Monday, September 12, 2011

A Blessing in Disguise

In regards to our upcoming yard sale, Peter asked: "Can I charge people $.05 to look at my praying mantis?"

I'm still chuckling about this three days later, ahead of our September 17th sale. I usually give everything to Goodwill and to relatives, but with the smog-work money not yet procured for the van, it seemed time to try our hand at selling.

What I regarded as a nightmare, God turned into a blessing

My children can barely contain their excitement, and I'm enjoying the prospect of starting the school year with decluttered closets and cupboards. The teamwork involved continues to draw us closer together. 

What's more, the children have loosened their grip on things as they've evaluated what they truly need to have around, versus what they might only use on occasion. The value of a dollar is not lost on them either, as they help decide what we should charge for each item.

In other news:  Peter, off school since the second week of August, desperately needs his routine back. His ADHD and OCD symptoms worsened with the absence of a schedule. Thus, we're starting school two weeks earlier than I'd planned. My own headache situation--and our lives in general--will improve as he approaches a more acceptable equilibrium.

My appearance will be spotty here this week as we continue to prepare sale items, and as I work on writing a daily school schedule.


In case I don't get back on here before Wednesday, the new Gospel-reading homework is Luke 4 to Luke 14.

Have a good week!


Anonymous said...

I hope you have a very successful yard sale, making all of the money you need for the van and more!
Terra :)

P.S. Thanks for the anon comments.

Christine said...

Thank you, Terra!