Monday, August 31, 2009

Day 4 - 2nd post

If you're new to this...and I am, too...go to my first post below (scroll down) and then read this!!

Physical care Room So, have you joined me in drinking 8-8 oz glasses of water a day? I love milk so I am making myself drink a glass of water before I can have a glass of milk (or coffee for that matter) each morning. Then when I get to the student center (where I volunteer each day) I have to drink another glass of water. Sometimes I even have the cup of cocoa or an International Coffee. Anyway, I am keeping up with it. How about you? Or maybe you already drink all the water you’re “supposed” to and have some hints for me especially if it was ever hard for you to do.

Social growth Room I had an unexpected “vacation” night in Branson, MO at one of their Resorts. OK, honesty is the best policy…right!! I went with my dad. He had some things to check out at his condo but hey it was a night out. I won’t count this as my social commitment made yesterday. On Sunday I will ask a friend to the movies. It is really sad that I have not been to a movie theatre in months and months.

Financial Room I applied for another job today. The sad part is that it really did not appeal to me all that much. I will eventually find one.

The wife of the director of the student center where I volunteer (did you follow all that?) came in to talk to me and said that I should see if I can find missionary support and be a missionary right here in my own town. Who says a missionary has to GO anywhere, right!? It’s better all the way around if you stay in your own community to serve others. I’ll have to think about that. I already volunteer at the Christian Student Center and the college students seem to be willing and even eager to talk. Anybody already do anything like this? Any thoughts? I would probably approach the churches around here for possible funding. I’ve never attempted to do anything like that so to be honest it’s a pretty scary prospect.

Dreams or crafts or “me” time Room I create scrapbooks for my family. I love to use my camera and I had to have some way to share all those many, many, many pictures I was taking. When I first discovered digital scrapbooking I made a scrapbook for my sister, my brother's wife and for my parents. I want to make a scrapbook for my other sister and my other two brothers but I haven’t done that yet. I don’t have any children of my own so I take pictures and scrap them of my nieces and nephews. I have found it is a great way to share my passion.  If I were doing these totally on paper I would have to buy all those supplies 7 times over.  Doing it digitally I can create it once and print it out however many times I want or need.  Too cool!!

Spiritual thought/concept or Scripture Room I have a verse I love for times of trouble:

“Save me, O God!
For the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in deep mire,
Where there is no standing;
I have come into deep waters,
Where the floods overflow me.
I am weary with my crying;
My throat is dry;
My eyes fall while I wait for my God.”

Psalms 69:1,2 NKJV

Then I love the praise of Psalms 63:1-5

Saving money in a Tight Economy Room Are there things that frustrate you when you see money wasted for no good reason. I like paper towels – in their place - but to use paper towels for every little thing is just a waste, pure and simple. I have placed cloth hand towels (and replace them often) in all the places that I used to waste paper towels. I put several fingertip towels in the bathrooms, and dishtowels in the kitchen. Every time I go in the kitchen to cook a meal I pull out a clean kitchen wash rag to wash and rinse my fingers as I am cooking a meal. I never use it for meat unless I’ve already washed with the soap form the dispenser I talked about yesterday. (ha how’s that for linking days?!)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Writing Rooms:
Physical care (this will be goals, aspirations, thoughts, comments, whatever that I want to work on and maybe you will join me. My very first goal here is to be better about drinking water. I make a pledge to drink the 8-8 oz glasses of water that you’re “supposed” to drink for good health every day. At one time I was doing this but went through a bad time and somehow it left this good habit go so now I am making the attempt to do this again. I’ll report back next week and add another new thing each week while maintaining the previous. Care to join me? Or maybe you already drink the water you’re supposed to and want to give me tips on how you do it.)

Social growth (this will be goals for social growth and interaction but I already know I pretty much suck at this so this may be where you as the reader will have to help ME. This week I will invite someone to go see a movie with me. I will ask them to go see a matinee since I have not money (jobless) and we won’t have popcorn but I will GO OUT. Again, if you have some good ideas feel free to respond here.)

Financial (This will be goals or things to work toward in a financial sense.  I want to be better at managing my own finances and that may involve finding sources for that or just sharing what I know and having some accountability.)  My first goal here will be to get a job.  Eeks.  I’ve been trying for a while and still don’t have all that many prospects that really interest me. Sad, but true!

Dreams or crafts or “me” time (this will be where I will share some stuff mostly on scrapbooking with Photoshop. As I said I love to scrapbook. If you haven’t tried it you should, no REALLY. It’s great. You can express yourself in pictures, tell your life story, write about your ancestors (your family’s story), catalog your kid’s lives or your nieces and nephews lives or just write a blog essentially that you may or may not publish for the whole world to see. I will also include some other stuff here like: What do you dream for your life? What do you do for “me” time? What would you do if money was no object? Dreams, you know, sometimes it’s really just fantasy but who cares.)  Why do you scrap?  or Why don't you scrap?

Spiritual thought/concept or Scripture (I am a spiritual person and love God with all my heart so I will always include a scripture and a spiritual thought or concept to meditate on or to help center me in my life and who knows God might speak to you through those thoughts, too. I welcome your thoughts or words of wisdom if you have something I should hear or pass on.)  My favorite verse is:  "Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again:  Rejoice!"  Phil 4:4  What is yours?

Saving money in a Tight Economy (This is where I want to share ideas for saving money in all kinds of ways especially right now when it’s so tight for most of us in the general economy.) My first and probably one of the easiest things I do is to add just a bit of water to my hand soap dispensers in the bathroom and the kitchen. This way I use just a bit less each time I use it but I still get the full clean effect. By the way, if you have distilled water you might use that instead of tap water but I wouldn’t think that was entirely necessary.

I am going to call these writing rooms in conjunction with the name I’ve chosen “All around my house” for my Blog. I have to give credit for the name to my nephew, J.D. He was at my house and I told him I was considering creating a blog and he said I should call it, All around my house. So, that is what I’ve done. WELCOME!! Come back any time; invite your friends, family and acquaintances.