Ok, I have to say, I LOVE freecycle (if you don’t know what freecycle is and how it works, please go here to get more information and find a group in your community, or better yet, start a group in your community if there isn’t one in existance already). We found out about freecycle about 3 years ago and have used it extensively to get rid of things, and also to receive some things that we needed/wanted. Well, this past week I’ve been decluttering again, and have been getting rid of more stuff, and apparently others are doing the same thing…..yesterday we picked up 4 bags of clothes to fit M, H and r. Last week we picked up a Cocoa-Latte maker, a really nice rice cooker (haven’t used that one yet) and 8 Christmas plates that I’m going to use this year for our cookie/goody trays to give away to friends and family. Last week I also put out a “plea” for an ice bucket, wine glasses and water goblets. I received numerous emails telling me that I could borrow things from them for our Christmas celebration, but then yesterday I received an email from a friend and former high school classmate telling me that they had some things for us….I’m not sure yet what exactly they are, but I will know sometime this week. They also have some firewood for us! I’m SOOOOO excited, and that will be a HUGE blessing because I have been avoiding turning on the heater due to really not wanting to pay the increased gas bills. I have turned it on the past 3 nights at bedtime for making our sleeping more comfortable, but I am REALLY looking forward to the firewood so that we can keep the main living part of the house warmer during the chilly days.
Blessings, blessings, blessings! God provides our needs (the clothing), our wants (the firewood, and getting rid of things) and even total luxuries (like the cocoa-latte maker, the rice cooker, and the Christmas plates for goodie plates). God is good! 🙂