So Exciting

by adustyframe ~ February 11th, 2010

Valentines_Day014Earlier this week, I wondered if James could stay at his aunt’s house so that Lee and I could spend an evening together.

I tossed the idea around and briefly thought it would be so nice if we could get away. But you know Lee’s hours are cut and our budget is so tight.

I chatted with my sister this week and she said, “You should just go. You need this.”

Ok, hmmm… maybe? I asked Lee and he said he didn’t mind.

Oh, yeah, we have to ask the PO… hmmm maybe not…Ok, I’ll just go for it.

I called her and she called me right back and said, “Absolutely. Go for it. Just let me know what you decide.”

Shock! There’s been some tension there lately, so I didn’t expect her to grant this so quickly and cheerfully.

Ok! Thank you, Lord! Now to get to work.

I checked out Hotwire and booked a 3 star hotel for $42! They accept paypal payments and wouldn’t you know it, I had money in paypal from some things my sister in law gave me and told me to sell.

Looks like the Lord is putting this all together.

Then I remembered and started looking for a place to eat. I’m going through Ebates and getting a 15% refund on the purchase. (If you haven’t signed up for it yet, feel free to use my link…pretty please.)

But guess what? has a huge sale–80% off. So, we’ll be able to get a nice dinner for around $4 and get an Ebates rebate on top of that.

I’m so excited that this came together so quickly and that I’m able to find some deals.

Of course I’m most excited about spending the weekend away with my husband. For a couple days we can just relax and pretend things are normal.

I know when he drops me off on Sunday I will be sad that he has to leave. But somehow we are going to get through this and he’ll be home all the time.

For now, I’m going to just enjoy what God has blessed us with and invest some time and a tiny bit of money in my marriage.


13 Thoughts Shared to So Exciting

  1. TransitionGirl

    WOHOOO!!! God is amazing

  2. Stephanie Bateman

    Have a beautiful time!!

  3. Sally

    Sounds wonderful! Have a great weekend.

  4. MamaHen

    Yeah! Hope you have a wonderful Valentines together!

  5. Beth

    Oh have fun! Great deals! I need to be more diligent with online deals!

  6. Pam

    That is wonderful news Lizzie…..enjoy every second
    together…..God Bless, Pam, SouthBend

  7. Jenn

    Woohoo! I love it when God blesses us with bargains! Your sister is right…you and Lee absolutely deserve this. Have a *wonderful* time! =D

  8. Barbara H.

    What great deals! I’m gad you have this opportunity to get away together. All will be normal some day — enjoy this foretaste!

  9. Alesha

    Time “away” with your sweetie is always something special!!! I’m so happy for you both. Enjoy your time together.


  10. Robin in New Jersey

    Have a great time! YOU so deserve this!

  11. Queen

    Good Morning!
    Just as a side note, make sure you set some additional money around for your certificate. Most certificates require that you spend 35 to use 25 and this is exclusive of beverages. Prepare to stuff yourself.


  12. Lisa

    Now that is “smart” frugal–not cheap!! Great job! Enjoy your time with your husband, and I’ll keep praying he’s able to be home soon. I will also give thanks for the very sensible PO my son has–I don’t take his considerate ways for granted thanks to what you’ve been thru,

  13. Revka

    I’m so happy the Lord worked this out for you, and i hope you two had a fabulous time. 🙂

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