After I dropped the boys off at school yesterday I ran into the grocery store to pick up a few potatoes for the soup I was making for supper. While standing in the produce section the misters came on to water down all of the produce. I was startled when something buzzed past my ear. I caught a glimpse of a little bird just as it landed in the midst of the broccoli section. It had arrived to take a little bath. He was having a wonderful shower there on top of that pile of broccoli. I gently took my cell phone out and was focusing it so I could get a picture to show you when I bumped my buggy and scared it away. Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! That was the coolest picture I will never get.
I kind of had a Barney Fife moment when I saw this guy (late teens/early 20's) decided to start unloading all of the trash out of his car window while we were parked at the red light. I seriously wanted to start yelling: "Citizens Arrest! Citizens Arrest!" He looked at me in his rear view window and I raised my hands to say, "What do you think you are doing?" When he leaned out his window again to throw more trash, I leaned out and said, "I have you license plate number, if I turn you in you can get a ticket (I have no idea about this)." He huffs, unbuckles, gets out and picks it all up. Then the light turns green and he just sits there and waits and waits and waits until it turns yellow and just as it turns red he floors it through the intersection. Just as he gets through he sticks his hand out the window and waves at me. When I wave back, he takes all his trash and throws it BACK out the window. "GRRR!!!! Citizens Arrest! Citizens Arrest!" (If anyone knows if there is a way to really report this guy, please let me know.)
The band director sent us an email yesterday letting us know to check our kid's backpacks for important information about Friday night's mass band night. When I picked Big Guy up from school I said, "I got an email from your band director today. Anything you want to tell me about?" "Uh. Uh. I seriously was not messing around. The boys behind me did not know their music so I got so lost so I started playing the same note over and over. How did he know that? How did you know that?" At this point I start giggling and say, "I was just wondering if you had something in your backpack from Mr. M, what are you talking about?" He got this look on his face and said, "Mom! That is BLACKMAIL!"
On Sunday, I was seriously stressing about how I was going to make it to Friday when I would get my next deposit into my grocery fund. I had less than $20 and almost no groceries. I began digging through all of our cabinets, freezer and just praying that God would help me figure out how to use what we had to create meals. Not only has God stretched our food and helped me create some new recipes, but today I received a $60 check in the mail. I also started doing some contract work for someone which will allow me to make a little extra money to help supplement our grocery budget plus hopefully give us a little Christmas money. Talk about a Thankful Thursday!
On more thing to be thankful for.... I have a great friend who has been lurking my blog for forever. She finally decided to jump into the blogging arena (lions and all). I hope you will go say "Hey!". Trust me... you are in for some amusing moments! (And don't believe anything she has to say about me.)