* Yesterday the most exciting thing happened….I saw Usher Raymond (the fabulously talented, ultra sexy superstar) in person. My best friend’s daughter had a birthday dinner at CPK on Piedmont Ave. As luck would have it our table was right next to his. And ladies I am happy to report that he is every bit as fine in person as he is on t.v. I am ashamed to say that the sight of him did give me hot flashes and I was dying to touch the man. But then his pregnant wife showed up, and all those fiery thoughts went quickly away.
*I told Shaun I had been a fan of his since I was like 12. But then he asked me if I’d ever bought one of his albums, and I had to admit I hadn’t (mainly because I rarely buy any albums). So we agreed that I had lusted after him since I was 12, but couldn’t really call myself a true fan.
*I’ve made a commitment to start cooking more. Between our monstrous grocery budget ($600+ a month) and our several day a week eating out habit, my family spends waaaay too much money on food.
*I’ve worked all weekend on coupon clipping, meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking, and I think I QUIT! I’ve spent hours in the kitchen today all for an ok breakfast (tried some new whole grain pancakes…thumbs down), a pretty good dinner, and a FAILED, HORRIBLE dessert.
*I found a really wholesome apple cranberry crisp dessert recipe at wholefoods.com. I followed all the directions to a T, and had a feeling while putting it together that something wasn’t right. The darn thing called for 6 cups of pastry flour, but had no requirement for liquid to be mixed in. I know enough about cooking to know this didn’t make sense. Anywho, I was right. The daggone thing was completely dry. I don’t have time (nor money) for failed food projects!
*We have family in from out of town. It’s Shaun’s brother and his family. We call them the Tennessee Kings. They are actually courageous (or crazy) enough to move their entire family down here to Atlanta to help us with this church plant! This is amazing to me. They are here for a few days to look for a house. And this is what God can do…even in this terrible economy they had an offer on their own house less than a week after putting it on the market!
*Shaun and I are having some pointed-yet very civil-disagreements on some things regarding the church. I will say this, I am NOT a church planter. And half the time I don’t even think I’m very courageous. It’s actually like some kind of cruel joke that God would give me a husband who wants to do this. It goes against everything that makes me comfortable. I am trying so hard to stay on board though. I love the boy, so I’ll follow him pretty much anywhere….pretty much 🙂