This weekend I conquered my fears and made jelly. And it is DELISH. Just saying. I will never buy store bought jelly again if I can help it. One of my besties came over and walked me through it, and I could not have done it without her, or my mother who was our Helpline. I made two kinds, both are recipes for the book and you cannot imagine the relief when they turned out so yummy. Seriously yummy.
The Realtor came last week and brought pretty good news. We have a little work to do but not as much as I feared and the price range for what we she felt like we could list the house for was in line with what we were hoping. So now, we go to the bank. And I so curious as to what they will say. Our credit is an interesting history, and while I have finally paid off all my business debt (yay!!!) I am not sure how of much of the damage I caused to my credit score has been healed yet, but I guess tomorrow we will find out.
Today I am trying to remember to take all of these things- the book, the house, the farm, my weight (did I mention that I have gained 20lbs since starting the book? ) one day at a time. I cannot control what the bank will say, what my editor will say, if my house will sell, if anyone will buy my book. I cannot lose all 20lbs tomorrow. But I can go for walks on my lunch break, and I can work hard and write honestly. I can hug my kids, and kiss my Sweet Man and hang my laundry to dry on the line. And I can wear bright red shoes that make me smile and if I will remember to, I can pray, with every sing red step I take. And that is a lovely thought.