I miss my husband.
Well, of course, I miss my husband. He's been gone in Arkansas working for a good month now. Sure, he was just home for a visit, but that's just not right. A visit. What kind of family are we that Dad comes home for a visit?
I'm ready to lock the front door and move to Arkansas with whatever I can fit into the van.
Wait, I have a 20 foot trailer, too. I can fit alot in there.
I know, I know. It's not feasible or very practical in once sense.
Locking my door on a secluded road with neighbors like we have would be futile. We would be robbed blind before I passed Little Rock.
I don't like living alone. No, I'm not alone with 8 children and a homestead of tasks needing attention, but still...
I am alone.
And I don't like it. I'm a very social person. Yeah, a shocker to those who know me in real life :o)
This is to pay off all remaining bills we have. There is a goal in play here, and I was the biggest proponent to that when the job offer came up. He wasn't really interested in it, and I pushed.
Just call me Eve. This job would be my shiny fruit. Not that I sat on said husband and shoved it down his throat, but I am persuasive in my own ways I guess.
We can do this, right? I'm just having a wallowing moment here and satan is working hard for a toe-hold to spin this out of control.
Knowing that is half the battle, I think. satan has no control here on this homestead. He is just tiny and insignificant in truth. I have The Lord on my side of the battle, so who's gonna win ultimately? I'm just over-tired. I love my husband and my flesh-mind is working over-time to find chinks in whatever armor I have. We have never really been separated and this being a pretty sizable first in that category, it's taking some adjustments.
Our goal is to pay off, once and for all, all debt we have. We did this once already, then in a moment of stupidity, picked it right back up. Note to friends: if you ever find yourself making the final payment on something, do it and walk away...quickly. Do not look back. Sodom and Gomorrah are not worth it. Trust me on this one.
I'm not worried about the obvious kinds of things...my husband isn't drifting away (although he has taken to fishing now instead of calling his loving wife every day :o) ) and our marriage isn't in any kind of trouble (well, not unless he continues to fish and not call his loving wife more during the day). We are doing what we feel is what needs to be done right now. It is a short term solution to a long term lifestyle change for us.
LOL...too much Daniel Boone, I guess. Daniel comes home and then kisses Rebecca and off he goes with Mingo to brave the frontier for the coming settlers.
With jus a moment of notice, this Rebecca could be headed over to help settle Arkansas...hint hint :o)
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
Blogs I Love to Visit...
- 5 Acres & A Drean
- A Pondering Heart
- Ask Jackie @ Backwoods Home
- Bateman Homestead
- Bible Version Comparison Chart
- Busy B Homemaker
- Caffeinated Homestead
- Choosing Voluntary Simplicity
- Down To Earth Blog
- Fruit of Her Hands blog
- Granny Miller blog
- Growing up Herbal
- Half a Hundred Acre Wood blog
- He Sows, She Sews
- He Sows, She Sews
- Herbal Academy of New England Blog
- Homestead Honey blog
- It All Matters Mom blog
- Just Plain Marie
- My Journey to Separation
- Nourishing Days blog
- One and a Half Acre Homestead
- Outside the Box Homeschool blog
- Ozark Mountain Family Homestead
- Reflections from Drywood Creek
- Sabbath Mood Homeschool
- Small Farm Girl
- Simple Green Frugal Coop
- Snowfall Academy blog
- Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth
- Sufficient Graze Farm blog
- The Caffeinated Homestead
- The Crunchy Chicken
- The Nerdy Farmwife
- The Prudent Homemaker
- The Unplugged Family
- The Wild Garden
- This Life I live
- Vaccination Information website
- Vintage Remedies DIY & Articles
- Wellness Mama
- Wood Cookstove Cooking blog