Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Not all it's cracked up to be...

I've been thinking lately of how some things in life are just not all they're cracked up to be. Do you ever find yourself wanting something, only to get it and be disappointed?

Like trying a recipe that you think sounds fabulous, only to decide you shan't be using that one again?!

Here are some of my more recent examples:

Photoshop Elements. I'd wanted this forever, and finally got it this summer. While I know it is a good program, so far, it's not all it's cracked up to be because it's complicated! I have not had time to figure it out!!

600 Thread Count Brushed Cotton sheets. Got some. Pretty color, soft, comfy. Good sheets. Except...get this. They are noisy. like when you toss and turn, the are just noisy. It's hard to describe, but it's not fun! Here I thought I'd be sleeping in luxury... maybe they'll quiet down after they have been washed a few times?

Toenails. I have to tell you, I just think there's nothing cute about feet or toes on anyone over the age of 6. Paint them however you want, they're just yuck. Why did God give us toenails? Fingernails OBVIOUSLY we need to use to open things and pop zits. But toe nails? can't figure that one out.

the recent air show. We were quite excited to go to the airshow. Hannah was pumped to see the big airplanes. We made our way there around 9;50, expecting a short wait. After waiting stuck in traffic for over 30 minutes, moving only a block, with about 1.5 miles left still to go...which would then be followed with waiting in line for a shuttle bus and security, we bailed. The airshow, for those who waited for-ev-er to get in, or for those like us who just gave up trying- was definately not all it was cracked up to be!

Thank goodness, on the other hand, that God is MORE than we can possibly make him. He's shown that this week in the form of giggles, kisses, gloriously wonderful weather, and many other things!

What have you found is "not all it's cracked up to be" in your life... what has far exceeded your expectations?!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No god gave us toenails. The fact that we have toenails enforces Darwin's belief (and any other sane person) that we evolved from other animals that required claws on their limbs. Man hasn't been around long enough for the claws to disappear completely.

Incidentally, I used a quote similar to this some time ago. You will find it if you search for:

Just ask yourself this: "Why did God give us toenails?"

It's how I discovered your site.