Today I went shopping for the first time in quite awhile. I bought a few videos. I can watch them a time or two and then donate them to the local library, who will be happy to have them. And I can always check them out if I want to watch them again after that. I bought two books. At least one of those will probably be a read and donate type book, but buying it was probably cheaper than paying the library fines that are a typical part of my library experiences. 

I also bought an inverter for my laptop (rather than buying a new laptop or a new battery, because I don’t have internet at my house and my battery life is approximately 15 minutes now. The library is 5-7 minutes away, so it’s a rush to get there on time and post something after hours, even though they leave their WiFi up. And a purse to replace my threadbare one. And soap. 

The shopping experience consisted of 3-4 stores including Walmart and took over four hours. I had fun, but didn’t spend very much at all, came home more than satisfied with my purchases, and kept things within reason. 

I picked a few things up that I considered buying. But then I remembered I didn’t really need them, and was happy to put them down and walk off. 

From the scent of smoke and the sparks coming from my juicer, there will be one more purchase in my near future… 


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on September 3, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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