Sunday, July 30

Still here, treading water

Well! July has come and nearly gone without so much as a single blog post until today. Ever have one of those seasons so full of drama that you can't even bring yourself to share it? That's where I'm at.

As the home-selling drags on with no start date for hubby's new job, a move up north hardly seems real right now. Are we in God's will and supposed to just patiently trust? I can do that. Did we make things happen in spite of His will and end up on a dead end? I'm willing to turn around. The hardest part is not knowing which it is. And so, I've asked for a sign. It doesn't have to be something huge and amazing, though I'd certainly accept that from God. I just want to hear the creak of a door or the sliding of a window.

In the meantime, I need to find a polite, pat answer for all the people who continually ask if we've had any offers on the house. Obviously, if we've had an acceptable offer, I will be shouting it from the rooftop! But how to say that? Simply saying "no" tends to invite advice or discussion, and I'm not really up to it most of the time. If you have some clever idea, please share!


  1. I've been treading some this summer myself. I think the polite honest answer is ,"No we haven't gotten any offers on the house and I don't want to talk about it."

    I have a friend who just found out she's dealing with breast cancer and she basically sent out an email telling us about it and asking us to pray, but then emailed again and said, "To be honest, I really don't want to talk about it. I don't want this to consume my life. Ask me about anything but this."

    Or you could just blog about it and they might get the hint.... :o)

  2. Huggggs to you, my friend. Sending smilies and a hello. :)

  3. I put this on my blog comments to you. :):

    Heidi, I've been reading this evening to find out what kind of bee (They are honey bees) they were and what to do about it. It was suggested to either move the feeders temporarily or remove the yellow plastic "flowers" that are on them or paint them red. I was so happy to have so many coming (we'd see six at a time sometimes) so this is disheartening. If we find some red paint, we will paint the yellow flower red. When it became dark this evening the bees left. So, right before our nightly walk we took the feeders down and are now sterilizing them. They needed a good cleaning anyway. Until I can paint the yellow parts red, I may just hang up one feeder with the yellow parts taken off. Oh, and I washed off the area that they were hanging over to get rid of any sugar water that may have spilled. Hopefully these things will work.