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Intensive Care for the Christian Unschooler– this is a weekly meme (you post the questions to your blog each Wednesday that you are able, using one of the buttons here to link  over to the CU blog, add your site to the linky at the bottom there.)

“This week we want to…” prepare for a yard sale and figure out ways to get enough money to go visit friends that are moving soon and get enough together to go to the science center before our membership is over.
“The kids are…” enjoying Issac’s new scooter, struggling with the fact that we are tight with money again and can’t do all that they want to do.  Issac is adoring the Green Electricity Snap Circuit Kit he bought with his Christmas money (he saved it till now).
“I am learning….” more like relearning.  I am having to place everything in God’s hands, again.  WHEN am I going to learn?
“I am struggling with…” trusting that God will provide.  There are things that really need to be done this month (I mean yeah, they don’t have to but this is our last month our our science center membership and we would like to go at least one more time, we have two different friends moving in the next month (1 3 hrs away, the other 5 hrs away) both of which my oldest really wants to visit before they move because it is likely once they move we will never see them.  And honestly I have no idea where the money will come from to do any of that since we are that place– the car needs inspected this month, and we are coming up empty–we are back to waiting for provision for the basics let alone for road trips.  He has provided thus far and I am trusting that He will continue but…I am nervous and I really shouldn’t be.  I KNOW He is Jehovah Jireh.  I KNOW He has provided in the past.  I just wish I could get the rest of me to remember and accept instead of worrying.  Yes, I am struggling with panic– we are in the month the house foreclosure can take place and it is scary sice we have no backup plan and what we thought God was doing hasn’t happened (and suddenlyShamus switched gears from the book to programming and we were hoping that would get finished soon.) So…trusting Jehovah Jireh.

Apparently my lack of sleep these last few nights is also getting to me even though I “feel” fine– not tired or anything.  Just irritable and anxious.  I think Mandy might be onto something there.  I think a lot of that is a shift in what I am eating–still eating GAPS but out of some key components and so haven’t been eating according to my cravings, which means I often just can’t be bothered to eat (eating plenty, just meh.).

“This week is the first time….” hmmmm, trying to think of first here.  I guess it is the first time I have had a Facebook Bible discussion group– which is amazing and awesome and relaxed and beautiful and EXACTLY the type of Bible discussion group I have always wanted.  No schedule, no real plan, just lets study what God has to say about this word and everyone posts as they feel led.  Beautiful.

I am grateful for… (Yes, I added this one, will probably add it to the whole list on the group blog.)  God’s provision.  Yesterday we needed milk from the farm (and eggs and meat and cheese ) and since they are only open Tuesday and Thursday evenings (well and Sat but we don’t do Saturday stuff) I needed to go if I was going.  I had been praying all day because we didn’t have the money to go and get what we needed and really were low on groceries.  And then a friend gifted us with enough to go!  So we went and it was such a blessed time.  Rach and I stopped and visited my step-brother to give him his birthday gift which we have been carrying around for over a month.  We were able to spread the cash out to cover plenty of milk and meat plus lots of eggs and cheese and bananas (key on the GAPS diet).  We were able to check the gift cards that a friend sent us for Chili’s (we have had gift cards sent in the mail before that something the postal service did demagnetized them and they didn’t work so always check them before purchasing anything) and the gift cards are good so hubby and I get a date night!!!  Anyway, it was an evening of one blessing after another and it was amazing and awesome and God is so good!   And then we had enough in our gift fund to give to another friend in need which was also a blessing– I love being able to help others even if it isn’t much.  God has blessed us in such amazing ways that I want to pass on those blessings!

Oh, and both girls wrote essays for the Gaming Angels girls Computer Camp contest and I am proud of both of them– they did a beautiful job and each essay is so unique and really shows their personality and thought processes.

Interview with my children

Chel tagged me with this in Facebook and I thought I would share my kids answers here.

1. What is something that your mom always says to you?

Rachel: Let’s do a project. (I seldom say “Let’s do a project–it was all she could think of.)

Esther: Esther (she says I always say her name when I talk to her.)
Issac: Issac, come here.

2. What makes mom happy?
Rachel: When I do what she says

Esther: When I take initiative.

Issac: Doing initiative.

3. What makes mom sad? (I guess I have been really emphasizing initiative.:))

Rachel: When I don’t obey.

Esther: When I don’t take initiative.

Issac: When I don’t work.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?

Rachel: When the project she has me do is silly.

Esther: When you tickle me and tell funny jokes.

Issac:  She laughs.

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Rachel: Silly.

Esther: Like me.

Issac: Like Esther.

6. How old is your mom? (I am 34)

Esther:I don’t have any particular idea at all.

Issac : 36

7. How tall is your mom? (I am 5’3″)
Rachel : as tall as I am.

Esther: a head taller than me.

Issac: 5 feet
8. What is her favorite thing to do?

Rachel: Spend time with us and paint.

Esther: Read

Issac: Read books.

9. What does your mom do when you’re not around?

Rachel: Do work around the house and paint.

Esther: Have some quiet time and get some work done.

Issac: Write.

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Rachel: Paintings.

Esther: Paintings and being the best mom in the world.

Issac: Painting.

11. What is your mom really good at?
Rachel:Being my mom.

Esther: Cuddling me.

Issac : Painting.
12. What is your mom not very good at?
Rachel: Keeping us settled.

Esther: Balancing. (She means in wii fit.  Stupid knees.)

Issac: Being bugs Bunny. (He means imitating the voice–I am bad at voices.)

13. What does your mom do for a job?
Rachel :Working on websites.

Esther : Working on websites.

Issac : Painting.
14.What is your mom’s favorite food? (they are all right.)



Issac: Salad

15. What makes you proud of your mom?

Rachel : That you are so good at painting.

Esther: When you finish a painting.

Issac: Paintings.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?

Rachel: Calvin’s mom. (She explained that I would be good at dealing with Calvin.)

Esther: The older sister in Scrapped Princess.

Issac: Daffy Duck (he has been watching tons of Bug’s Bunny.)

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Rachel:Have tea together.

Esther: Cuddle

Issac:Hooked on Phonics

18. How are you and your mom the same?

Rachel: Our eyes.

Esther: My hair, our actions when we were young, and a lot of our problems.

Issac: We both like jeans.

19. How are you and your mom different?

Rachel: I’m a kid and she is a grown up.

Esther:She is taller than me.

Issac:Shes bigger and I am smaller.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?

Rachel: I have faith that she does.

Esther: She hugs me so much.

Issac: She hugs and kisses me.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad? (they got this absolutely right!)

Rachel: Because he is fun.

Esther: He’s hilarious.

Issac: He’s funny.

22. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go? (None of the above my favorite place to go is HOME though I do like IKEA.)

Rachel: I don’t know.

Esther: Ikea

Issac: Ikea