Monday, June 27, 2011

Trying Some New Things

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit

Sometimes a person needs to step back from a situation to gain a different perspective, so she can enthusiastically to move towards the same goal but also get out of the rut. That is my plan for the next two weeks. I will be cleaning so that I will feel better about my home, but that is not all....

Even though I believed I could not fit one more thing into my life—really it is quite full—I decided to try to squeeze in a few more, because―as I am sure you surmised from my last post―I am in need some changes, some time to go off the main highway in another direction if only for a change in scenery.

I signed up for BookSneeze®, from which I can get free books in print or e-book form to read and the only requirement is that I must review them on my blog and on a consumer site. The books are published by Thomas Nelson so they are Christian. The first one I chose is a fiction about the end times called The Seraph Seal, actually it is more sci-fi, which is very appealing to me. I almost did not get it because it was only available in e-book and I did not have an e-reader, but I found that Barnes and Noble have a free e-reader program for computers call Nook for PC and they also offer free Nook e-books. I downloaded the app and it is working quite well!

I also signed up for BzzAgent which allows me to try different products and services often for free or reduced prices. Again the requirement is to review whatever product it is. My first "campaign" is an online monitoring service to help protect children. My daughter is not allowed to do browser searches alone yet, but I will be setting it up on her computer and testing it out this week.

For today I am off to begin cleaning house one room at a time from top to bottom with the child! Wish us well in your prayers, please. Tomorrow is a free movie in the morning, if the Princess can maintain a positive mood today, and the farmer's market. Wednesday is game and finger food night at the church, although I fast that day. Thursday is errands and piano lesson. Friday its the horse barn. In between all that is time to clean, read, and enjoy other pursuits without any pressure, even from myself.

~ My Lord, I am thankful for this break in our routine, which has been not that routine of late it seems. Please help me to find peace and rest not only when I read but even while I do the house and garden work. ~

2 comments:

  1. Hopeful...?
    Hope you guys are doing better. I am only a skype away these days. ☺

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  2. Yay! Ganeida can leave a comment again. I have missed your comments!

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