Is there any more perfect combination in a kids mind than the lure of The Dollar Store and the wallet of a grandparent? I'm not sure I can think 0f one. Ask any of my three older kids what their favorite things in life are and the Dollar Store is sure to hit the top five for all three of them. Add to that the abundant indulgence of a grandparent and you have a child's utopia. My kids are in Memphis for the weekend..... pause here for dramatic effect... just imagine the quiet, the conversation, the dinners out at adult venues, the SLEEP... that has occurred in this house this weekend. Oh yeah, back to the topic, so, my kids have gone to spend the weekend with Maggie and Gee (Brian's parents) and they are capping off the weekend with a trip to their favorite venue. I can't wait to see the treasures they bring home.
They will be surprised to see that we are bringing home another treasure from the weekend too. My dad called me yesterday to tell me that a stray dog has shown up at his house. It's a small male dog that looks like a miniature Golden Retriever. According to my dad, it's a fairly young, very friendly dog who needs a new home (because when you live on a farm like my dad, if you don't have a purpose or a job, you don't get fed) so he asked if I would "foster" him and find a home. SO, of course, bleeding heart for all things homeless.... yes, I'll take it. I'll post of photo of him once we get him here and I get him cleaned up, etc.... just in case you're in the market for a smallish Golden Retriever. :)
In the meantime, please head over to Katie's blog and check out what's happening in Uganda. Our friends, Mike and Suzanne, are there this week, getting their hands on those precious children and letting God get His hands on them in a new way. It really makes me long to serve Him more!
" You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you."