Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Birthday To My Lovely Hubby !!

Wow...time sure does fly so fast !!

Today, 39 years ago God brought you into this world !
You are the blessing that your parents have been waiting for so long and probably they didn't expecting anymore as they adopted your oldest brother. But God has another plan to your parents.

Sure...God gave you to them !! The cutest handsome men in the world ( for me :)

Today, 39 years later you are one of the most amazing blessing that God gave to me after my Salvation through His Son Jesus Christ !

You are not the perfect man but God make perfect it for me.

Happy birthday my love...! May God bless you with many more years to come !
May God answer your prayer and the longing of your (our) heart according to His perfect plan !

I love you !!

Your lovely nagging wife :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekend Blessing !!

 
 
 
Titus 3 : 3-7
 
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Living in a Hotel

Taking a vacation and getting away from your normal activities for about a week sounds really appealing. Don't you agree ? But going away from your house for about more than 2 months and living in hotel. What do you think ? Especially  when you are staying in the fanciest hotel in town :)

My husband has been living in a hotel for more than 2 months. He is doing a project for his job in their corporate office. I come along with him about a month ago.


The company put my husband in an Extended Stay America. My husband doesn't have much of a problem about living in a hotel. Basically, he just comes to the hotel to sleep at night. As for me, living in a hotel is a different story. I don't have a job at the moment, so I have to find something to keep me busy while he is at work.

Do I wish I could stay in my own space with all of the stuff that I am familiar with? Sure. I would love that! But... to be close with my husband on a daily basis, I have to sacrifice all of those things.



Some activities to keep me busy during the day when my husband is working. And keep my sanity !

1. Being Content

I give thanks that I still have place to stay and remember what brought us here... my husband job. That means we still have a job to help us survive in a tough economy and enjoy the opportunity to travel. It is so hard to find a job in today's world.

2. Work/Activity

I don't have a regular day job with regular hours. So, I sell stuff on eBay and searching for stuff at thrift stores to sell and make some money. I also love to blog.


3. Keep my schedule in order

8 am- 9am : wake up ( I noticed that I have become lazy since living in the hotel ) my husband said "you never wake that late at home". Not sure what is going on :)

9 am- 11am : devotion time, breakfast & coffee, check email, call back home to Indonesia

11am-12:30 : take a shower; prepare lunch for me and my husband ( we always have a lunch date either in the room or out at a restaurant )

1pm- pm : working on my eBay store or blog/ reading blogs ( or some other activity )

3:30-4pm : quick nap

4pm-5:30pm: preparing dinner; checking the internet/facebook

5:30-6:30 : dinner with hubby

6:30-9pm: we go for a walk or browsing the Cincinnati area

9-11pm : Back into the hotel spending time with hubby/quiet time

Repeat again Monday-Friday



4. Exploring the city we stay

During the weekend we have lots of activities either staying and exploring the city where we are or go back home to check our house to make sure it is still in one piece. Last weekend, we took a road trip to Chicago.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekend Blessing !!

 
Psalm 46 : 1-2
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thrifting Found in Cincinnati OH

My husband has been in Cincinnati since the first week of  September. He has a project at his home base company which is in Cincinnati for about 3 months. He stay in hotel studio with  kitchenette . I came here in first week of October to be with him.

While we are here, we take the advantage exploring the City of Cincinnati. One thing I like to do go to thrift store.

We visit Goodwill store a few days ago. Discount system in Virginia and Cincinnati is different. On the day that we went they have 50 % off everything no exclusion. They always have some kind of discount everyday. I have the whole month of October calendar.

They do have Value City Thrift, this store only have 25 % of on Monday. But if you have patient looking through out the store you might find something for .29 and hit the jack pot. The store is huge, well at least the one that we have been in Fairfield area also the one close to Kenwood area ( I forgot the exact )

We found some nice things from Goodwill with reasonable price after the discount. Note : Goodwill price now days is very high in my opinion.

We found this Waterford footed compote for $3 after discount. This is a real steal. Someone sell it on eBay for $200. We debating should we sell it or keep it :)

 
 
All these clothes 50 % off from $4.99 I found some good stuff and one of them still new. Don't you just love thrifting :)????
 
Men's Ralph Lauren Sweater
 
J. Crew Blazer

Twig and Perch by Anthropologie
 
 
INC cardigan
 
Ann Taylor LOFT
 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Weekend Blessing !!

 
 

Matthew 22:37
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

For The Love of Andy Griffith Show

This past weekend my husband and I took a trip up to the mountains of  North Carolina... Mt. Airy to be exact. Mayberry days were in full swing and husband is a big fan of the Andy Griffith show and he watches it every night before he goes to bed. I know you would be bored but not my husband. There is something about that show that makes him fall asleep right away.

This weekend, we decided to take a trip to see our first Mayberry day. This is our second trip to visit Mt. Airy the first one was here.

 
 


Andy Griffith must be a family thing because his cousin is even crazier about the show. What a great way to spend time with family. We meet them at his parents farm house which wasn't far from Mt. Airy... about a 30 minute drive.

 
 

We got there Friday afternoon and went to Mt. Airy for a couple of hours. Because it was Friday there wasn't much going on. Basically, we just walked around the town and visited the courthouse. Spending the night at the farm house was great. We really enjoyed  the hospitability of my husband's Aunt and Uncle. We slept so good. I just love the feeling of the mountains and the quietness of the farm. They have such a nice and warm, welcoming family. Life in the country reminds me of my the times I visited my grandma as a child.


 
The next morning we went to Mt. Airy again for the parade which started at 9 o'clock in the morning. I personally loved the parade but there didn't seem to be much else that you didn't have to pay to see. We went to the Andy Griffith museum and had lunch at snappy lunch. I heard it was really famous for their pork chop sandwich. It was worth the 40 minute wait in line. I think this was the most popular place in town and the price wasn't bad at all.


 
 
 
 


Yum pork chop sandwich from snappy lunch !!


My husband wasn't really impressed with Mayberry days. They don't put very much into it. For me it's a very basic festival. I think because this show is getting old or is it just me. But we still enjoyed our weekend and had a great time with the family.
The farm house

 
What a peaceful life in the country
 
My husband's cousin and his wife
 
My husband's Aunt and Uncle and us
 
And the most interesting thing was my husband just found out about the family history from his uncle that his great grandparents from his dad's side came and used to live in the town close the his Aunt's farm house. We went to visit his great grandparents cemetery.
My husband's great grandparents were once a members of this church and his great grandma used to play organ here