Hi there. It’s actually Friday afternoon, but I’ll be off with some girly-friends Saturday morning, so here we go.
~~Just got back from the zoo with my friends Colleen and Anne Marie. I hadn’t seen them in over a year, and it was sooooo good to reconnect. We had 9 kiddos 8 and under–the oldest 8 are girls. Fun times! The kids were great, and the animals were on their best behavior. Except for the huge male gorilla who kept running up and banging his fists on the glass, trying to scare little kids. It worked.
~~This weather is so gorgeous I could cry. Thank you, Jesus!
~~We got a “package” from Marathon Pipe Line, LLC this week. I was kind of excited. See, long story short–we moved here in July 2006. When we moved in, we had 2 huge evergreens against our back fence and the entire fence line behind our neighborhood was lined with trees. Less than 2 months later, MPLLLC came plowing through and cut down every tree in their path. Oh, the horror. I cried. No more “it feels like we live in a woods, even though we’re really in a subdivision.” We were left bare and naked and exposed and treeless. I’m still not really over it. So, when I get this package, I’m thinking, “Maybe this is some belated monetary compensation for violating us and our home.” The first paragraph of the letter– On behalf of Marathon Pipe Line, LLC, please accept the enclosed notepad and magnet as our gift to you. You have received these items because you live on or adjacent to property on which Marathon Pipe Line, LLC operates an underground pipeline. A notepad. A magnet. So help me. If you could see the rage that is boiling up within my soul.
~~Breathe, Marla, breathe.
~~I did receive something delightful in the mail that same day. An anonymous letter and a piece of plastic. The letter–Dear Marla, Despite my support of being a bargain shopper, I still think you deserve something nice. So, here ya go. Hope you have a better week! P.S. I’m a bargain shopper too. I got this on eBay. The balance on the card is $21.68. The plastic–Victoria’s Secret. Thank you, you little stinker, whoever you are!
–Natalie wrote a review of Is That All He Thinks About? on her blog this week. Thanks, Natalie! I had someone (a married woman) tell me once that she was giving up you-know-what for Lent. Ahem. Nice try, friend. Methinks that maybe you should go buy Is That All He Thinks About? for Lent instead.
~~That’s all I’ve got time for today, friends! Have a wonderful weekend!