Hello folks! I hope you’re having a lovely Saturday evening. Yours truly is positively whooped. I’ve been at the to-do list today like a warrior and just now starting to get settled in to watch my LSU Tigers! Before we get any further into our visit, I’d like to remind everyone that we’re in the middle of our annual 30 Days of Thankfulness Drive. This is that time, y’all. The time when I ask y’all to help me help others. If you get any encouragement, enjoyment, chuckles or inspiration from my words– (not to mention those good eats)– I’m asking you to give to our drive. Y’all know that in the past, we’ve worked with Life Today and World Vision. This year, we’re working with my own daughter and her foundation, Hope Without Borders.
This is Jessica Ann on a mission trip in El Salvador where the vision for Hope Without Borders was born in her heart.
And here’s the donate link where you can read more. If you can help, please do. Every amount counts! https://www.crowdrise.com/WritersandReadersReachOut/fundraiser/shellietomlinson#top
And now, for our regularly scheduled chat…They say you should learn something new every day. It’s an idea I fully embrace. Today, for instance, I’ve already learned that “durst” is the past tense of the word “dare”. That’s not to say I can always use my newly acquired information. It may be grammatically correct, but being double dog dursted won’t hunt around here.
Still, this continuing education thing comes easy to people like me who tend to wake up in a brand new world each morning. Why, I can relearn the same thing for weeks on end, if not longer. And that’s okay by me. Living on the edge is an adventurous way to go through life. Take my preferred mode of traveling to my speaking events. I rely wholly upon my Garmin. When Mary Elizabeth says turn, I turn. End of story.
It drives my beloved hubby to distraction when I call him from another city without a clue as to what Interstate or Highway I took to get there. Papa isn’t fond of that habit either. I discussed this with my girlfriends and we think it’s a man thing. Sorry guys, but y’all do tend to wig out about directions. For illustration I give you the following story from one of my good friends.
David told me of a time when he and his Sweet Thang were attempting to travel by the audio directions of their Garmin. The problem was that his wife wasn’t in total agreement with Siri’s preferred route. Every time Siri told him to turn, his wife would contradict her, convinced that they weren’t going the right way.
I understand David finally turned to his darling and said, “Honey, you know how the Bible says a man can’t serve two masters?”
“Well,” David said, “Soon as we roll to a stop, one of y’all is gonna have to get out.”
I understand that suggestion wasn’t popular either. I’m pretty sure his honey durst him to try that again.