Not much news of late from the home front, or cabin front to be more precise. That's because it's been busy. Very busy. This post will contain more pictures than words so let's just say WE'RE ALMOST THERE! Trees came down (very few), and land was cleared (very little), Alabama Power visited our place, footers were dug, blocks laid, house framed, porches built, roof added, doors and windows installed, Hardie Board siding put up, and beautiful 6" knotty pine tongue & groove used to cover the ceiling. All that during the months of May and June. Next came the waterline for cold well water followed by a visit from the "plumbing angel." We had several wonderful experiences with builders, construction supply stores, block layers, dozer operators, and even one Paul Bunyon type fella. A future blog post will mention these great folks by name with recommendations for their services. For now we're on to the interior. You know, the flooring, sheet rock, plumbing and lighting fixtures, cabinets, finishing the electrical wiring, setting up the wood burning heater, and painting walls (inside and out). Jeff has acted as our general contractor for the whole project and we'll be doing the rest of the work ourselves. As some of you know, our son, Eli, is here with us so we have a good strong helper!
When the work is done and a kitchen table has been built and moved into the cabin, there will be oily gatherings around that table and essential oil classes taking place here in the Drops of Cabin Life woods. Oh, and watch for the naming contest to be announced. Right now we're thinking, "Belly Acres!" Just kidding. You will get to vote on the name and it WILL be a positive and encouraging one that's chosen.
No long list of resolutions for me this year. Just one word. Forward. That's my word. My #oneword365 for 2016. Confirmed through a daily reading from Oswald Chambers's devotional, "My Utmost For His Highest," and again on the same morning from a teaching by Ann Voskamp (both are on my 2016 Vision Board). Also, on this Vision Board are my "why's" for what I do: pictures of my family and the Silver thermometer to mark my progress toward this year's goal with my Young Living business. You see, in the last couple days of December I qualified for the rank of Executive as if this wasn't amazing enough, Silver is next! For me Silver in six months (SI6) is also a possibility. After Silver is the rank Young Living calls Gold which holds the potential of an average monthly income in excess of $6,500. Not a bad way for a self-employed grandma to supplement her husband's disability income. What else could I do what that income? Help meet the real needs of my bigger family, give more to my church and missions, and provide more resources to the wonderful Young Living families on my team. You could be on my team, too. You can even surpass me in rank and do your own kind of wonderful things with that Gold rank income. Or Platinum, Diamond, Crown Diamond or Royal Crown Diamond. Anything is possible with God, the healthy lifestyle you will adopt as your own, and the best network marketing company around. I've said it before and I'll repeat it here. My passion is people -- my goal is success!
What's your vision for 2016? Better health? More flexible hours? More generous living and giving? You need to have a goal and create plans but these begin with one word: VISION!
Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18
Please share your thoughts on this post. Share your oneword365. Ask your questions. Or just give me a call.
What blessings the Lord has heaped on me. A new granddaughter born the day after Thanksgiving and the next week spent with all three grandchildren. My own three children safe and well. My mother and mother-in-law are well. My husband and I are making progress on our land and cabin. I've had lots of opportunities to share Young Living in both Alabama and Florida. The Drops of Cabin Life Team is healthy and growing. I am blessed to know each and every one who follows my website and the Drops of Cabin Life Facebook page. I love serving each of you and am grateful for your support as well. Praying that you all have a peaceful and beautiful Christmas!