Clothesline, Day 3

Wow! This week has really gotten away from me! We’ve been so busy with Paul’s work and sewing that time has just flown.

Today, I’m posting the last of the clothesline pics. This is the clothes line with two loads hanging. I have a Whirlpool Duet Washer. It holds quite a few clothes so these are no small loads. As you can see, there is still lots of room for additional clothes.

I’ve made the cloth diaper decision….we’re making our own! I’ll post a picture of this tomorrow and then the sour dough will be moved to Saturday. (Sorry for the delay!) I managed to finish one yesterday and have the “inner-core” made for several others. Today, we’ve got a bathroom curtain to do some quick repairs on and then we are on to making more cloth diapers. Next week, I’m going to begin knitting the wool soakers to go over them.

I’m so amazed by how nice cloth diapers have become…I’m still having to convince the others in this house! : ) At least Paul sees it’s benefit! ….and Ms. Emma is super cute (as if she wasn’t already!) in her new heart patterned cloth diaper!

I can say that I’m quickly seeing the advantage of owning a serger! Many of these projects would go much quicker if I had one.

Prayer Requests:

I spoke with Sherry Lawrence yesterday. Her daughter, Krista, is out of the hospital but was still feeling really bad. Please pray that she is able to see the right Dr. and get the answers that they need to get her better.

Paul is interviewing sales people this morning. Please pray that God would put into place the people needed to grow our home business.

The weather is supposed to be really bad again today. Please pray for safety of those in the paths of the coming storms.

Today, I’m Thankful For:

No one being hurt in the storms that came through our area last night.

Finishing the sewing projects that I had started yesterday.

The continued progress that I’m making organizing our home.

My question for today is: Can the Lambert family live without a TV at all? Last night while the bad weather was coming through our area, our TV started flipping channels by itself! We researched and found that it could be hard reset by unplugging it for four hours but that if the problem remained after the hard reset then you probably are going to need a new TV (the replacement part would be almost as much as the replacement value of the television).

So, I’m thinking that we’re going to give it a run of not having one at all. Remember when I mentioned a few weeks back about wondering how long we would have the TV because of the commercials and horrible programming that are constantly coming on? Well, I think that question has now been answered! :O

Today’s Scripture Meditation is pertaining to my thoughts on our not having a TV (this is more for me than anyone today…I need the reminder!)

Tracy’s Task:

You’ve had a few days off…so we should be ready to jump to the next task. Today, I’m de-cluttering my kitchen. I’m really examining the items in my kitchen. Do I really need everything that I have? Is there anything that I’ve not used in awhile? Take the time today to toss or give away things that you no longer need. Clearing out and giving away will make you feel better and breathe new life into
your surroundings!

What I’m Learning:

Jacob is such a sweet boy. This morning, following the storms last night, he went right outside just as soon as his little eyes opened, to check on his up and coming sunflowers. They were great and I think that they are going to love the extra water that they received.

The more you do to make your home “your own”….little changes and little improvements here in there, the better you feel all around. It really does make you feel better to see the changes and know that you are making progress towards having a well-run, beautiful home for you and your family.

Today’s Scripture Meditation:

1 Pet 2:11-17
“Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.”

I Jn 2:15-17
“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world– the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does– comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”

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