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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Rambling, rambling, Oh what fun!

On Sunday afternoon we were one of the last families to leave the church, and our church is not one of those "get out at noon on the dot" type of churches anyway. We went home, changed our clothes (because I couldn't wait to get out of that skirt with the way the wind was blowing!) and decided that it was time to do some foraging. Maybe we should be further up in the food chain then simple foraging, but some days it doesn't seem that way. Our mostly empty fridge and completely non-creative brains were no help at all. Eventually, we loaded back up in the truck and headed south - into the no man's land of dum dum dum.... Cracker Barrel, late on a Sunday afternoon.
What were we thinking?

After a 30 minute wait, one broken decorative item, a round of checkers, two packs of raisins for my low blood sugar, listening to a talking robotic bird chatter annoyingly and buying stick candy on the promise that the boys could eat it later, we were finally seated.
We order, and I even branched out a little. I still got breakfast, of course, but I got a skillet thing, with potato and peppers and even some turkey sausage thrown in with my usual egg and cheese.
Then we wait some more... color the kids coloring page. Play the peg game, which declares us to be everything from "plain eg-no-ramoose" to "purty smart". None of us were able to achieve the Genius ranking, which is only one peg left. Perhaps if the food had taken a little longer? Ah, the world will never know.
But eventually, the food comes. Everyone chows down and is thrilled. Obviously, the place is hopping. Crazy busy. But we only have grape jelly at our table, and I really really don't like grape. So when I can finally catch her attention, I ask the waitress for some honey, or another flavor of jelly. Something. Everyone finishes eating. Except for my biscuit. The waitress comes back and asks if we want a to-go box, which of course we do... and I was so brave. I asked, again, for my jelly.
Normally I would have just packed it up and ignored it. But I really wanted to have some biscuit. Of course, by the time I had some the meal was over, and it was cold, but I was proud of myself for not being afraid to ask for what I wanted. Plus, she brought me three, so I got to bring two of them home. Nice little sample size blackberry jelly. Go me!

It's funny. I really really don't like purple grape anything. I like muscadine grape jelly. I like white grape juice. I will eat grapes plain in any color, but if given a choice I pick green. But I can't stand purple grape jelly, or juice. Somehow, Andy didn't seem to know this. How he could have been with me for 10 years and not know that... well, just goes to show that I am not very vocal about my dislikes. After the Cracker Barrel incident I was thinking about it, and I realized that grape juice, and grape jelly, taste like communion. I think that is why I don't like them. Not that I don't like to partake of holy communion. It just seems somehow wrong to drink communion juice in gulps out of a regular cup on a regular day.

That is my opinion, and I'm sticking to it.

In the meantime, my boys are going to guzzle a gallon down every day. I guess they will say, "more for us!"


Tricia said...

Way to go, asking TWICE for different jelly. :)

I wouldn't have eaten the grape either, but my dislike for all things grape flavored (except actual fresh grapes) predates my commitment to Christ and knowledge of communion, so that can't be my reason.

Carrie said...

That is so hilarious!!!!!! I didn't know you didn't like purple grape jelly...that's all I ever have at my house really. And, I love your reasoning!!!!

autumnesf said...

Purple grape jelly is just not right. And I don't know why.

You were feeling all brave...going to CB on Sunday!!

CB was a favorite of mine to meet my husband for lunch at in Waco. Someone always bought our lunch as he was in uniform. Waco is a rather patriotic town.

Anonymous said...

haha...your so funny =) I'm glad you were able to get your jelly and some extra!!! This would be a good way of explaining how when we wait patiently we will receive more than what we asked for =)And ya I didn't know you weren't a fan of grape jelly either =/ I thought you liked all the flavors cause growing up you put a different jelly on each bite. I guess that shows how observant i am...lol

Hope your having a great week!!! Love ya, Mary

Josh'sWif said...

Oh man, what I would give for some Cracker Barrell right about now! I miss that place so much! I'm the opposite...grape jelly is the only jelly that I really like;)

EmileeHope said...

I love MareMares comment about the different type of jelly on each bite! That is what I think about with you and any type of bread & or pancake/waffle. It seriously seemed like nearly every bite would be with something different. The table in front of you would be covered in 10 different jars or jam, jelly, honey, peanut butter, etc!