I have been wanting a freezer for years. We saved up the money for it awhile ago, but it was still hard to pull the trigger because....well, because it was still a lot of money to spend on something we didn't really need. I tried browsing craigslist etc. but I don't exactly live in a metropolitan area and even after months of searching I never found what I was after.
One day when looking on Sears.com we found a great deal on a frost-free, upright freezer, which is just what we were looking for. Still though, I couldn't pull the trigger. Not gonna lie though I thought about it all the time. I talked about it subconsciously all the time. I just really wanted it. Then, last Friday I heard a radio add for a one day only sale at Sears. My mind went immediately to my precious freezer. I told my husband about it. We got online and looked and our freezer was an extra $150 off.
We waited all day, going back and forth on whether or not to buy it. Finally, we are laying in bed and I say something like, "it is a good time for it. It's a great deal. We have the money. We have been budgeting so well. We have no upcoming big expenses. Unless one of us gets in a car accident or breaks an arm, we should be totally fine." So we buy our freezer.
That same day our sweet son Luke got the flu. He is a preemie and even though he's 8 months now his immune system isn't like it should be and he has trouble fighting off things like that by himself. To simplify a long and miserable week into a blunt statement, he ended up having to spend a day in the E.R. and a night in the pediatric hospital.
Thank goodness for modern medicine, he is doing so much better (although still sick, not scary sick anymore).
Why am I rambling on and telling you this story? I'm not really sure. I only know that if we had been able to predict future expenses, we would have never bought that freezer. But we weren't, so I am determined to let it go and put this freezer to good use. All the while being grateful for the grace of God, my sweet baby, my hardworking husband, and our savings account.
If you have any tried and tested freezer recipes, please send them my way! I will post any good ones I find along with freezing instructions. Have a happy, germ free week :).