Sunday, May 18, 2008

Glass half full.

There are certainly negatives about living in this neighborhood. The gunfire, the complete lack of natural beauty, and the Crack.

There are, however, a few benefits. We have some wonderful neighbors and friends in the community and I have just experienced another.

I was in the middle of whipping up The Pioneer Woman's Best Lasagna Ever and realized I had forgotten a few things at the store. This happens almost every time I go grocery shopping and probably something that I need a little help with.

You're probably thinking, 'take a list'.

I do.

'Double check it before you leave.'

I swear I do but inevitably, something is left behind.

Maybe I should stop using invisible ink.

My most patient husband is almost always willing to run back to the market as I'm putting my dish on hold till he returns.

Today was an extra low day for me because I forgot one more thing after Trey had already left to pick up the other two things I needed. Since he left quick like Batman, he forgot to take his cell phone. I just called right up to the Carnival and said I needed to find my husband who was in the store.

"We can page him but it's pretty crowded right now. What does he look like?"

"He's white."

He was on the phone in 17 seconds. I counted.


Jeff and Abby said...

You are seriously so halarious! Any time I need a good laugh...I know I can get it at your blog! Too funny-

~s said...

that's outstanding!

These Three Kings said...

ROTF!!! Mel..yea.. clearly that is a benefit

you are too much! (smiling) you just keep a smile on my face.. PTL

Michelle said...

a) I do that ALL.THE.TIME. 'cept when I call up to Meijer in suburbia, hubby doesn't stand out quite like that.

b)hilarious. freakin' hilarious. way to see the glass half full.

Chrys and Mike said...

oh girl, you are hilarious. i'm trying not to wake my husband w/ my laughter.


Jennifer said...

Just found your blog! I can totally relate to this husband and I live in Africa, and that's how I find him in a store....ask for the white man. Never fails.

Kori said...

That is just too funny. Loved the interview on Blogged In.

Kate said...

:D HA!!! Love this post...your humor is great!! I found you via the update from Blogged In, FFN. Happy to meet you...loved your interview. Your ministry sounds truly God inspired...hope to visit with you again here. You said you loved Phi Vassar...the Just Another Day in Paradise song inspired the name of my blog! :) Y'all have a blessed day!!

homeschoolmomrookie said...
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homeschoolmomrookie said...

You are so funny! Appreciate the entertainment. You need a realtiy show of you life. (Chruch friends of Emily and Moody).

S. said...

Yes, you are a long way from the Theta house, lol! love it.
p.s. b/c I am too lazy to comment on other post...I always tell myself fear NEVER EVER comes from God. He did not give us a spirit of fear.

Avery said...

Serious? That is classic.

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Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I just ran across your blog and this is one of the most hilarious things I've read in awhile! :)

happygeek said...

Just found your blog a few weeks ago. I'm a white Canadian who used to work at a school in Oak Cliff in Dallas for several years.
This had me laughing till I cried.

LOVE your blog. Makes me think I'm back.

Daisy Girl said...

I am SO laughing right now!