UGH!! My electric bill went up again! I thought I was being careful, but it is WAY over budget this month. I've been replacing bulbs with florescent ones, turning off lights, unplugging appliances, and trying to harness the sun's rays. I think a major issues is the outdoor furnace. Since we're saving on heating fuel costs, we've kept the thermostat way up. Now, I'm turning it down in hopes to get back under budget. Any other ideas?
Hmmmm..... My husband told me that his GF (general foreman) paid me a compliment. He said that I keep a very organized home and that if his home was more organized, maybe his marriage wouldn't have ended in divorce. What a thought! It is true that when a home is in disarray, it can cause added stress and anxiety in the home which isn't good for anyone. It does take a lot of discipline to maintain organization in the home.
It also takes a joyful heart. Here's what I mean. Have you ever asked someone to do something for you and they do it, but grumble about it the whole time? It doesn't make you feel good, does it? You feel bad for asking them. You may feel resentful that they weren't joyful about it. Their grumbling just creates a sour atmosphere. Cleaning my house with a joyful heart fills my home with joy. Hubby can sense that when he gets home. It lifts his spirits when he asks me to do something and I do it joyfully for him. He feels good, and I feel good.
I'm not just the preacher on this message. I'm the congregation, too, because lately I've been feeling a bit resentful and "grumbly" about some household chores. Let's all try to do better, shall we?
Yay!!!! I made my goal weight!! I'm 125 lbs! If you missed my previous posts, after I gave birth to my son last March, I decided to get down to my pre-baby weight (130 lbs) and hopefully get down to my goal weight (125 lbs) before I get pregnant again. Those last 5 lbs were the hardest. I would like to drop 5 more lbs now just to be even more ahead of the game. (Keep in mind that I am petite and small-boned. My healthy weight scale is 110-130. Yours may be different).