Tonight I will go to adoration on my way home from work. I have that to look forward to all day. It is amazing what that hour does for my soul – and my body. It deeply relaxes after about a half hour, and I begin to get perspective of how small I am and how I should not get so wrapped up in my self! I have a heavenly father who loves me – what more could a person ask?
Work is intense. Sometimes I wonder if I can even do this job. I can’t complain because I am the one who proposed that I double my workload – just to get a 5% increase in pay. So I did that, and now I pay the price.
Thinking of starting an Etsy store to sell knitted goods. I have always said that it would be ridiculous to do that because I couldn’t possibly charge a reasonable rate for my hours of labor. But I am not getting paid for those hours anyway – I don’t need to calculate minimum wage for myself. At one time I calculated the price of a pair of my hand-knit socks at about $300. Obviously I could not sell one pair at that price. But if I calculate the price of the yarn ~ $20. – $40. and add in something for my wonderful creative talent, I could perhaps sell a pair. I always use good yarn, there is no point in knitting something made of acrylic, it loses shape and gets coarse and ugly. Socks are a poor example. But there are many other things that cost less to make and are beloved by people. Still thinking about it. If I could get any more money into this household, it could help me to pay down my debt.
This morning, I got an e-mail about a “liquidation” sale on my favorite brand of running shoes. I have been pondering how I can possibly pay $150 to $200. for a pair of new running shoes. Well, I found a pair this morning for $74. and free shipping. yipppeeee! If you are going to run or even walk, a good pair of shoes is a must. When you have foot problems as I have, it is not at all negotiable. The price of shoes compared with the price of obesity, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia, etc. – well there is no comparison.
Must.get.to.work.early.this.morning. Gotta go.