Things are weird right now
Ever since I quit my job, and Michael got let go, finances have been tight, but it seemed sooooooo unreal, that we didn't really slow down at first, and now we have skidded to a halt!
Before this happened, I was planning on spending my hard earned money on a new couch. Ours is a mess, and probably a very valid reason for my hips and back hurting most days.We went couch shopping for the whole day and I set my sights on one, but it had to wait. and so understandable (not saying I wasn't disappointed to say no, but it will be there in a few months)
and lets just add in there that fall is my favorite season, other then christmas time, its the season I always want to get out and pick apples, and pumpkins. Get cider and frolic in the fallen leaves.
but because of the financial halt, none of that has been able to happen.
Although things are supposedly scary, with michael working and not getting paid (on the up and coming business with his business partner) and everything being very uncertain, I honestly don't feel too scared or stressed.
It's almost been surreal for a bit, and now its just me trusting in the Lord, and that's great, except for when you tell yourself that you're not worrying, so you won't be prepared :p
Honestly, the hardest thing, is wanting to get out and do stuff, go places. Especially with Halloween coming up next week. I haven't gotten a chance to celebrate Halloween in years, and with the community group we are apart of, we finally have people to do stuff with.
As it happens, this year, two of the people from group are hosting a halloween party, and I so want to go.
But have you seen the prices of costumes?!?!?!
$60-90 bucks for a crappily made costume that your going to wear for one, MAYBE two days this year, and most likely want a different one the next year.
Idk maybe its just California, but these prices seem ridiculous to me.
But on the brighter side, today my Husband had to pull an all-nighter with his business partner to get stuff done, and me having no plans (like most of the time) expected to just sit at home with Netflix as my date :p
So not really wanting to spend my friday alone, I asked a new friend at group on thursday if she had any plans for friday, and she did, but after the sad apology for having a previous engagement friday evening, her eyes lit up and excitedly exclaimed how her neighbor hosts a neighborhood pumpkin carving event every year and how I should come along!
Of course, I didn't want to intrude on something private, but she insisted that its open to everyone and it would honestly be the coolest thing if i came along.
So BAM! I had plans :)
I spent my evening tonight, completely blessed, hanging out with my new friend Megan and her husband, and their neighbors, carving pumpkins, drinking beer and having a great time!
This right here, was an answer to prayer! Although a small prayer, God has blessed me with friendship and fall activities!
Although the season is not over, and I'm hoping to celebrate it to the fullest extent that I can in this situation. With all that is going on, its not a total bummer. Its a season of trusting the lord, learning to not get everything you want when you want it, and growth :)
So I would like to wish everyone a Happy Fall! Get out and enjoy the cooler weather. Wear some scarves for me :p haha
Spend time with family, carve some pumpkins, drink some cider, jump in the leaves.
and most of all take joy in the little things, because the fall season is full of them, and they can bring much joy
Stay safe on Halloween Next Week