Tuesday, July 03, 2007

My Sister's Story of my Shopping Trip!

From Midnight Musings,

After a little bit of down time and just laying around visiting, we headed to Super Wal-Mart. It was almost too much for Jungle Mom and Yekwana Man to handle! I wish you could have been there. JM was running around the produce and not picking up anything! Finally she decided on a bag of peeled and washed baby carrots. Then a bag of salad. Then she started getting in the groove! Since they had just arrived into town and Clint is flying out early Monday morning to pick up a van they purchased up in Tennessee from a friend, JM wanted enough food for the 2 days her hubby would be away. Well by the end of the first aisle, her buggy was half full! We teased her to slow down on her choices as she still had lots of aisles to look at. She would just stand in awe at all the meat on the shelves! We did find some packages of turkey wings which made her laugh as she picked them up and said, "I have seen these lately." It was so much fun shopping.Can you imagine all of us in there like a caravan on a Saturday!? It was so crowded and we were so rowdy and just a-laughing at every little thing. Let's see, there was Clint, Rita, Jewel, Jayde, John, Josh R, and myself all grocery shopping! What a hoot we had! I would have given anything to have had my digital camera with me!

Jungle Mom adds: Still waiting for internet at the house! Please keep reading! Dont give up on the Jungle Hut!!

20 comments:

Judith said...

When you read this, please know I will never give up on you. Your faith and sensible attitude about everything inspires me.

The Wal Mart frenzy sounded like a pleasant adventure, even for turkey wings.

Happy, Happy fourth of July. I love America too!!!

Saur♥Kraut said...

Rita, you're in Florida??? I'd love to meet you. If you get a chance, drop me a line at saurblog at hotmail dot com. ;o) Enjoy your time!

luvvom said...

This sort of reminds me of when I was about 11yr old. We were very poor and ate mostly bean, rice, and tortillas. Back then, grocery stores use to put "fresh" food that they threw away in large garbage cans. We use to go to the store twice a week and get their thrown out produce. It was mostly loose lettuce, but we got a little fruit and veggies. One day a family came to visit us who were in the same denomination as we were. I guess they saw how poor we were and took us shopping for food. I remember being so excited about shopping and getting ketchup and sugar and chocolate! :o) I will never forget their kindness even though they probably don't even remember visiting us. God remembers too!

Julie's Jewels said...

I'm not going to give up on you Sister!! I'm sorry I havne't been keeping up with things. I've been on here for about 3 hours off and on today checking blogs. My computer has been acting up today so its been hard to get this done in a timely fashion.

jennifer said...

I could never give up on my favorite political commentor/comedienne/ fun/ Christian blogger, now could I?

Have fun assimilating back to the US!
Jen

***My favorite 2 posts were the weekly menu and global warming!
I am still cracking up, :O)***

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I would never, never give up on Jungle Hut. I am so glad you are in the USA. Enjoy the shopping and everything. Have a very happy fourth you and all of your family. love to you all. connie from Texas

Bethannie Zenisek said...
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Bethannie Z said...

Too funny! I can so see you Rita running up & down the aisles with wide eyes and a giddy laugh! Wish I could have been there to see it!

Hope to get together soon!
love ya,
Bethannie Z

Dawn said...

This blogging is definitely addictive, isn't it? Our computer was out of commission for two days for new RAM and I about went nuts.

I'm so glad you are safely home. I watched my SIL from England (which is definitely not a third world place) be totally overwhelmed in the cereal aisle one year when they were home. I feel that way myself with all the toothpaste choices. Ridiculous!!

Michael said...

Ah, that ex-pat culture shock in the grocery store. It's great, isn't it?

It's the little stuff that makes us really love the States, and it's good to get a reminder sometimes.

Happy Fourth.

Elízabeth said...

Hehehe... Rita, I understand the feeling. It's overwhelming!!!
It's like too much information for your eyes and when it gets to your brain; you are already confused and cannot understand what is happening!!!! (wait till you shop for clothes, that's gotta be the worst: choices, choices...)

You'll get used to it, though
;-)

I'm so glad you guys are having a blast. Hurry with the internet conection! We miss your frequent posts!!!

Liz

Jungle Mom said...

saurkraut,i think I am near to you. I am in St. Pete.

Jungle Mom said...

Bethanie, Hey girl! Cant wait to see you and the baby!!! How long have you been reading my blog!?!?!

Jungle Mom said...

Liz, I miss you and it is weird!! I never even met you in Venezuela but now I feel so far away!!!

Bethannie Z said...

Hey Neighbor!

I've been reading your blog as of last week. Gloria F. from NH forwarded the address to me.

Check your email, we all need to get together ASAP!

Elízabeth said...

Rita, if I get my hands on cheap tickets.. we'll see each other!
I'm looking for sales, you know, those 2X1
;-)
Liz

Gayle said...

This was a wonderful read, Rita. People who have lived here all there lives take all of this for granted. It's such a shame that they don't know how lucky they are.

God bless!

Gayle said...

I can't see the comment I just left because it's being held in moderation, so I don't remember whether I said "people here" or "many people here". I meant to say the latter, because of course a lot of us do realize what we have. It's just a shame that so many don't.

Linds said...

I am so glad to know you are back in America safe and well. I am also looking forward to reading the things I always sense you are not saying!

Caraqueña said...

I can just SEE that group in Walmart! You must have attracted quite a bit of attention...lol!