




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3 comments:

Myrna said...

OH! Have a wonderful time with your friends! (I know you will)..our BFF's are coming tomorrow thru Monday, and I'm fighting a flu-bug, ugh!

Anonymous said...

you might want to try powells.com for the book selling (they pay for postage too)

Pat said...

Lot's of wonderful anticipation going on at your place. By now, I'm sure your guests have arrived and you are having a wonderful time.
Enjoy the warmer weather and sunshine...and most of all the fellowship!