Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Of burdens and blessings
As with so much of the ebb and flow of life, there are good days and not so good days. These past two weeks have been burdensome with unexpected breakdowns including our sceptic system (not so good) and our car (which is in the shop for the second time in two weeks).
When one's budget is already built on faith, all one can do is Pray... a lot... and Trust... sigh. Thank God, we found a way to solve our septic problem for less than a hundred dollars.
In the midst of all of this, I opened the rural mailbox to find goodies! One was the paperback book about deepening the pantry I purchased with Amazon credit (thank you SO much, you are all a blessing). I plan to write some more pantry posts soon and this book looks like it will give me lots of inspiration and new ideas.
The other package was a belated gift from my dear Tracy McBride. I had won a give away of one of her books earlier but circumstances prevented sending it (her family going through their own trials and tribulations this summer).
However, today was just the perfect day to receive Frugal Luxuries and Frugal Luxuries by the Seasons (both are absolutely wonderful books!)... and they are autographed... to me. :)
Many years ago, Tracy's book Frugal Luxuries had a significant impact on the way I live my life and enjoy beauty on a budget. Thank you, my friend, the timing was perfect and not a moment too late. I can't wait to read them again.
By Monday, I think the dust of all the unexpected busy-ness of this week will have settled and I can start working on the Book Recommendations list as well as a Books Read in August post.
Speaking of burdens, my prayers go out to all on the East Coast of the U.S. Especially to another author friend, Sharon Lovejoy, whose house in Maine may be in the path of the hurricane!
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 4:57 PM