Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Known and Unknown

The Known:

Today, I plan to make peaches and cream smoothies for breakfast.  What a wonderful invention~the blender to mix together delicious and healthful foods that God has made to keep us well.

For lunch I plan to make salmon salad (like tuna salad but with canned salmon instead of tuna).

Artisanal Breads

Hopefully I will get yogurt made and dough soaking for bread...dinner will be Beef Stroganoff (something Husband likes on occasion).

I need to make potato salad and homemade baked beans for tomorrow's "festivities".  I will have to try them in the crock pot this time as they did not turn out the way I wanted in the oven.

Husband has his hours back at work, finally.  He will still be seeking another job (I think) that pays better hopefully.  But right now it's just a blessing for him to have a job at all.  God brought us through our ordeal faithfully.  Not one bill was left unpaid.  He truly provided for us in amazing ways, and I am so thankful.

Tomorrow after church my parents will be coming over for a visit.  My mom will be bringing a beef brisket.  I will have the potato salad and baked beans prepared, and hopefully some homemade barbecue sauce and maybe a dessert made too.  Husband had said (jokingly) at work that he would like Father's Day off.  His boss overheard him and got a co-worker to work my husband's shift, so he will have the day off.  He is glad to have the time off, but is worried about the missed pay because we really need it.

Little Irene, Portrait of the 8 Year-Old Daughter of the Banker Cahen D'Anvers, 1880

The Unknown:

Where our kitty is.  We still have not seen her and have received no phone calls from our fliers.  I just can't believe that something has happened to her.  I keep expecting to see her when I look out the window, keep expecting to hear her happy meow.  It seems she will not come back.  Perhaps we can make another visit to the pound on Monday or maybe even today.  When we came back from the pound a few days ago empty-handed, Husband told me quietly I should start looking for puppies.  But I don't know if that will happen because dogs cost money that we probably don't have.  We will just have to wait and see what Husband comes up with.

I hope you have a blessed weekend, and maybe you'll pray that our kitty comes home?

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I'm still having trouble leaving comments here, so I'm going to attempt to post anonymously instead.

    I am truly delighted to hear that you are getting through the difficult period with your husband's job and will be praying that he will find another, better-paying job soon. I know first-hand what a tremendous impact that can have. I am praying about starting to look for a new job myself now that the job market seems to be improving in my area. I was laid off from a very good paying position in March 2009 but by God's mercy was able to find something within three weeks. It just doesn't pay very well at all so it has been a bit of a struggle these last two years. I do think things will start to look up if I can find a better-paying position. I will be praying for both of us! :)

    I am so very sorry to hear that your little kitty has not returned. I will be saying a prayer. I would be devastated if I lost either one of my little feline companions.

    Both puppies and kittens can be expensive that first year with the required vet visits. I hope you can find something that will not cost you too much!

    Miss Linda
    Threads of Loveliness blog

  2. When I was pregnant with our second child my husband was laid off for 11 1/2 months. We had always been frugal and that sure was a help as we cut back further and further. God was with us too and we also never got behind in any bills including the truck payment. This was such a testament to us and others. I pray you find your sweet kitty. Sarah


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