Yet for some reason, I still want to. Blah. I’m in a stinky mood for no good reason.
Today was a good one. I like rainy days. My cousin Camy and her two kiddos came over at 10, and I took her to “my” thrift store. I got a set of sheets for Ava’s bed, a pair of jeans for Gabe, a couple Christmas gifts, a Gap jean jacket for Livi for $1.50, some shirts for Livi and Ava, a Diego shirt for Nina, a few adorable things for my new niece, a photo album for 60 cents and a little purple etch-a-sketch for 40 cents. Thanks, Lord!
Alandra (almost 5) walked around with me and Nina while her mommy and little brother looked at some other stuff. The darling (and brilliant) little thing had me in stitches most of the morning. She carried around a coffee pot and mug (that her mean mommy didn’t let her buy) and poured me tea and porridge over and over again.
A (to Nina): Your mommy’s buying you that toy? My mommy hardly ever buys me toys. Not even little toys. Not even really cheap toys.
A: We’re going to Chipotle after this.
Me: I know. I’m so excited.
A: We get free Chipotle. Nina, don’t you wish your dad worked for Chipotle corporate?
A: Nina, we have to keep the cart right here, because that lady is in the way.
Nina: What lady?
A: That black-skinned lady right over there. Do you see her? (the lady was 2 feet from us, and Alandra wasn’t whispering)
Me: We’d better go look for your mom.
A: Yes, let’s go look for her. She has long brownish-black hair. (pause) Like you already know.
There were more. I just can’t remember them. And Camy told me that earlier this week, Alandra said something a little too sassily, and Camy said, “Excuse me?!” Alandra looked at her and said, “Mommy, I didn’t use complicated words.” Love her.
So, yes, free Chipotle. I’m related to all the right people. Then I get home, get the mail, and my sis-in-law, Angie, sent me coupons for 8 free Chick-Fil-A Kids’ meals. See?? Thanks, sis!
So, I have a headache and chest pains. Last night I was trying to watch the debate and had really bad stomach cramps. Went upstairs and laid down on my bed (on my stomach, which I never do, because it kills my back). Gabe woke me up two hours later (he had fallen asleep in the recliner watching the debate) and we went to bed. Woke up sooooo sore. Everything still hurts. But I think I’m over my cold, so that’s good.
I was really encouraged by our Life Group meeting last night. I like the folks in our group a lot. God is teaching me many things right now, and I’m trying to process it all.
I’m feeling overwhelmed. A little discouraged. In over my head. But really, really blessed. A couple things are bothering me. A couple things are stressing me out.
I want to focus on Jesus. Help me, God!
I prayed for some of you tonight. Thanks for sharing your needs.
Got Jack Hanna’s new book at the library today (requested it and they bought it). Can’t wait to dive in, making myself get some other things done first.
This blog needs ended quick. Better stuff next time–promise. Happy Thursday!