This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Thursday, November 1, 2007

A Joyful Day

So I woke up yesterday morning to no water.


AmazinglyReally the bill had been paid. But somehow the water department had not credited customers who had paid on line.

So they had shut off several of their customers. The paying kind. Oooops. Their bad.

Ummmm…my mad.

The good news was no one here was in need of a shower and the kitchen was only mildly disgusting a little messy. We had plenty of clean clothes, because I got motivated for once am such a good housekeeper.

The bad news was Boo was sick. Chicken noodle soup was the lunch order of the day. His appetite is still good. That is more good news.

I did an easy stir-fry last night. One dish included a Toad Food I mean Tofu. Because Roo hates dislikes has requested an alternative to chicken.

Yeah, whatever. It is a good thing he looks a lot like me and acts like me in other ways (well sometimes he should NOT act like me--but that is another story that I will never share), because I am still shaking my head saying, “That is SOOOOOO not my child, eating Toad Food I mean Tofu. The Cave Geek and I are all about carnivorous eating here.

Then I needed to run to the grocery store last night.

So I walk out the door of my duplex last night to be greeted by forty something man. (Who I didn't know.) With two or three days beard growth. Dressed in a fairy outfit with a tutu (and boxer shorts under). Smoking a cigarette.

Apparently my neighbor was having a party. I hope it was a costume party. I'm just saying...

Well alrighty then. Halloween…ya never know what is going to happen.

And if you have any good Toad Food recipes for Tofu, could you let me know because it seems Roo is becoming a vegetarian. And I am such a supportive parent. Really.


Anonymous said...

I am very sorry that your water was off, but that whole post made me laugh! You are funny!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

What a funny post, especially about the guy in the costume...

Leah in Iowa said...

You're so funny! I'm glad your son didn't have the kind of sickness that required much toilet flushing or you would have been up a crick for sure!

Thank goodness for water! Stop over - I just put up a Thanksgiving challenge. Since you're thankful for water, you can be the first to sign up! =)

Happy November!

Ellen said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog. I have a question, since I'm kinda new to this blog thing. I'm a computer moron, so I haven't spiced up my blog at all. How do I set up something like yours with a picture at the top in a box? I'd like to be able to do that and be able to pick and change my background color. Any tips? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.

Joyful Days said...

Ellen, I'm just a newbie, too, but I will e-mail you and share what I know.


freetofly said...

Love this! How very droll! I can so pic the whole tu-tu thing!

"Do you Weary Like I Do" might could help you, I am not sure...I have her link at my place. She is on a very restricted diet...not sure if the tofu is on it or not...


DebD said...

Not fun about the water. We're having similar problems with online re-registration of a car. Very frustrating.

That is very funny about the Tutu guy. Talk about a jolt!

sheryl said...

Too funny about the guy in the tutu...thank heavens for the boxers, eh? ;)
Isn't it ironic how our kids can be so like us and then so very different all at the same time. It will be interesting to see if the vegetarian preference is life-long or a phase.
Have a great week...and thanks for the prayers! the thankful-for, each day...hope to jump in if I can find the time to post this week.

Coach J said...

That's hilarious! I can't imagine walking outside only to see a man in a tutu!! :)

Sonya said...

LOL! The tutu man got me! I've had a few problems with paying bills online lately too. Nothing was turned off as a result but our credit card company did process our payment twice. The amount was large since we had made company purchases. We had enough money to cover the mistake but the credit card company acted as if it was our problem. They made the mistake yet there was no way to stop the second payment from being processed. I've never heard of this and we let them have it. Thank goodness we had enough money to cover it. If not, we would probably still be trying to get things worked out! LOL!