He's still workin' on me to make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be, He's still workin' on me.

There really ought to be a sign upon my heart,
"Don't judge her yet, there's an unfinished part."
But I'll be perfect just according to His plan
Fashioned by the Master's loving hands.

He's still workin' on me to make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be, He's still workin' on me.



In the mirror of His Word reflections that I see
Make me wonder why He never gave up on me.
He loves me as I am and helps me when I pray
Remember He's the Potter, I'm the clay.

He's still workin'on me to make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be, He's still workin' on me.



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Retail Therapy





I’ve been dealing with some unwanted stress these last few days. Actually, I don’t know why I said it like that, as far as I’m concerned ALL stress is unwanted. I guess what I really meant was that it was completely unexpected criticism that has had me stressed out lately. And from a completely shocking source. Anyhow, what I’m getting at is that I have a very loving and protective husband who is extremely wise. He knows exactly what will help me when I’m stressed out. The last two days during the boys nap time, he sent me out of the house for some “retail therapy.” And I have to tell you, it worked. I’m feeling a lot less stressed now that I’ll be sporting some new clothes. And I hit the jackpot too! This time of year is amazing for finding sales. I’m a bargain shopper to begin with, but I must say that I even surprised myself with my incredible finds. Altogether, I spent $86 and I got a boatload of clothes…2 pair of jeans, 1 pair of khakis, 2 jackets, 3 sleeveless tops, 1 short sleeve dressy shirt, 2 long sleeve tops, a sheer duster and a pair of earrings. And most of the items were from my favorite store - Lane Bryant. Yesterday I went to the Goodwill and cleaned up! It’s amazing what you can find if you take the time to search through the racks and racks of clothes. I found really nice name brand clothes (lots of Lane Bryant) there. Then I found some things at good old Wal Mart. I spent $66 yesterday. And today I used my $15 off of a $15 purchase at Lane Bryant and got the 3 sleeveless tops for $20! Woo hoo!!! I wish I could show you pictures of what I got, but silly me...I left my bags of clothes in the boys room and I just got the little one to sleep, so I am NOT going in there right now and possibly wake him up. The boy is a bear if he gets woken up. Maybe tomorrow, though.
Now all I need is some underwear and bras and I should be good to go for a little while! And I really really need underwear too! I know it’s TMI, but they are falling off of me! I’m finding myself constantly tugging at them to keep them up! My husband just looks at me and shakes his head. I know what he’s thinking though….thongs! OK, maybe 1 new pair of those, but I need some normal every day underwear too! And I'm just not ready to brave Victoria's Secret yet either. But I'm not going for the plain white granny underwear that's been my underwear of choice for the past several years. I need some cute stripes and plaids and polka dot underwear. Maybe a pair of boy shorts. I think that's what they're called. Oh and some lacy ones too! Ooh, I'm gonna have so much fun picking them out! I can hardly wait! I know, I know. It's the little things that excite me. It doesn't take much. I guess you know what I'll be doing tomorrow at nap time, don't ya? Guess I better go make some space in my underwear drawer right now. This is gonna be soooo much fun! Until tomorrow....

2 comments:

Tamera said...

So you will be stylin' at church...whenever it finally stops snowing!!! Did you check out Act II yet? i just took in a bunch of tops and pants. I thank God my great-grandmotyher taught me how to alter clothes and sew!!!

Diane said...

Oh Andrea, you are such a sweetie! I do love reading your posts...it truly a therapy for you, I think.

I admire your walk w/God, your walk w/ Tom and your walk w/ the boys.

Blessings!