Comedic rantings of a pastor’s wife recently moved to Texas…yes that’s me Trish Southard who is suppose to be unpacking boxes and I’ve been packing pounds. Packing pounds is a way to let all of you know when the Lord said “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness” in John 10:10 who knew it would include a full backside. I located our scale in a box yesterday and thought seriously about donating it to the Goodwill. I wondered how the excess fluff and fullness arrived on my posterior, and the lightbulb came on as I veiwed reciepts in my wallet. Our dining establishments this past week have been the following in no particular order….Daylight Donuts, Texas Land and Cattle Company, Smokey Mo’s BBQ, Einsteins, Moonie’s Burger House, Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits, J and J Bar-B-Que and a delicious mexican restaurant El Jardin’s. We also enjoyed and Italian dinner in catered by our friends the Palmers, a Sugar Bowl party and a Fiesta Bowl party. I asked at Moonies if they had a Trader Joe’s in town and the waitress said aaaahhhh honey its way down in south Austin, you best make due with what we have up north Austin it’s about an hours drive south of here.
The spread of girth has even traveled to our smallest furry friend Daisy. She is enjoying a new doggy door. We all noticed as the week progressed here in Austin she is having a harder time getting through. Her front half is fine, her hind quarters are carrying a bit of junk in the trunk. She consumed burgers from various diners on our way to Texas.
Our little Daisy has road poundage catching up to her. I really have no way to spiritualize this experience except to say I’ll probably need to begin fasting and turning to the Lord each time I’m tempted to turn into Moonie’s.
I failed to mention almost all these yummy Texas establishments are within walking distance of our lovely home, my friend Ann Kroeker prayed specifically for a home close to the town center. I have walked to Daylight Donuts.
So I’m gonna name it and claim it today …Exodus 14:13
“Don’t be afraid. Just stand where you are and watch, and you will see the wonderful way the Lord will rescue you today.”
Father rescue me from the sin of gluttony and allow me to enjoy the delicious food of Austin in moderation.
V. Raymond Edmond said it best…”Some of our shortest prayers are our most effectual ones.”
hee hee. don’t worry! you’re gorgeous and i’m sure you’re exaggerating! plus, you’ll have lots of time in austin now to try all the new yummy spots out… 🙂 i always find that it’s hard when i get to a new place and haven’t quite settled in or don’t have my own kitchen set up yet. it’s just more convenient to go out for the first few weeks! i have to say that i’m impressed that you WALKED to the donut place. i mean, if you think about it, that’s kind of like canceling it out, right? honestly, you’re in one of, if not THE best spot in texas for outdoor fun and activity! Austin is a super active city so i’m sure you’ll be out walking, hiking, biking, doing triathlons in no time once you get settled.
i miss seeing you at moms class, trish! you are such an amazing woman and friend!
Can’t wait to come visit. Maybe next Sunday (a week from now), we’ll come see Todd preach!
You are too funny sista!
Texas has some wonderful places to eat. I agree with you it’s all about moderation. Starvation just does not work for girls who grew up in the great state of Iowa with its corn fed beef and down home country cookin!
You’ll find that happy medium sooner than you think. Can’t wait to enjoy the food when we come to visit. I am hoping that will be this
Rest in him and know that God does not make garbage. He has woven only the finest tapestry in his faithful followers. You are among
Your big sis
P S I’ll need to write a blog about being a lunch lady.