Saturday, October 30, 2010
supposedly for pastor's appreciation since October is pastors appreciation month.
Tuesday my friend kept telling me she was having a dinner Thursday at her home for the pastor.
Could I come?
Yes, I kept telling her, since the party was at 7:00 and I got out of TOPS at 5:30 I would have plenty of time.
TOPS is about 20 miles from my home and I was to give the program that afternoon.
Then her home is between my home and TOPS only she is further North.
Then she started asking me What salad do you like that I make
Next she asked me which did you like at my birthday party.
I said you need to ask the pastor.
She said oh no, I'm asking you for the pastor.
I thought, ok, it is for me. LOL
I will have to eat cake.
Well, Thursday came. I thought I will have to drive 20 miles to the town where TOPS is then will have to drive the 20 miles home through rush hour traffic, get home for about 15 minutes and drive to her house in another town which will take longer than it did me to get to TOPS.
I called her. Can I just come earlier?
She said I can't entertain you as my husband always helps me cook and he has to work late. I said I didn't expect you to entertain me.
Well my sons can't entertain you, one has to do home work and one has to do something else.
I said, I didn't expect them to entertain me.
Well, I said how about the bedroom you said is mine can't I just take a nap.
She said, WELL, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO.
So I knew she wanted me to get there last for the SURPRISE
So I went to TOPS, gave the program, then talked to a friend who was having some problems, prayed with her. Voila, took up some minutes but not enough.
Ok, it is pastor's appreciation so stopped by to get a gift card for him.
Was going to do it anyway as Sunday at church they are having a celebration for him.
Went on home. Changed my clothes. Had about 15 minutes left and took out again
I'm burning the highway up.
And people ask me if I drive. Do I drive
Yes, I drive. I can't all that distance.
I get to the house. One of the sons comes out and escorts me in.
Everyone is there including the pastor.
I said don't you mean happy pastor's appreciation day?
No it is for your birthday.
I ate good for me except for a small piece of cake. REALLY I DID!
Then the gifts. Beautiful and so much fun.
When I finished I asked for my purse.
Went and stood by my pastor, Put my hand on his shoulder and said now since this is pastor's appreciation celebration I brought somthing for him.
Took out the card with the gift card.
Then I asked, Now where are the rest of the gifts for the pastor
He looked embarrassed, the others flabbergasted.
My pastor thinks I am a very serious person, the others know better.
NOW I SAID "THE END". This is why. I cannot eat sweets without wanting more.
Everytime I am where sweets are they come running, stick to my belly, my thighs, and every
place else so I have asked some of you to hold me accountable.
Thank you. I DO HAVE TO GIVE UP SWEETS. And if I slip you will know.
This is a long post but hope I didn't just lose it.