Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Crunch Berries...Mmmm..Good.

Cap'n Crunch Berries should not enter your house if you are on a diet.  Or want to keep your composure/cool. They are like crack-Very Addictive.  I took the kids with me to the grocery store yesterday (first mistake, if we're counting), and it was near dinnertime (second mistake).  Do Not go to Wal-Mart if it's between 3-5pm.  It's just Wrong.  They should lock the doors, but I'm sure it falls into their Peak Hours (ie. peak income) category.  Ahh, hungry and groceries-bad combo.  We came home with Toy Story 3 cereal (yep, I couldn't believe it either-it looks mysteriously like the old Princess cereal-pinkish-red stars and yellow stars with tiny white sugar dots), gross blue boxes of dinners..Kid Cuisines I think (because they had gummy worms and brownies), a mushroom (not so bad, but random), caramel delite yogurts, mini-chocolate chip cookies, Cool Mint Oreos (sooo good!), sour cream and onion Pringles, hot dogs (which are AwFuL for you!!), and the list goes on.

We also took Mary Claire to the doctor yesterday-she complained about her ear on Sunday after two long days of swimming.  Get this.  She has a double ear infection!  I thought maybe swimmer's ear or something little.  Nope.  She's on a pretty strong antibiotic twice a day.  I'm so surprised-she hasn't had a cold lately or anything.  So we got her medicine, and filled other prescriptions she needed, and..while we were in the pharmacy..Clay found their toy gun section!  He bought a new gun, new caps for the gun, and new gun powder paper-thingies for the toy gun Gigi bought him last week.  He was so excited!  I was so excited he used his own money!  (not that he's paid me yet..)  He's been out on the deck shooting it most of the day.

We had Bible study today, and ate lunch with Ches, and went to two libraries (long story..) making for a busy day!  Mary Claire and Ethan had gymnastics tonight, and Clay had boy scout camp.  You would think summer would lighten the load, but no.  : ) We're still having fun, so no harm done.  We took the afternoon off to lounge-and Mary Claire and Ethan even had naps!  I guess we work hard and play hard.

I have an icky story to tell you tomorrow.  It involves my phone and my inability to make calls with it. : (

My striking Bible verse for today (that isn't in my Bible study, but provokes thought):
My soul continually thinks of it and is bowed down within me.  Lamentations 3:20

Lamentations (as the name implies..) is a collection of poems lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple after the Babylonians destroy it.  I think I draw parallels to things I've loved being destroyed.  Does it strike you?  I mean, have you ever been that humbled or saddened-that your soul bows down?  I have.  It continues:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22-23
This is a song we sing in church, and I just want to add, "Lord, unto thee" at the end!  I've seen sadness, and I've seen immense joy.  Isn't it awe-some that we can live a life full of both?  I think we need both: to appreciate the joy and respect the sadness.  I think I'd rather live a life with both, than a life with neither.  What do you think?

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