Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some, letters of commendation to you or from you? You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men; being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
2 Cor. 3:1-3
I’m not usually one to bash other political viewpoints; after all, if we didn’t have differing opinions, how would we have two or more political parties? –And I am all for multiple parties, choice in politics, etc. Yet this bumper sticker begged to be displayed on my blog, and I couldn’t resist after the day I’ve had.
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<$BlogItemNumber$>“>What a day. It started out so well, with finishing my book in bed. It went slightly downhill when I found nothing where the Marlborough farmer’s market was supposed to be (but, since I talked to Mom and Dad on the phone the whole walk, that was OK). The day kept sliding when the Sudbury farmer’s market wasn’t where we thought it was supposed to be, and then the third one we tried only ran on Thursdays, not Saturdays and Thursdays like we thought. Discouraged but undaunted we kept going, visiting Crate & Barrel in the Natick Mall, where things looked up: They said they would take our $190 in wedding present gift certificates! I found a couple desks I like there, but we had gone to look for curtains, and left somewhat bummed at our failure. Sears provided us with plenty of curtain choices, but we had no measurements and so bought no cloth. The Lands’ End section of Sears provided no casual-but-nicer shirts for my day-to-day working attire, and neither did REI’s clothing section. The AAA near us closed three hours before we got there, and Blockbuster wouldn’t take our 3-year-old $10 gift certificate (which means they stole $10 from whoever gave that to us. Stupid chains). I did get to hold a young guinea pig at Pet World in Natick (or is this the URL? I’m not sure, but the first one sure felt on par with the character of the store!) and Ian looked at fish. Then when we came home, I opened the upper window shade and it came crashing down, the miserable climax to four hours of rather unhappy driving.
But the maintenance guy put up a new one from us, Price Chopper had Ben and Jerry’s ice cream on sale 2/$5, we bought a spinny spice rack with 16 spices on it from Sears (our only purchase of the day not from Price Chopper, ironically enough), Ian gave me come code to hide/reveal longer blog posts, which you have just experienced, and Video Exchange had something we are both willing to watch. So things really could be worse. Could be raining.