Some Snowmen for you !
You know all through my adult life I have believed that everything happens for a reason. I am comfortable with this belief.
I think that God has a plan for us all, from deciding what house to buy to picking out what brand of toothpaste we want to use, I believe that we make these choices and somehow, someway, they affect some part of our life and that in turn affects another.
Somewhat of a snowball effect.
Many may disagree with me but I DO believe in divine intervention.
Oh yes, I do believe that everything that I do has a good reason.
Whether it be for me or someone else.
So I wonder what God has had in mind for me lately. I am a bit excited as he has been throwing out the challenges lately.
I only hope that I have been making the right choices.
Some of my mother's Christmas Nick Knacks.
I will explain. I usually clean house for a family on Thursdays. Most of you know this and if you've read yesterdays post you will also know that it was a snow (Ice) day so the kids were all out of school.
We changed my cleaning day to today, Friday. There was no school today either so Katie wanted me to pick up her best friend when I was through cleaning to bring her home with us to spend the night.
I asked Katie last night if she would consider coming along to help me clean house. We could get done much quicker and then go get some gas and her friend.
Amazingly she agreed! This is amazing because she is 16 and could have very well chosen to sleep in instead of getting up at 7:00a.m. to help her mother!
I cooked us a small breakfast while Katie showered. At 8:00 a.m. we were almost ready to leave. Katie just had to put her shoes on so I grabbed my spare set of car keys.
I turned to Kate and said, "I'm going to go start the car, take my keys (hanging on the hook) and lock up. ". "O.K." she said.
As I walked down the stairs I said to Kate, "Make sure that you lock the top lock." She replied "O.K."
There are two doors. One at the top of the stairs that can only be locked with a key and the bottom door with a twist lock.
When Katie came out to the car I asked her if she wanted to drive over the ice. She said she wasn't in the mood to drive. Mmm...
That's the first time I've ever heard that!
So off we went over the ice and through the traffic to clean house.
I pulled up into the driveway and shut the car off with the spare key.
I don't know why I asked but I did. "Do you have the house keys?".
"No", she replied calmly as if I were asking her a stupid question.
Than I asked her if she had her keys and she said "NO"!
You guessed it. We were locked out of our house. I had a bit of a meltdown but tried to control my anger, which by the way I did very well.
We went inside and I called my son to see if he still had a set of keys to my house. As it turned out they had many unmarked keys and didn't even know for sure. I didn't feel that the drive out there and back was worth it only to try many keys that may not even fit.
So I decided that we would just have to break into the house. I was going to have my son do it but after giving it thought I knew exactly what I was going to try.
We needed Katie's friend to help in this breaking and entering scheme. She is very small, tiny, a twig!
I had called the locksmiths but it would have been a long wait and I just didn't want to waste what little money I had.
My husband wanted me to kick in the back door. Yea right. Than what? I'm stuck with a busted door till he gets home in a week to fix it? I don't think so. I had a better idea.
As I pulled up the icy driveway I told the girls that we were going to say a prayer.
"Please God, let this crazy idea work. Amen!"
I know my house and I know her weak spot.
You should know yours.
Without getting into detail I will tell you that it took me, Katie and Natasha about five minutes or less to get in.
No one was hurt, nothing, was broken.
My husband told me that he was very proud of me and I told him that I was very grateful to God that my plan worked.
I was proud at myself for not screaming at Katie which I was really temped to do.
My son came over after work to help me fix the weak spot. I couldn't quite get it back the way it was, I needed the muscle at this point.
So lets see, sick husband, knee shots have worn off completely, disappointing sixteenth birthday, no drivers license for sixteen year old yet, ice storm, flat tire, locked out of the house and now I am getting a cold.
I AM NOT COMPLAINING !!!!
I just wish that God would get to the point already!!
I will tell you this much, I am really on my toes right now.
I can't end this post without mentioning the high point of the day.
I had dinner planned but was so tired when it came time to cook. I asked the girls if they would mind waiting awhile as I just didn't have the energy.
Katie piped up and said "We'll cook dinner." .
They made B.B.Q. ribs with sliced fried potatoes and spinach.
It all came out perfectly!
I have never taught her to cook this. So I am assuming that at some point in her life she has been paying attention.
It just wasn't this morning!