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Musings June 9, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — caperry5 @ 9:37 pm

I admit it. My brain is in some kind of a summer mode right now. It. Does. Not. Want. To. Work. At anything… much less my disciplines of being in the Word. I spend my time in the Word at work right now. Is it ok to publish that on the world wide web? I have the luxury of a job that allows that I guess and it just works best for the wisest use of my time on most days. I tend to get my ‘work’ done quickly, but need to remain in my place of employment for the hours required of me and find that reading the word and good books at work is better than TV Watching on Hulu (which I also do way too much of). In fact I have two more days staring me in the face with, more than likely, plenty of free time to use wisely and I’m trying to figure out what would be the best use of my time and what I can bring with me to accomplish here… instead of staring at the new iPhone4 and lusting.

I had originally titled this post Chapter 4 Update and Catch Up. But I think I’ll save that for tomorrow… or at least a post later today. Right now I just feel like sharing my heart. God has been really, really good to us lately. Chris has started this new job, for which we are immensely thankful for a variety of reasons. It also came to my attention (through Chris) that apparently there were SEVERAL applicants for his position. And they interviewed SEVERAL of those applicants. And in the end they chose Chris. Now, I know why. He’s an amazing talented guy. He’ll be great in this type of position. I’m saying all that to brag on him. He was chosen from many interviews because he’s awesome:) And we’re so thankful that God blessed us in this way. It hasn’t been without it’s challenges though. We still have just the one car and it’s been fairly challenging getting him, Landon, and myself all the places we need to go in a day. Like here in a few minutes I have to leave work to exchange the car with Chris, who is currently working at the location on north Glenstone and Kearney, all the way across town. Annoying, but necessary. And I think I’m annoying my bosses… which I hate. Hopefully it will come to and end though. And this process is a necessary evil. We have to have Chris’ income to save for another car! So we’ll get there in time. So I’m just praying that we can save quickly and find a good deal on a reliable vehicle that we don’t hate. (I know I’m not going to LOVE whatever we get, but I just would like to not hate it!) All of this has it’s goods and bads… as do most things in life I guess. But in it all I’m SO very thankful for God’s provision for us.

Next… lately I’ve become somewhat obsessed with organic eating. It started when I was pregnant with Landon. Like I said I have a fair amount of free time at my job and I spend much of it online. They recommend more than usual to eat as organically as possible while your pregnant. That tiny baby can’t handle all the chemicals like our bigger bodies can. So I started researching more and more and more and now here I am. I bought organic ketchup last night, mostly to get rid of the high fructose corn syrup that plagues most ketchups. Nonetheless though… I bought organic ketchup! I’ve also started buying organic apples because they fall in the ‘Dirty Dozen.’ I’ve been shopping at the Farmer’s Market the last few weeks and I planted a garden! So far it’s not really costing me any more than normal because I’m not buying a lot of processed stuff. I’m trying to eat whole, natural foods. Fruits and veggies, and products with the lease amounts of ingredients possible. The next step for me I think is looking into different meat. I’ve been eyeing the grass fed beef and free range chicken (oh… I have been buying fresh eggs from a local farmer at a little nursery and garden store in Ozark and they are SO good! It reminds me of our fresh eggs when I was a kid… yes we kept chickens :) at the Farmer’s Market and trying to figure out how to fit that into our budget. This year I want to save up so that next year I can join a local CSA… you pay for your meat up front and get a discount as your bring it home throughout the year. We’ll see if I can talk my amazing hubby into that! So far Chris has been very supportive. I’ve had him read a FEW of the articles I’ve found and he’s LOVING the fresh produce from the Farmer’s Market. He says it’s the best he’s ever eaten. So he’s all for it. Plus, we bought a grill a few weeks ago and we’re just enjoying summer eating. If only I could get him to like tomatoes…. that will never happen though. Like I titlted this post… musings.

You’ve probably stopped reading by now so I’ll stop rambling. In 24 minutes I get to leave to pick up my little man, Landon. I love my sweet little boy so much and can’t wait to see him!

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One Response to “Musings”

  1. Missy Slusser Says:

    Hey Abbie! I have also read a little this summer about eating more organic but not enough to really know where to start! I may ask you questions about the Farmers Market. Do you go to the Ozark F.M.? I also know it’s a budget consideration and have wanted to plant a garden, but it did not happen this year as I am trying not to add much with Wayne needing to write “as much” as he can this summer. I enjoyed reading this and I did make it to the end! =) See you tomorrow!


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