I guess it is time for a little update about what is going on in our next of the woods.
Everyone is doing well and God is at work.
Let's see......I am trying to go through some physical changes. :)
This past Tuesday morning I got up and got myself together to go to a meeting for the first time.
I found out about a group called TOPS through a sweet blogger named D. She lives in Canada and has been a member of this group for awhile now. She has spoken of what a help this group has been to her weight loss.
So I got on their site and found out that we have a group here in our area!
The meeting starts at 9:00 with a weigh in being the first thing on the agenda.
I dropped Julia off at school and came home to hurry to get myself together...who wouldn't be in a hurry to step on a scale for strangers. I grabbed my clothes and scurried to get my shoes on....only to find that I could not find both my socks. The clock was ticking as I madly looked around for that one missing sock. Finally giving up the search I went back in my room to get another sock and came back in to sit on the couch to put that sock on......only to find that the missing sock was already on my foot! :)
Yes, just a tad scatter brained.
I arrived at the meeting and was sweetly greeted by the other members.
And then..... the moment that I had been waiting for arrived.....it was my time to step on the scale.
It is nice that you don't really do this momentous moment in front of the whole group.
Everyone stays back as you jump on the scale....well not jump but lightly step on the scale...ha! like that is going to influence the outcome any.
BUT..... I was pleasantly surpirsed when I stepped on their scale and realized that my recent move to get off sugar was indeed working!
I have been off sugar a little over two weeks now and have lost VERY close to 10 pounds. Wahoooo!
I enjoyed the meeting...the women were very sweet and I look forward to getting to know them better.
One of the older women lost the most weight and I couldn't help but grin as they placed a little tiara on her head and sang a song for her success.
Honestly, I don't know if this is a help or hindrance to loosing weight. :)
I wasn't even wearing the jewels and I felt myself blushing.
But hey....if joining this group gets the weight off--- I guess I will have to be willing to wear the tiara.
Do I dare take a camera just in case I get to wear the lovely tiara?
Next in news.....
This weekend Keith and I will celebrate our 21st anniversary!
We are going to park Julia at my brothers and head for destinations unknown.
It will be nice to spend time alone with my man
as we head in a direction of the country we have not yet explored.
I guess I will be taking my camera....hopefully to find some neat scenery.
Speaking of Keith.....he is LOVING his new job. He began this new job about three weeks ago.
One of the men in our church owns the company, Appalachian Antique Hardwoods and Keith got in just as they were closing out hiring for a new project they are starting.
It is an incredible company and he is enjoying...."Making History....Again".
At this point he is working with a team of four making furniture out of antique wood for a very large company.
I can't release the name of the company because the press release has not happened yet...but here is a picture of my man being silly with one of his creations.
Here is a better picture of the whole thing.
They are making tables, lamps, mirrors, coffee tables and a few more additions to come.
He is really loving what he is doing....and should the Lord continue to bless...this business will greatly provide for our family. And think about this....over a hundred years ago when a farmer built a barn-- God knew that one day someone would come along to remove that wood and use it to meet our needs financially.
Other than this.....we are just in waiting to see what God has for us next.
As far as the ministry on the mountain? I am doing some research in order to set up PR packets for Mountain Top Experience. If you remember you could pray for what God has in store for this place.
And although we are not sure that it is God's will for us to be working there when it opens....I know God wants this place to open for His glory. Our enemy has been fighting this opening for awhile now...but where the Spirit of the Lord is.....the enemy is powerless to stop what God has in store.
There is still a small financial need to get this place finished.....so we would all appreciate your prayers.
I guess that is about it.
I pray you are doing well and that you clearly see the hand of God at work in your life.
Love ya....talk to you soon.