…Our gingerbread castle took second place! There was — ahem — only two houses in the “group” category. So, second place also means last place.
I also met some people associated with the first place house — they’re from a group home of disabled adults, and they had worked on their house for several weeks. We worked on ours for 2.5 days.
Since our camera still hasn’t shown up, I don’t have any pics. But, one of the ladies who has a daughter in the aforementioned group home took pics of our castle, and is going to e-mail them to me. I’ll post ’em when they come.
In semi-related news, I have been so relieved to see God taking care of us, like I knew He would. Well, part of me knew He was/is going to take care of our finances and our Christmas, and part of me was afraid that, yes, He’d take care of us but in such a way that we still wouldn’t be able to provide gifts for our kids for Christmas. Money is just tight — extra tight, more than ever in our marriage. I am certainly rejoicing that my husband has a job in the homebuilding business during the worst period in decades for new homebuilding. But… I still wanna get my kids stuff for Christmas, you know? But, God is good, and He’s merciful. First, I got a $25 giftcard as a somewhat late present for Fiala’s birth. Then, we got an unexpected $40 refund from my OB/GYN. Then, the prize for 2nd place was a $50 giftcard. 🙂 God really is good. And, my hubby let me spend the $40 at the fabric store, and I’ve been working on four dresses for Audrey. I’m gonna make some headbands, too, with the extra cloth, and maybe even a couple of skirts. Woo hoo! I have other plans, too, to stretch our $$…
Must run. Bitsy Fiala is waking.
May the Father similarly encourage you in these tough times!!!!