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Prayers answered August 14, 2007

Posted by rootie2t in good stuff.
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I’m not typically the type of person who prays constantly. I don’t generally thank God for every single thing, especially if those things would happen whether or not I was here to benefit.

 Sometimes, tho, something happens that I’ve been praying long, loud and hard about, and it happens in a way that no one realizes it’s an answered prayer.

 My eldest son, the one we kicked out, who has lived successfully (relatively) on his own for the past year, was contemplating quitting his $9/hr 50hr/wk w/ benefits job for a $7/hr 35hr/wk no benefits job that was in airconditioning.  I can’t say I blame him for considering it. His current job is in a textile mill, with an ambient tempurature of 120 degrees and 98% humidity. It’s better in January, but right now it is absolutely hellish.  We tried very hard not to influence him one way or the other.  We prayed very hard that he’d keep his job with its high pay (for this area, extremely high pay) and excellent benefits.  He wanted to move into an apartment with a friend, a nice guy but whose work hours were quite different from his, and he isn’t strong enough to be able to regulate himself and his sleep. He just can’t say no.  Then that fell through and his landlady offered him a nicer, bigger apartment for less rent if he’d stay.  So he did, and he kept his job, and he came to us asking for help budgetting his money. Prayers answered all around.  The hardest part was keeping a straight face when he told us all this news.  We did a whole lot of throwing “Thank You!” around.

And now for something we hope you’ll really like April 12, 2007

Posted by northern girl . in good stuff, Uncategorized.
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I subscribe to ParentHacks.com feed through Google Reader. Hey, a shortcut is a shortcut is a shortcut, right? Right. I usually ignore the hacks because most are for parents with infants and toddlers, but today they had a good one.

MothersClick.com is asking for submissions for a community cookbook – and since Rootie also writes for Hell’s Kitchen, and I’m just guessing here, but I’m pretty sure most of us EAT and by default have some kind of recipe that we use on occasion, I thought you lovely Omega readers would be interested in submitting something.

The deadline for submissions is April 16 and only the top choices (based on internet voting) will be published in the cookbook just in time for Mother’s Day gift giving. And unless you were HATCHED you have one, or had one, or maybe more than one, or maybe you ARE a mother, or a step-mother, or a foster-mother, or maybe you WANT to be a mother…or not…or something…regardless, I’m sure it will be full of all kinds of great recipes.

(I can hear my college writing professor sighing loudly “Get to the effing point, already!”)

The point: If you want to, submit a recipe. And if you do? Share it here, too…because I am one of “those” mothers who leans heavily on take-out and frozen pizza. And I can use all the help I can get!