March 26, 2007

Toys, Toys, Toys!

Well, what does a person do when they are facing a possible pay cut or change in financial income (in the downward direction)? Find ways to supplement of course! Especially if there may be need for more income to be able to pay all the bills.

Well, after thinking and praying about it, I’ve decided to go back to work. Kind of.

I am putting myself to work by making toys, kitchen utensils, and a few other things to sell. I would love to join a market to be able to sell them, especially where ever we end up for Grad School, but their markets are so big that they are not really taking new applicants. I have the goal to have enough items to ready to sell by the time the Tulip Festival comes along in May, but that might be a bit of a stretch. If I don’t make it, than I will keep at it until the Summer Celebrations in June or July and see how it goes then.

When I get a anything of interest made I’ll put them on the web page too, just so you can see them also. I don’t even know yet if i will be good at making toys, but with a bit of practice I think I will do okay.

Just more to think about :) In Christ


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I’m glad that is over!

David and I were finally able to visit the U of M in Minneapolis this past weekend. Now we have visited both schools, and I’m glad to have that behind us! Now we just have to make a decision. :)

So, two weekends ago we went to New York, and we have had a quite a few people ask how it went, I just wasn’t in the mood to talk about it much. Honestly, for me, it didn’t go so well. Thankfully it went better for David. He very much enjoyed the professors and the school. Which we are glad for.

I had a bit of culture shock. Even though we kind of make fun of Sioux Center for being such a “Christian” community I realized that I haven’t ever lived out of the Christian environment. This would be a challenge and a change for me, but not a bad one, especially if this is where God wants us to be. I was also disappointed in the VERY small on campus apartments, but God assured me that would be okay too, if that is where he wants us to go. It didn’t help that I became sick at the end of the trip either. There was a lot of me to process when we got home. David too I know, but different things. If you want his side to the story, you will have to ask him to write it, it’s different than mine.

The U of M was good too. I was very glad that they let me go with David as he visited the professors, it helped me know a lot more of what is going on. I really wish they would have let me at Cornell also. David wonders if we didn’t try hard enough to ask. I think it would have helped me help David make a better decision too.

The U of M was a good visit, but trying to drive around town was so frustrating that it has pretty much killed the positives of the school. We still haven’t made any official decisions, but we are 80% sure of what our decision will be. We are concerned about the financial part of it yet. I don’t know how it will all work out.

I can’t tell you how glad I was Friday night to be done with looking at Grad schools. We only visited two, but it is such a relief for me to not have to do it again! We will let you know what our finial decision is as soon as we know ourselves :) We would love your prayers as we still think and pray about our decision.

Thank you! Love you! In Christ,


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