Saturday, February 12, 2011

Gut check

Yesterday I had an envelope in the mail from my retirement company. It was a description of my benefits if they approve my retirement. Basically it's an estimate of how much I would get each month if they approve it. I already got an estimate in the mail a month ago, so I wasn't too eager to see the amount since I knew it. But then I keep turning the page and the next one showed how much I would get if I had done the "industrial" disability retirement, and

oh. my. gosh!

Let's just say, its thousands of dollars difference. AND it's not taxed where the normal disability amount will be. I kind of choked a laughter. It wasn't what I was expecting at all. I didn't know they generated this report for me to see. For some reason I thought they based the 50% off of my take home pay, not gross!

Yowzers!

It definitely was a gut check for me to see whether or not I'm regretting not filing for the industrial disability. And thankfully I'm not. Naturally that much money a month would be fabulous...pretty much wouldn't have to work another job. But I just can't justify in my mind or heart thinking I should get that much a month.

So thank you Lord for settling it in my heart. Because that right there would have made me see $$ in my eyes and I would have lost ALL site of what He wanted me to see.

On a MUCH lighter note, I had a wonderful surprise last night when my 2 girlfriends decided to have an impromtu girls night at my house. This was so exciting...I've been in dire need of some girls nights.

I made some black eyed peas bean dip and stuffed mushrooms from the awesome Pioneer Woman and they turned out really good....except...when you make the mushrooms, make sure you don't forget the worcestershire sauce!! I felt like something was missing last night and it wasn't until this morning that it hit me! I forgot to put it in...needless to say, I put a couple drops on the ones I ate for lunch today, BIG DIFFERENCE! ((Sorry ladies!!)) But I did have such a nice time chatting and eating delicious chocolate cake. oooohh I just remembered I have the cake in my fridge and I'm pretty sure it's calling my name.

...Do you hear that?!??

ssshhhhh...listen real close.

Yep, calling my name.


*Random Tip: Your kitchen dish sponge beginning to smell? Put it on the top rack of your dishwasher on your next wash to disinfect it and give it a longer life. Do it every 1-2 weeks to keep it fresh even longer. Pin It Now!

1 comment:

Christina said...

I love your random tips, and that the Lord has given you the conviction of how to handle this situation. God will bless you for your obedience...I just know it! :)

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