Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blessed and Obsessed

For those of you who are wondering about the date with the hubs was nice. We went out to lunch and then we went to Brush Fire and made pottery. It was our first "date" as prescribed by our marriage counselor and Joe got to start things off by planning it. He is an artist. We have a few paintings in our home that he painted and we are always complimented by our visitors. In fact, some have tried to purchase the artwork right off of our walls. The pottery painting date was good for him as he likes to create, but it was good for me because I like to focus and concentrate. We'll get to pick up our burned pottery next week. We only accidentally talked about the kids a couple of times. It was good to have face time. It was good to not have any interruptions. It is good to learn about each other again.

Yesterday, my mailbox was empty. No money for the truck. And that might have really been a bummer for me had my husband not received a surprise bonus at work. Our mighty God is so clever. Joe readily agreed that we could put that money into the truck fund. Woo Hoo! Yes, I am obsessed with the truck fundraiser. The entire process is such a blessing to me, and I cannot even fathom what a blessing it will be to Fatima and all of her orphans.

This morning, I spent a solid hour watching the birds in my backyard. I could not take my eyes off of them. The finches finally found their feeder....finally. I think I'm obsessed with the birds now. I want more feeders. I want a bird paradise in my back yard. I might be turning into a bird freak. But they are amazing after all. They fly, right? If that isn't cool, then I don't know what is. And some of them sing. How many of you can fly AND sing? Not a single one! So there!


Sarah said...

Glad you had a great time on your date. That's a really unique date idea. Was it romantic and sexy like the scene from Ghost?

Pete, Yvonne, Yvette, Bill A. said...

Dear Melissa & Joe,

Have been reading all your blogs recently, but the ones above this (up to Superman and the brick walls for some reason would not go go "comments" for us.

But we do want you to know that the four of us are praying for you, and will continue.

Pete, Yvonne, Yvette,and Bill