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Topic: Spam (not the meat) (11/03/11)
TITLE: Ear Plugs
By Tracy Nunes
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<b>♫ Though none go with me, still I will follow.
No turning back, no turning back. ♫
That was "I have Decided to Follow Jesus"... here on your favorite Christian music station. </center></b>
<i>What a beautiful song, Lord. My heart aches when I hear it. I wish I had always followed You, no matter who went with me...
O-k-a-y, so...where next on my To-Do List? The bank, not my favorite place. I hope the lines aren't long.</i>
"Hi, Sheila, what can we do for you today?"
"I need to deposit this check and pay my water bill."
"Sure, thing, just a moment."
<b>♫Yeah, oh yeah...
I don't ke-ah...cause, yeah, oh yeah...
I'm gonna play the game my way.♫</center></b>
"Here's your deposit receipt Sheila. Anything else I can do for you?"
"Yeah, I've always wanted to go to Paris. Can you do anything about that?"
"Ha! Sure, I'll take care of it. I'll go with you and leave that lousy husband of mine home with the kids."
"Oh, don't I wish. Instead, I have to go get some food for mine."
<i>Now, to get some grocery shopping done. Oh great, the store's crowded. This is going to take forever.
Where's my shopping list? Oh, good! There it is. Thought I forgot it.
Let's see...tomatoes, onions, peppers...</i>
<b>♫ Us girls have got to stick together.
The boys don't understand, not now.. or ever.
We know that we're better. ♫</b></center>
<i>Bread...Oh, yes, Danny wanted some sour dough. When doesn't he want sour dough? That's the question. Can regular bread ever be enough for him?
Let's see...milk, eggs.
Oh yeah, Tofu. I forgot to put that one the list. I wonder if he'll ever notice that I've lost some weight? Humph! Who am I kidding? Sandra noticed, but I doubt Danny ever will.</i>
<center><b>♫ The boys don't understand, not now.. or ever. ♫</center></b>
"Wow, lots of groceries today, Sheila! Having company?"
"No, I just had to get caught up. The pantry was looking bare."
"Need help taking your groceries out to the car, Sheila?"
"No, Betty, I think I can manage. Thanks anyway."
<i>Okay...now to load the car. Why didn't I let them help me and save my back? Next time, I'll take whatever help they offer me. Danny's right, I'm getting old.</i>
<center>Passing Car Radio:
<b>♫ Pretty Baby, you look so sweet
Pretty Baby, you make me complete
My, oh my, Pretty Baby...♫</center></b>
No, not so pretty anymore. Sometimes, I wish I were young again and someone sang that song about me. But, of course, nothing is ever about me. Just once I'd like to be in charge and do things my way. Men can be such imbeciles.
<b>♫ All to Jesus I surrender;
humbly at his feet I bow,
worldly pleasures all forsaken;
take me, Jesus, take me now.
I surrender all, I surrender all... ♫</center></b>
<i>Jesus, help me surrender all. It's so hard sometimes, but I do want your will. Help me, Lord. There are so many voices. They keep getting through, even though I try to block them out. Help me only hear Your voice.
Oh good, Danny's home working on his truck. He can help me with the groceries.</i>
<b>♫ Me and the boys are going to race tonight..
We're gonna rock and fight.
We're gonna close down the town
and stay out till the sun comes back around. ♫</center></b>
<i>Ear plugs...Maybe I need ear plugs.</i>
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