Thursday, July 16, 2009

life as a single mom

WOW! things have been crazy here. Now that Jason is gone I have a small feeling of what it would be like as a single mom. And boy is it hard! I have been running around all day just to try and keep the house claen. On top of claening ther are meals to cook and scholling to be done and I am still nursing Michael. The days are starting to blend together. I wake up at 6 every morning and don't get to bed until 11:30 everynight. I couldn't imagin doing all this AND haveing to hold down a full time job. I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed me with a husband to provide for the children and myself. We may not have a ton of extras but we do have whet we need.
I have been trying to cut down on the costs of running our family. I have changed to using cloth diapers. I started using them with Jamie when she was around 1. I have been using them from birth on Michael. Despite what one might think cloth diapers are very easy to use. They are now made with velcro or snaps so no more pins to stick the baby. As for the poop, they make liners that going inside the dipe and just flush down the potty. Then I just start the washer with the soap and leave the lid open so all it does is fill and throw the dipe in the waiting water and run the wash when it is full. This only adds two or three loads of wash to my normal work load.
I also have all the stuff to make laundry soap. I will up date you on how that works out, but all the supplies cost maybe $20 and it will make quite a few batches (one batch is 10 gallons). We are hoping to be debt free here very soon. I am hoping to pay off the last of our bills by the time Jason comes home from Egypt. If anyone has any more money saving tips please feel free to post them so we can try them out.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Heading to Egypt

Hey everyone. This is jason. It's official- I'm sitting in the Atlanta, Ga. airport waiting to go over seas. I'm landing in Tel Aviv, Israel. I'll be there for a day, so that will be fun. After that I'll head to North camp in Sinai, Egypt where I will probrably be there for a week or two for inprocessing, and then I'll find out if I will stay there, or go down to South camp- which is on the red sea. I'll get lot's of pictures and post them. I'm exited, but I'm also sad because I'm going to miss my family a lot. I'm not sure when I'll get to post again, but I will let you all know what is going on as soon as possible. I love you all, and I'll see you when I see you.

Till we meet again- Jason