Ack! Yesterday I realized we may have to spend one more winter here. The reasons? Far too complicated/boring/iffy/changeable to list.
But you know? The moment I realized that possibility, a peace came over me, new grace, I suppose. And I knew I could handle staying here if this must be. Perhaps this was a deeper acceptance of God's will over mine. Perhaps.
Anyway... something which greatly helps in my considering one more long winter here? Buffalo gets lots of winter sunshine, is sometimes called the sunniest city of the northeast and even, some years, gets more sunshine than Orlando.
"Men love darkness rather than light. John 3:19"
Well, not this 'man.' heh. I adore light. (And yes, I know what that verse really means.)
For me, the sunshine now flooding our downstairs living room, dining room and kitchen makes those 19 paltry degrees outside appear (and even actually feel) twenty degrees warmer. Just pour lots of bright light through my windows and I'll be fine.
Like you, I've sometimes despised grocery shopping.
But what I've noticed? I only hate it when I don't have scads of coupons in my hot little hand. Using coupons makes shopping feel like such a--dare I say it?--game. You read the sales flyer, match the sales with manufacturer coupons and if you can, match those to store coupons and then you win the prize! Free or cheap groceries and a stockpile at home where you go to shop when you run out of things.
So for all you fledgling coupon users out there who could use a bit inspiration right about now, here are some of my best deals lately:
Birds Eye Voila-- free
Gorton's Grilled Fillets-- $1.24
Wholly Guacamole - $1
8 oz. packages of cheese-- $1 each
3 Green Giant boxed vegetables-- free
One pork roast -- $1.99 (originally $7.49)
3 Del Monte fruit naturals -- free
2 dozen eggs -- .20 cents each
2 Ronzoni Delight pasta boxes-- .50 cents each
Earthbound Organic salad -- free
Too, I've not only been hearing about a 'Joseph Anointing' lately, but I've seen it in various people online, even amongst some Christian coupon bloggers.
I'm very grateful to anyone, everyone, who in many and varied ways are helping us prepare for living life ready and unafraid in these Last Days. God gives us folks to help us--He always knows exactly what we need.
Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
Tom's back is better today--thanks for your prayers!
Oh! Just now found these cottage decor ideas. Lovely!