“Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty,
believe in them and try to follow where they lead.”
-Louisa May Alcott
I have yet to make an attempt at any of my non-reslutions resolutions! At least I didn't make any resolutions, so I don't have to feel guilty about not keeping them! But I do need to do something about losing some weight.
Plus, it looks like we will have to cut back on some things. This college thing is waaaay too expensive. We only have to pay 25% tuition due to Kat getting 75% Bright Futures Scholarship. But between our portion of the tuition plus the astronomical price of books, we average about $700 out of pocket per semester. Plus guess what? Kari starts college this year too. On top of that, taxes & insurance are through the roof. And can someone explain to me how in the world we used $500 in electricity in December????? FPL is driving me to drink! We are rarely home. I don't run the dishwasher. We have HE Duet washer & dryer. The A/C runs only when we're home. PLUS we don't run on fuel, they have a freakin' power plant. I see us in the poor house!
I did finally get all my holiday decorations down and put away! Yay for me! Actually, I need to give a double yay to my daughter's boyfriend who actually helped Danny with most of the work. It's nice to have
a man servant another guy around to help with the heavy stuff!
Please don't forget to keep the Avery family in your prayers. Julian is nearing the end of his journey and hopefully he is at peace and not in pain. I have been folowing his story for a while now, and it amazes me how I have become so attached to a little boy that I have never met. The one thing that I definitely will not cut back on unless I absolutely have to is our St. Judes donations. It's only $19 a month. I would like to think that if it comes to the point when we can no longer afford it, that maybe I can donate my time. But knowing myself, I'm sure that my heart would not be able to handle it. It takes a special kind, and I know that I am not it.