Troy took Paige and Ike to go do the team shopping yesterday. The list for team shopping is always quite large. In addition to the team list we were picking up some items for Licia. There is something kind of creepy feeling about buying that much food all at once. Not that it is wrong but just that you're always ultra aware of it in this country. Just outside the doors of the grocery store are thousands of people that live meal to meal - literally hoping to sell something so they can buy dinner for the next day. That can make you feel a little bit squirmy while you pile a cart full of food to feed 20 people for a week or two.`
I always write the list in the order of the aisles to make the shopping go faster. We use the same menus for each team, and as long as all of the important items are in the store we never vary the list too much. The things we have had trouble getting we stocked up on in the U.S. and brought back. We know where to find cheese when cheese cannot be found. It is all a game that requires skill and imagination.`
Yesterday the list said "30 Hamburger buns" which meant 30 total buns. Troy sent Paige to grab the buns. He said he laughed when she came wheeling back toward him with 30 bags of buns (300 buns). Troy said the entire cart was full of just hamburger buns and she came back concerned because Licia's order would not fit. They corrected the error - the team arriving tomorrow will be offered more than just buns for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Paige informed me that Troy yelled at some guy for checking her out. Apparently it was a younger guy working at one of the stores and Troy noticed him staring at her and asked him if he could help him. The guy said no that he was just working. Troy said, "No - you're not working you're staring at my daughter - but you should go work." Paige was flattered by the protection - Troy was annoyed and thinks Paige should not be allowed to leave the house until she is 30.
Last night we were having fun at Troy's expense, laughing at him because something he said sounded like an observation only a girl would make. As he sat chatting with us; Jen and Tess told him he was turning girly hanging out with so many chicks all the time. He agreed that maybe he is more in touch with his feminine side. Tess said, "You are SUCH a girl - you cried at Dan in Real Life two nights in a row!" It is true. He watched it twice - he teared up twice.
I better go make some kids get dressed and get them producing some real work. Have a great Wednesday.
“Oh Lord, give me the heart of the servant. In every situation, on every occasion, may I seek to serve more than be served. May this become who I am.”