I’ve had a bit of a Jonah day, and I’m working hard not to make it a Jonah week, month… You know how ya get to feeling sorry for yourself?
Bill’s job is just so wonderful. He is truly enjoying the work, the folks are great; I don’t think we could have asked for more! His boss rescued Bill’s day yesterday, as we had a wedding scheduled, and Bill was running late. It was a pleasant surprise for him to be able to turn his truck over to his boss and hurry on to the venue.
Of course, there’s always some catching up to do when you’ve been out of work, and that tries to get me down a bit. Catch up on that bill, buy gas for a gas hog vehicle we have been using until I get my van back, take care of photography business (you have to spend money to make money…), and the list goes on.
Then, my washing machine went out a couple of weeks ago. It fills. It agitates. But it won’t drain or spin. I have washed clothes by hand, taken a couple of loads over to Gen’s, and dug out tons of clothes I haven’t worn in awhile, just because they’re clean!
So, this morning, my hubby found a machine on Craigslist very near our home, and he went early to buy it. It looks like brand new! He put a little soap in it to run it through a small cycle before I started my piles of laundry. Well….. it doesn’t work! It has EXACTLY the same problem that my washer has. Can you even believe that??Well, Bill is dealing with that, and in the meantime, I’m hoping there’s something clean to wear to church tomorrow…
On days like today, when the world seems to be crashing down one washing machine at a time, my usual “life gave me lemons, so I’ll make lemonade” attitude suddenly becomes overwhelmed with lemons! So today, I’ve been frantically asking the Lord to reveal to my self-centered heart all the different recipes with which to use all these lemons! And while I’m not sure I’ve used them all up, my heart is at peace, and I know that the Lord answered my prayer.
One of the things we asked Pamela to do when we came home was to send us a pic of little Chloe every day. She has done a great job of that, and this goes a long way toward showing me what to do with those lemons! So I’m going to leave you with a few new pics of my newest grandbaby!
God bless your day!!