I’ve been thinking more than writing lately.
Been thinking about Sue’s thoughts on influencing a child to do what is right and necessary.
Also in Hallie’s book, in the last chapter, I read something that really spoke to me about the media and how much of it is exposed to our children. The essay encouraged me to not shun all media; to still carefully screen what my children see, but not to turn my back on all of it. One of the reasons was that children need to know good from evil. And there’s nothing like a good story of good vs. evil to show them exactly what evil can look like. So, at this age (6y, 3y, 1y), they still do not need to watch a lot of movies or TV, because play is still best for learning, but I won’t get so stressed out if they see something I didn’t want them to see. I will just be sure to discuss it with them so they know what was good about it and what was not.
I’ve been thinking a lot, almost too much about sewing. I really. really. really want this skirt, but I’m not sure I want to dish out 49 bucks for it (and who knows how much shipping is).
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I like those maxi skirts. Who doesn’t? But I also like the stripey fabric. But it’s all made in China (like everything else on the planet, but I still don’t like supporting the country that makes everything that falls apart), and I really like making my own things, even though I don’t do it all that much. But I want to, and I know I can. Especially this easy maxi skirt with this tutorial.
Which brings me to another thing I want. A serger. Agh! I just want a serger, darn it. Is that so much to ask? How many of you have a serger? Do you love it? I know I would, if I had one, but I just don’t want to spend a fortune, or even half a fortune, or even a quarter-fortune, so I’m going to be patient. Good things come to those who wait. I’m going to check the Estate sales. Maybe God will get a good one for me for cheap. You never know. It’s happened before.
When I really, really, want something I don’t really need, I wait. I wait until that darn skirt up there, that I like to look at so much, is all sold out (it’s already sold out in an S) and then I can’t be tempted to get it anyways. Then I keep praying for me to find the thing I really want. I actually believe that God wants to grant us our insignificant little meaningless desires. Even with things we don’t need. I truly think that He gives us these things, as little gifts, just to let us know He loves us, and really does know what we are thinking.
Have you ever felt that way when you found a super awesome deal for something you’ve been really wanting? And I don’t mean deal as in: buy 2 get one free (that is not a deal, people). I mean DEAL, as in getting something great that you’ve really wanted for next to nothing at a thrift shop or gift from a friend.
Well anywhoo. I’ll let you know when such serger deal drops into my lap. We shall see.
Have a wonderful day!
PS: Please pray for me.
I’m experimenting today on getting rid of the headache that’s been plaguing me yesterday and today (but today not as bad as yesterday, or I wouldn’t be bloggin’.) Today’s possible cure is: eating no sugar, what-so-ever. Except the sugar that’s already in milk (cuz I ain’t drinking my coffee black).
Ok, for real. Have an awesome Wednesday. And Happy Birthday to my big bro, Michael.