the distance from my hip joint to my ankle = 90 cm
my grocery store receipt from today. . . 90 cm long
I'm 2 of today's grocery receipts tall (minus 5 cm)
a grocery receipt 90 cm long??
.5 inches shy of 3 feet.
i know. .
here come the reasons:
we were quite depleted
hadn't been for a full order in 2 weeks
not all of it was 'feast' shopping. .
there were a few stocking stuffers
a small gift *we shop in one of those lovely, palatial almost-everything-you-could-need stores*
there were 2 x 40 kg softener salt bags thrown in
there were staple items in the cart. . .
We could have purchased an organic, free range turkey. . for $55
Our bill would have come to
we paid $29 for one instead.
it costs to put on a holiday meal
we all expect that
but it never fails to shock
Christmas Day trifle ingredients
Christmas Eve pavlova ingredients
egg bread for the stuffing
stock for the gravy *there's no time for home made*
pop - Canada Dry gingerale
We won't even itemize the baking ingredients I've bought in the past month and a half
I would estimate that cost to be . . .
everything costs so much lately
but we must
"There'll be turkeys for basting and stuffing for tasting
and giblets and gravy will flow. . .
there'll be cookies that mom baked and leftover fruitcake
from a Christmas a long time ago. . ." (excerpted from "Its the Most Fattening Time of the Year" )
but its also kinda
is that the word?
Maybe. . or not.
I was trying so hard to stay
buggies closing in behind me
holding up 'traffic' in front of me
massive checkout lines
left me all nerve jangled
Because of God's tender mercy, the light from Heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace. Luke 1:78/79
how easily i lose sight
of the beautiful truth.