This post might not be the most exciting you've ever read, but you know, sometimes that's how our days go. But, if we're glorifying God in what we do, it shouldn't matter if it's really exciting to everybody else or not...Right?
Since our grocery budget ran tight last month, I hadn't been to Wal-Mart in awhile.
I used to all of our grocery shopping (with the exception of fresh produce) at Wal-Mart. However, two months ago, I made the BIG switch to Dillon's -- a Kroger-based chain. I have found that it's a much more pleasant experience, and I'm finding that I don't spend that much more money if I carefully shop.
However, I do still shop at Wal-Mart for personal items (shampoo, toilet paper, etc.) as well as a few generic items.
We shop on a cash-only basis. Since it was the first of the month, I needed to go to the ATM to get some cash. The ATM we use involves the crossing of the train tracks -- and you local readers KNOW exactly what that means.
Yep, we hit the jackpot today....We waited and waited and waited on several trains. Fortunately, Luke LOVES trains. Therefore, even though we waited awhile, this is the look I did get.
And, I feel I must add one little caveat to the many trains that go through our beloved town. Though they sometimes can seem like an annoyance, I, in all actuality, don't mind them. They employee many people in this town -- which in turn provides increased revenue to our town. And, even though trains can be a nuisance to wait on and they can be noisy sometimes, they truly are an efficient way of moving goods across the country.
One time, Marc and I were out walking with Luke in the stroller. We ended up getting stopped by a train during the walk. We counted the railroad cars. That particular train was transporting new vehicles. Now, we are by no means professionals at this, but we estimated that, with this single train, over 1,500 vehicles were transported. How else can you transport that many vehicles that efficiently?
Not too bad of a deal to help keep our economy going, right?
I know, I know -- only Marc and I would have a discussion like that :) That's why you guys all love us, isn't it?
Anyways, I digress....
Our local Wal-Mart is currently doing some rearranging and remodeling. Admittedly, it's a bit of a nuisance not knowing where certain things are. But, we survived, and I did find everything I was looking for.
(And yes, I'm all over generic products that are quality).
And, I'm really doing my best at NOT complaining about the rearranging and remodeling at Wal-Mart. I am publically refusing to be one of those people who can't handle change.
For some reason, Wal-Mart was B.U.S.Y. today -- even for a school day. So, we waited in line for a bit.
I LOVE how practicing putting on and taking off a lid on a little container keeps Luke happy.
On a much more fun note -- my good friend, Sarah, came over after school today (she's a teacher). We had a nice time chatting -- Thanks Sarah for coming over!!!! It was a great way to end the day.
And, I found this verse today in the Old Testament book of Jeremiah. It really spoke to me today, and I'd like to share it.
This is what the Lord says: "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24
What a great verse to remember -- How many times have I boasted about something other than God? Ummmm....too many to even count :(
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