Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday

OK, so to be honest I have just been grumpy this week. So first of all I am thankful to my blogger friend Linny for getting me started on Thankful Thursday because it just makes me really think of something positive.

I have had a not so Christian attitude this week. Chris and I are really careful how we spend our money. We rarely spend money on things that we just want. We have been married 10 1/2 years and have bought 1 yes 1 piece of new furniture. We bought a recliner and that was only because I needed a place to nurse Amaya. This week I told Chris that I want a mattress that is comfortable and a table that's not ready to fall apart. Chris said to me "that's just not our taste Sarah". OK so the not so happy wife said yes it is and someday I will have those things.

I honestly get mad at myself for having the desire to have nice things when so many people have nothing. God has blessed us so much and my sinful nature just wants more. I want a nice house and I want nice furniture, not expensive but not falling apart either.

I am also going through winter depression. OK already, I'm tired of snow, tired of 0 degrees and ready to get the kids outside playing. I NEED SUN!

The kids just woke up grumpy today and that was making me grumpy. I emailed my friend Rett and told her I needed a date night and guess what? Chris' grandma called and said she wanted the kids on Valentine's Day, Whoo Hoo. So the second thing I am grateful for today is grandma's that call and tell me to have some alone time with my hubby. What do people do that don't have grandma's around to help out? Chris and I said for a long time we would like to move to Arizona, Colorado or somewhere just warm, beautiful or heck better yet both but we just couldn't leave those good grandma's.

6 comments:

Tony and Rett said...

And I'm thankful that you're honest!!!

Mom Of Many said...

Girlfriend! I am thankful for YOU...and your prayers for my family...and that God kicked you in the butt...

And as long as you want sunshine...did you know Durango has something like over 300 days of sunshine a year?? I vote for Durango!! =) Do it! Do it! Do it!

Love you! Me

Mom Of Many said...

For the record, I am known as Grandma Linn to many of the little ones...they even whine and cry cause they want to go see "grandma linn"....and yes, there is always room for LOTS more...Grandma of Many I long to be!! =) Do it!
Sounds like you just need to come check this place out...and we did just rent a 4 bedroom...

Adeye Salem said...

Hi Sarah,
I have been reading your blog for a while---just wanted to introduce myself! I love your heart for orphans :)
Adeye Salem

christina said...

So funny that you are battling the same "syndrome" as me! Just THIS MORNING I was talking with the Lord about my constant battle of wanting some "thing" (right now, I want to replace our 16 year old MATTRESS!) and being so grateful for all of the luxuries we have. You and I must have the same heart - beating in two different states! :) I love you...by the way, it is sunny in Kentucky today!

Dave & Stacy Brown said...

I am so thankful to see that you count those grandmas as a blessing. You know that Dave and I haven't had that in our lives and sometimes it is very hard when we see people take those grandparents for granted. You are truly blessed and I am glad you realize it. Hang in there, the sunshine will be here before we know it.

Love ya, Stacy