Friday, March 7, 2008

I Should've Said This Old Gray Donkey Ain't What She Used to be

I believe I mentioned in a previous post, that #3 and I have this little game we play on the trampoline called "Donkey". We jump and I crawl around on all fours while she is on my back. Strangely enough, as I was just jumping around I happened to turn a certain way and BAM! I have horrible pain in my neck, my back and now it is even starting to run down my arm.

I guess I won't be playing Donkey for awhile. Or, cooking, cleaning or driving if I can help it. Sleeping didn't work very well either.

But, I did manage to enjoy the Matthew West/Jeremy Camp/Toby Mac concert last night. The Husband had bought me tickets for our anniversary and we left the girls with a new babysitter that came highly recommended.

As we walked into the arena last night I told The Husband I didn't feel like I was almost 38, I felt so much younger (concerts can do that to you). I had on my cool jeans and my hair was freshly flat ironed. I even had on my Claire's retro earrings nearly identical to a pair my mom had back in 1975. I was feeling pretty cool.....

Until we sat down in the midst of every teenager on the east coast. What in the world? Ohhhh....Toby Mac. Apparently I am one of a few people in this age bracket that thinks he is just the coolest of cool. After we had to ask some kids to move out of our seats I leaned over and whispered to The Husband I didn't feel like almost 38, I felt like 46! They were all just so ....youthful. And, annoying, but "peace out, Dudes, I'm cool with your screaming and kicking my seat 'cause I'm down with Jesus and He loves you, so I love you, too".


At one point, The Husband left to check out some CD's and came back with three. He explained they were such a good deal....3 for $30. I, of, course started calculating the grand total of this evening including another $30 for babysitting and I start to break out in a sweat. Relax, I tell myself. It is my own fault....I know not to send The Husband anywhere he can make a spontaneous purchase! He and #1 came home from soccer the other day with the DVD game, "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader". I'm thinking....did you miss the memo that I QUIT MY JOB, PEOPLE??? If it is not food for our bodies or gas for our cars you need to turn in a purchase request 2 weeks prior for approval. Besides, I have all of #1's textbooks from 5th grade when we home creative and make up your own game with them!

Needless to say, I took back the DVD game the next day. "Unauthorized purchase", I told the customer service lady. But, I couldn't take back the concert CD's so we enjoyed them on the way home.

The concert was really good. Not the best I've been to, but I had already seen Jeremy Camp play at Purple Door and TMac (that's what I like to call him cause I'm cool like that) opened for Third Day. Jeremy Camp was outstanding. This man has a heart after God. My eyes teared up several times listening to songs like Take You Back.

Despite the pain in my neck the concert was great and so was my wonderful husband. I just loved sharing some fries with him and when he smiled over at me during the concert I felt my heart go pitter-pat. I even managed to wave my arms around and hop up and down during several songs.

Not bad for an injured donkey, if I say so myself.


Natalie said...

Can I just say you bring a smile to my face each and every morning. From one injured donkey to another...have a great weekend.

Livin' Life said...

I love toby mac and jeremy camp too. See the youngins just don't realize these guys are actually our age and not their's. We are the true fans!!!

I hope you are feeling better. No more tramoplines for you and no more snow boarding for me!!

The Gang's All Here! said...

Ditto Nat! You make me laugh so hard. In fact, I have to train myself NOT to go to your blog first in my little routine every morning. I'd rather enjoy the delish suspense of waiting and watching the list as I tick down my regulars. I love this post.

It reminds me of how I felt at our Genesis concert, mucho posts back!

Thanks for the giggle, on a cold, dreary and icky morn.

Classic MaMa said...

We love Jeremy Camp! Glad you had a good time.

On Fire For Jesus said...

That is true you make me laugh many times when I read your blog! Hope your neck is feeling better.

BTW - I tagged you for a meme on my blog!

Toknowhim said...

Thanks for stopping by today and visiting my blog... I will have to come back later and check out your blog... I have to ask...what is Nerts? :)

samismom22 said...

Oh I am older then you and I really wanted to go to that concert last night also! I saw Toby Mac this summer at the Creation Festival and he was one of my favorite shows of the whole festival. Talk about high energy!
I would have also enjoyed Jeremy Camp....I tried to win tickets but no luck.
Sounds like you had a great time.....even with all those whatever dude! LOL

mama2dibs said...

I didn't get to enjoy my Jeremy Camp concert. My mom convinced me to bring my four month old daughter. BIG MISTAKE!!! Bethany Dillon was fine...then The After's came on. WAY TOO LOUD for a baby. So, I spent the rest of my time (including Jeremy's portion) listening from the lobby and enjoying all of the compliments on how cute my daughter was. Now she's three...what happened?