Saturday, March 31, 2007

March 31, 2007

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Verse of the Day:
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:5-6)

The weather forecast for this weekend was "mostly sunny." Therefore, DearHubby was very excited for this weekend and wanted to take a drive with his girls. However, we were quite disappointed when the forecasters were wrong and the day turned out to be "mostly cloudy." Yet, we know that God is the ruler of all creation and so we didn't let the gloomy looking day bring us gloom and DearHubby kept to his promise about taking a drive with his girls. However, instead of going into the city to look for the road that has the same as our last name, DearHubby suggested going to a flea market. A colleague of his told him about finding a 17" computer screen for only $45 at this particular flea market and so we left for our drive after lunch.

The parking lot of the flea market marked the condition of the whole place. DearHubby joked and said that we needed a 4 wheel drive just to park the car because there were so many pot holes. We actually found a decent parking spot that was "flat" and we didn't mind the walk to the vendors. Anyway, it was a plethora of cheap stuff! There were imitation shoes, imitation bags, belts, wallets, jeans, toys, etc... As I walked through the beaten path passing all of the different vendors, fighting the crowd, and looking at all the plastic bags that people were carrying of all the things they had bought, it reminded me of walking through the mall, so I nicknamed this flea market, "The Poor Man's Mall."

Anyway, we got to the flea market an hour before "closing time" so we walked through it quite quickly. We didn't find any 17" computer screen as we had hoped nor did we find anything tempting to stop and purchase. Nonetheless, our family had a good time together.
Since we left at "closing time" we had a crazy time trying to get out of the parking lot. It was like a herd of bulls trying to get through a 3' wide doorway. It was not a pretty sight. Yet, I was very proud of DearHubby. Normally, these types of situations just triggers his impatience and frustration and he didn't lose it at all. I am quite proud of DearHubby and his self-control and I hope that his patience was a testimony to those drivers around us.

Well, we stopped by Wal-Mart on the way home. Yeah, I do go to Wal-Mart a lot. I have a baby shower to go to tomorrow after church and I still hadn't gotten a shower gift yet. Can you believe that all I got was a pack of diapers, a 3-pack of baby wipes, Infant's Tylenol, Desitin, and Mylicon and it cost about $40. I also had a pack of Baby Einstein baby blocks for $10, but DearHubby told me that $40 should be my limit and so I returned the baby blocks. So I have a boring shower gift package, but a practical one that I know will definitely be used.

I also had to get ingredients for a beverage I am bringing. I coordinated and catered a wedding once and this was the same beverage I made for the wedding. It's very refreshing: Mint Raspberry Punch.

When we got home there was an hour left before dinner time. DearHubby was nice enough to watch DearDaughter for me and I was able to work on my laundry room project.

I just got done preparing the shower gift and punch, and cleaned out the cooler.

There's a new Sunday School class based on Ted Tripp's book Sheperding a Child's Heart which means we need to get out the door an hour earlier than we're used to. So, I am going to rest a little and call DearHubby in from his motorcycle project to get ready for bed.

Have a blessed evening,
In Pursuit of His Call

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