Our housing situation. As I have written in the past, we live in a one bedroom apartment. On Friday, our landlord called Drew to let him know he's planning on raising the rent. For the first year we had a yearlong lease, but now we're month to month. I have many hesitations with paying him more money every month-the chief is, he does not get back with us in a timely manner. It literally takes weeks for him to call Drew back; then he constantly makes excuses as to why he didn't call back. Sigh...
We went to look at a two bedroom apartment and overall liked it. A few drawbacks: the kitchen is tiny and storage space is almost non existent, the laundry area is shared, and there's no dishwasher. I have been looking at kitchen hutches just in case we do move there. There would be room for our small freezer and a kitchen hutch. Pros: it has two bedrooms, the laundry is not coin operated, and there's some yard space. I think the apartment is probably about the same size as our current place, just arranged differently. I'm thankful that the decision does not need to be made now. One neutral: it's in the basement. We were checking it out around 5:30 PM, and it seemed to let in lots of natural light. Have you lived in a basement apartment?
18 Non-Toy Gifts for Children. Loved reading these suggestions. Last Christmas, I ended up taking some of Charis's toys back, since we don't have a lot of space and it would lead to more clutter. Plus, many toys are popular today, but tomorrow, children aren't interested anymore. There are also toys that are classic, i.e Duplos, Legos, Tinker Toys, etc.-those, I don't mind getting.
Corinnes thread: Winter baby bonnet. Most winters it does not get super cold in Maryland, so I'm thinking of sewing something like this for Justin. I'd definitely want to use boy fabric, because I don't want it too feminine looking.
The Murder of King Tut. By James Patterson & Martin Dugard. Hopefully, I'll update more once I'm finished with it.
Nothing, and it's great. Sometimes I just like not having a screen that's not constantly moving.
Children that nap at the same time. On Saturday, Justin had tummy time and ended up falling asleep on the floor. Charis was "resting" in the bedroom and ended up falling asleep on an arm chair.
Drew's job search and dissertation. Yes, I probably sound like a broken record, but I need to be on my knees praying often.
That God would make Charis less prideful and less sinfully stubborn. Let's just say yesterday at church was not fun. She was rather disruptive at times and had to be taken out by Drew so her attention could be refocused.
For me, that I would be given wisdom knowing what battles I need to have with my children.
That God will clearly show us what to do about our housing situation.
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