I have spent so much time at my grandparent's that when I do find time to play on the computer, it almost seems counter-productive. I go from a house where things are over 50 years old and work beautifully to my own home filled with cheap disposable items and expensive modern conveniences that cause me more stress and money than I care to add up.
I often talk about how it is important to me to live a greener lifestyle and after being with my 82 year old Paw Paw day in and day out, I see a person who has never heard of 'going green' but does more for our planet than Star Sara Snow or Ed Begley Jr.
I often find tips about living more Eco-friendly that he has always done. I love how much we can learn from different generations when given the chance. Since my microwave caught on fire, I decided to try and live without it. I want to love and value my family. I want to not spend more than I have. I want to take care of what I have. I want to not put off what can and needs to be done now. I want to not always look for the convenient route because I swear convenience seems to be so stressful!
Now add in a pay cut and no more overtime even though we pay our bills with overtime and the new car note because the old car had to be replaced before it was paid for and while under warranty. HAD to be replaced. When did the meanings of these words change?
I long for simple. I do not want convenience. I am tired of leaning on my own whacked understanding and warped definition of good and easy.
Spend enough time with the elderly and it is easy to see the world has gone to shit. Thank my Lord I can live in the world and not be of it. My prayer is not for God to take us out of this world but to protect us from the evil one (John 17:15). That's what I'm talkin bout!