Saturday’s workout: rest day (no run), 26 pushups
Yesterday I went to the grocery store with Ana and Charlotte to pick up some sausage for dinner (butternut squash mac and cheese). I got the sausage and I remembered that I had a coupon for $2 off any purchase. I paid $1.49.
This might not sound significant to you, but to me, it is. A really big deal.
I used to use coupons a lot, but a few years ago I gave up. Not only was it way too much work to cut out the coupons while some kid was trying to grab the papers or mess up my pile of coupons or grab the scissors the second I took my hands off of it, but I also could not for the life of me ever remember to use the darn coupons while I struggled to get the kids away from grabbing at the candy bars that are so annoyingly placed at checkout.
And so you see, the fact that I remembered to use the coupon and even read the coupon correctly so it was actually usable, is close to a miracle.
And then this happened…
While trying to get Eliza dressed in a hurry, Shane said “Where are her shoes!?”. And I said, without much thought at all,
“On the counter in the bathroom.”
Again, this might not seem significant to you. But to me, it is. A really big deal!
Two days prior, in the midst of the bathing the girls, I happened to notice Eliza’s shoes sitting on the bathroom counter. It seemed an odd place for them to be and I wondered if in a few days we would be ravaging the house in search of them because surely I would forget I saw them sitting there but I really didn’t have time to move them at the moment. This happens a lot.
But I didn’t forget. And I still can’t believe it.
I used to complain about how it seemed that with each child I birthed, I became more stupid. I wasn’t being funny or dramatic. Having lots of kids really does throw your life into a kind of blissful chaos that makes you stupid. Maybe it’s God’s way of allowing us to gain wisdom. It’s like a frustrating challenge that I can’t help but feel is essential for my ultimate purpose and satisfaction in life.
I used to be smart; I know this. (See how I just used that semicolon!? Proof!)
Ever since I weaned Eliza, I’ve been eagerly anticipating my brain coming back to me. And I’ve been quite disappointed in its curiously slow reappearance.
But these two events in conjunction with my vegan diet experiment have me wondering if it’s as simple as an adjustment to the foods I consume.
And so I find myself optimistic that I will have many more experiences with coupon savings and remembering the placement of toddler shoes.
Do you use coupons?
Do you go into a room and forget what you were going to do?
Do you find yourself wanting to use semicolons all the time but hesistate because they seem a bit pretentious?