Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Imagine my joy this morning when I received in the mail not one, but TWO $10 gift certificates for Build a Bear Workshop! I need to give a big shout out to all of you who helped me rack up the points in LA by using my card when you bought your bears. :D Thanks guys! I ordered myself a new bear online. It is a bit more fun to go to the store and make them, but the store is about an hour away, and not really worth the gas money. With my 2 gift certificates and the $5 off coupon I already had I was able to get my new bear totally FREE!! Even the shipping and tax were covered with the certificates. The website lets you name your bear and warm the heart and put wishes in it just like in the store. Of course, I didn't get to stuff it myself, but I've already had the experience and I don't really feel like I'm missing out on anything. I decided to buy the Read Teddy. I named her Rilla Anne, and she should be here in a week or so. Clark is very excited to meet her (as am I!). Unfortunately she will not have any clothes yet. I decided not to spend any extra money as things are a little tight right now, and it would have been an unnecessary expense. Perhaps Clark will let her borrow some pjs or something. ;)
We are feeling some of the effects of Ike here today. It has been windy all day and raining off and on. I'm so thankful that we aren't getting anything worse, but I know that there are many people who will not be so fortunate. These storms seem to just be piling up out there this year. After having such a calm season last year, I had almost forgotten what it is like to be constantly watching the tropics. I'm just thankful that we have been spared so far, and I pray that we will continue to stay safe.
Some exciting news...I have two different nanny job possibilities that have opened up this week. I'm still not sure about either of them, but both sound like pretty good options. I'm not going to talk too much about them on here yet, but I will keep this updated with how it all pans out. In the mean time, please pray that God will direct me in the path that is best for me.