Monday, October 20, 2008

Yard Sale of all Yard Sales

Here are some pictures from out trip to Arizona to have a yard sale of my grandfather's and father's stuff. It was set up like an estate sale where everything in the house had a price tag. I want to set the stage for you. St John's Arizona is not a very big town. I maybe has 3000 residents maybe, no modern day emeneties, and two dollar stores. We had the sale on Saturday and Sunday. It was incredible b/c almost everything sold that include polished rocks, petrified wood, trickets, all the furniture, and other miscellaneous items. My dad cleared out the garage that was full of his stuff. Granted we took home some stuff like old home videos, Disney movies, and some of our childhood stuff. Oh, lets not forget a cat that we found also. My aunt and uncle from Texas came to help and my Uncle from Pennsylvania. Rusty and I had the pleasure of driving him to Albequerque to catch his flight home. It was nice to spend some time with him. All in all my dad made 2 grand and so the top picture is the celebration dinner of a successful yard sale and family time together. Oh and an update from last post. I did finally get my house clean with a day of fun watching a pumpkin shoot, going through a corn maze, and picking pumpkins from a pumpkin patch. Thank you Jesus.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

You know I have been think about friendships as of late and the stuff that life throws at us. We can not do this life alone but it is so hard to maintain good close friendships. I know that I am having a really hard time with this. I feel like my life is consumed by my job and I spend much of my free time trying to find the energy to do all my "chores" around the house. I can't keep up on anything. I can't keep my house clean. I can't keep up with all the people that I care about. I feel like I am not always there even when I am with my family. Right now I am feeling brain dead. I am fried and I am tired and there is nothing I can do but keep doing what I am doing and pray that I find the energy to do the things that must be done. We cannot survive without human interaction. I realize at this point that I am needing help but I don't know who to ask. Everyone is just as busy as me and can keep on top of stuff. How they do it I don't know. I don't want to harp on my husband b/c he is gone all week working long hours and the last thing I want is for him to be bombarded with chores when he is home on the weekends. All I want to do when I get home is nothing. It takes all the energy that I have to do something. All I want to do in the mornings is sleep two more hours. I do have some friends here but I don't see or talk to them but every other week or once per month. I have a home group but very few we have gotten close to and all super busy. I wish that I had a friend that was a part of my life that I saw on a regular basis and talked to on a regular basis that I know that I could call and ask to come help and I could go help her too. But I don't. So I continue on trying to manage and keep on top of and continue to do the things that have to be done in the hopes of getting to do some things that are fun.