What I learned in March



This month I learned: 


Cooking grilled cheese sandwiches and blogging are NOT a good combination.  #burningitup


They guy in front of you at the UPS store may or may not be asking how he can overnight an envelope of "powder" to China and how much would it cost.  (In case you are wondering - $7200).  My daughter and I sat in the parking lot watching him because as you can imagine our imaginations were working overtime!  


I tend to misspell spinach (which I grow and love in salads) every ding dong time I type it. 


Hearing the lovely Irish music played more often during this month somehow makes me think I can get up and do an Irish dance equal to those on the television.  Sadly, it is only true in my mind.


Speaking of television, (this did NOT happen in March but I feel I must mention it all the same) the Parenthood TV series ended and I ugly-cried my eyes out during the last few episodes.  It was such a well done, pretty real to life program and one they wrapped up beautifully.  


You can be driving (well husband was driving, so technically I was riding) along on a four lane freeway, after dark with, might I add, no cross walk in site (obviously, hello - it IS a freeway!) and out of the corner of your eye spot not one but two adults half running, half WALKING across your lane (of, again, a four lane freeway with posted speeds of 60 miles per hour). Thankfully I was able to shout to my husband who slammed on the brakes barely missing them both.  They were dressed in dark clothing and he didn't see them.  Oh by the grace of God...#heartpoundingthanks


Even though I did not sign up for it, I received an e-mail from Purina inviting me to their Chicks Days Event, gave me instructions on giving the chicks a good start AND enclosed a $2 off coupon on feed.  A coupon!  IT MUST BE A SIGN!  Well, my husband apparently does not believe in the same signs as I do.  Whatever.  There is always next year and I don't give up that easily : )  If you want to follow someone who raises some pretty cute chicks check out this lovely lady.   


Just like many of those celebrating during the original triumphal entry we, too, can have the Messiah right in front of us and yet miss who He really is.  May God blow our selfish assumptions away that we may see Jesus for who He truly is this Easter season.        


Linking up with Chatting at the sky today.  


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  1. I am so missing Parenthood. It was the only TV series I watched. And it made me cry just about every episode. Such goodness. Love this --- "May God blow our selfish assumptions away that we may see Jesus for who He truly is this Easter season." Amen!
    Blessings to you.

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    1. My heart smiles when you visit here : )

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  2. First off, your blog is so lovely.
    Secondly: The coupon is for sure a sign. Spring for the chicks.
    Thirdly: Parenthood makes me cry the ugly cry.

    Love your list!

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    1. I know - coupon, right? Thanks for reading :)

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  3. Thank God you saw those pedestrians! And I love how you tied it in about seeing the Messiah as well. I love spinach salads, too! Happy Easter.

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  4. Oh, you've had a busy month! The UPS thing is funny/weird - made me chuckle. Also, I love that you used 'ding dong'. I say that all the ding dong time. I, too, have always wanted to chickens but cannot get my husband on board. This, though, was gold, "May God blow our selfish assumptions away that we may see Jesus for who He truly is this Easter season." Amen, and thank you for that breath of fresh air. I needed that.

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  5. "They guy in front of you at the UPS store may or may not be asking how he can overnight an envelope of "powder" to China and how much would it cost. (In case you are wondering - $7200)."

    That is a definite what....what...WHAT. Maybe he mistranslated important document as powder? Maybe it was a traditionak potion of ground rhino horns to heal a sick person and he needed to get it there quickly. Maybe it was powdered sugar to upend someone's low carb diet.

    Oh...I am curious now.

    So...did he overnight it?

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  6. Mindy, I either smiled or laughed the entire time I read your post! You do have a way with words and the sense of humor to make it so delightful. I ugly-cried, too, while watching the last episode of Parenthood. Oh, what a great series it was, eh?!

    Your observations of "ordinary" daily events is so keen, and your descriptions a blast to read. I think we may be kindred spirits with a few things you mentioned (Irish music, Parenthood, your desire to raise chickens...all things I love.) I look forward to following your blog. Blessings, and keep writing and sharing from your life! Brenda

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  7. i love the irish music and the irish dancing! i may have tried to dance, too :) during the last season of so you think you can dance i thought i could and tried out each lesson they gave, much to the amusement of my family. good thing i can laugh along!

    parenthood? i miss it so much already, but it ended perfectly. i was so thankful. and also, soaked from my tears.

    xoxo

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  8. I burst out laughing about the grilled cheese and the Irish dancing and I was all about you and your daughter checking that guy out! One time my little niece and I followed a guy in black running at top speed through a neighbourhood because she thought he was 'a bad robber'. Turned out he was chasing his dog, lol. (we were in the car)
    I wish everyone could hear your important words about Easter. Such a meaningful time of year.
    This is one of my very favorite posts of yours, Mindy. Fabulous!

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  9. I love your "What I've Learned", Mindy. You have such a thankful, appreciative soul. Happy Easter!

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  10. Hi My Friend! I'm just stopping by to wish you a Happy Easter. May God bless you and yours with his abundant grace in this holy season.
    Blessings!
    Ceil

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  11. I am missing Parenthood so much that as soon as it was over I started watching it all on Netflix. I am finally in the finale, again, and I am sure will cry big tears, again.

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