Grocery store conversation
While waiting in line at Safeway the other day, I noticed a very interesting People magazine cover
. It was a picture of 3 guys: Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom, and Brad Pitt, with the caption, "Will They Wed?"
I tried to find the image, but couldn't.
Well, maybe it's just me, but it struck me as kind of strange, like, "Will they wed each other?"
Anyway, the funny thing was the conversation of the three young guys in line next to me. They were looking at the magazine cover, the conversation went like this:
Guy #1: "Hey, if I was ever to, you know, go over to the wrong side, I'd pick that guy. (Pointing to Brad Pitt)"
The rest of the guys: (Stunned silence)
Standing on the Word of God?
I wrote a few weeks ago about the Christian gym
, and how it would be much better if Christians just lived in the real world instead of creating a ghetto all their own.
Well, I think this
is the type of thing that comes of:
1. Living in a sheltered, Christian-only environment
2. Exploiting God's word for profit
3. Really being kind of dumb
Yep, it's Christian shoe inserts. They're scented, they're one-size-fits all, and have scripture printed on them. You can even get them personalized with the name of your Church.
Ok, aside from getting your scripture verses all nasty and sweaty, and not being able to see the darn things because, hello, they're under your foot!! uh, this sounds like a great idea.
Without even knowing about my whining yesterday, Erick did them for me last night.
He's the best!
posted about overdoing it while pregnant, and I must say, I can relate. For her, it was trimming the lawn. For me, this weekend, it was doing dishes.
Unfortunately, during the week our dishes sometimes get out of control. After working all day, then cooking dinner, I just don't want to deal with washing the dishes. And Erick has been working so much that he doesn't want to do it either.
In our house, we have the unfortunate (dish-wise) combination of cooking a lot and not having a dishwasher, so it's amazing how many dishes we produce in a day. In an average day, I make myself breakfast and pack a lunch. Erick makes himself breakfast (usually involving frying some eggs and some meat, often in separate pans). I cook dinner and unload my lunch containers. I go to bed. Erick cooks himself a second dinner, often involving frying something in one or more pans.
Anyway, so the dishes pile up.
I did a huge load of them Friday, and about halfway through my back started to hurt, and I thought "I'm almost done, I'll just do a few more and then sit down." I finished, then was so exhausted that I took a nap.
Yesterday, the dishes had already piled up again. I did some in the afternoon, then we had dinner and snacks, and by 10pm, it was a disaster again. I couldn't face Monday with a sink full of dishes, so I did them again. This time, I did take a break in the middle of it, but still, by the end my legs and back were killing me.
So what was my point?
I'm pregnant, and very busy, and I get tired. And I need to slow down, and cut myself some slack, since my body is working very hard to grow a baby.