I have had a pretty crazy day so far!
I left this morning about 7:50 am and just got home about 1:45pm. I started out the morning thinking I would go to one or two garage sales and then Target. Well....the morning didn't really work out as planned. I went to a garage sale and found some cute clothes for Brenna. As we were walking to our car, Brenna kept pointing to the park across the street w/ a neat wooden play area. I was having a debate in my mind at this point....keep my agenda or let Brenna have some fun. Thankfully one of the guys in connection group last night was talking about selfless love, so the Holy Spirit convicted me to not be selfish with my time and have some fun w/ my daughter. So we ended up playing for about 45 minutes and had a great time. Then I decided to go to two other garage sales...didn't find anything. Then Target...only got a card, but looked at a lot of stuff. Then I decided to go to Salvation Army....didn't find anything. It was about 11am, so I decided to go to Goodwill before we came home for lunch. I found a cute GAP t-shirt. When I went to leave, my car wouldn't start. It was completely dead. I called Jared...he was at a closing and said he would be there in 15 minutes or so....it was about 23 min....not that I was counting or anything :) During that time I put Brenna in the stroller and went into Hy-Vee to buy some water and 2 apples. We sat outside on a bench, eating our apples, waiting for Jared. Brenna loved her apple...she ate it whole and almost ate the entire thing! It was messy, but kept her very content. Once Jared got there he tried to start it, but with no success. He tried to find someone with jumper cables, but couldn't find anyone. Fortunately we got a hold of one of our friends, Brett, who lives in an apartment complex right across the street. He just finished finals yesterday and was free today....so he came over with some cables...which didn't fix the problem. Jared had a 1:15 apt in Huxley, so he needed to get going. Brett offered to go to Wal-Mart to get us a new battery and then install it. What a blessing he was for us today!!! While he did that Brenna & I walked across the street to McDonalds. Brenna only wanted to eat fries, dipped in ketchup of course, and the pickles off my sandwich. Brett was pulling up just as we were walking up to the car. It took him about 3 minues to get the new battery in. The car started right up! Praise the Lord!
My hour outing ended up being about 6 hours!!! Brenna is now napping....I think I need to join her!