"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace..." ... 1 Peter 4:10
"A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion." ...Proverbs 18:2
Tom's old (2008) leather recliner still appeared fine, that is, until you sat in it. Then it felt cattywampus and tilted your world a tad.
So we window-shopped online and gracious! Now those cost anywhere from $450 to $2,000. Although we'd set money aside, still, this was one of those "it's the principle of the thing" things.
So much money for only a chair!
Well, one Friday Tom stopped at an estate sale and guess what he bought? A cool vintage leather recliner. In beautiful shape. For just $80. Now, we paid a little more to Neighbor Mike and his son to carry it inside,but hey. What a deal, right?
In Real Life my living room is not this blurry. heh.
Assumption lesson #1: Never assume you must pay crazy-high prices for anything. Even in 2019.
I, personally, know folks who believe shopping garage/estate sales is for losers with Let's Just Buy Unnecessary Trash habits. But, gracious! What exactly are we losing if our bank accounts still hold the thousands of dollars we saved on necessary items? Hmm?
Assumption lesson #2: Never assume all garage sale shoppers are gullible, trinket-buying slobs. ツ
Here's what I wrote at Facebook on Monday:
Well, Tom got his new big tv with its ultra-complicated remotes and screen settings and choices and --- it looks like Debra won't be able to watch tv while he's away at work ever again. heh. #itsallsocomplex
Assumption Lesson #3: Never assume you'll hate something before you even see it. I'd assumed I'd hate the modern appearance of the new tv, but after tweaking some furniture? I kinda prefer the new set-up(!)
The odd thing? Three (4?) of my friends pretty much said, "Now, Debra. You're an intelligent woman. You'll figure out how to use the new tv!" (And I appreciate that. I do.)
Yet, first of all, uhm, no. Not intelligent. Don't even wanna be.
Rather, I'm a simple-minded trial-and-error-learner gal. Anything smart-ish leftover comes from listening to God's (hard-won) personally-designed-lessons for those with stubborn streaks. Like me.
And technologically-speaking? Oh dear. No, no, no. We're talking major weaknesses here. Gaping holes of understanding and techno-advancing desire.
Basically, my public use of technology is only to complete God's calling(s) on my life (so He enables me to do what I must).
Using this new tv of Tom's (aka Tom's new baby)? I'm not seeing any of God's using me in that. So far, I'm content giving the controls to Tom, and instead, watching Hulu and Netflix on this computer. Oh, and playing my dvd's upstairs in my Happy Place Room.
That's plenty. For now--and perhaps--forever.
Assumption Lesson #4: Never assume anyone can do it all. Every person who's ever appeared upon Earth has weaknesses so to keep them (us) humble and reliant upon God and other folks who're strong where we are clueless.
We are, each of us, complex, uniquely-designed and dependent upon each other to walk us through our gaps.
That's always been God's plan--and it's a good one. Indeed.
You may want to also check out my earlier post entitled, "Where She's As Techno As She Wants To Go".
"You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free." ... John 8:32
Still loving my new scented wax melts! (Turns out, everyone and his Aunt Pat discovered these years ago. Wish they would've told me!) ッ
Know what I'm doing with them after their removal from the melter? I place them around the house in my decorative teacups (etc.) so to keep scenting the air.
Also, I decided not to use the French Lilac ones for melting (preferring to use only bakery-scented ones) so I placed those lilac cubes inside clothing drawers and our bathroom. Those places, in my mind, anyway, are fine for lilac scent. シ
Ten Creative Uses for Candle Wax
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15