Yesterday we were out for a family time. We had a great afternoon all being together. Michael offered to treat our children with milkshakes from Steak N Shake. Everyone was thrilled except our oldest son. He NEVER does those kinds of things. It is rare that he will even partake of dessert. He is our weight lifter/football player. He is the nut in the family. I guess every family has to have one. Truth be told I wish I had his dedication to staying fit, but I don't. As we were getting milkshakes, he (the nut) saw a Starbucks. He loves coffee and sweet tea, but again he never drinks it because caffeine is bad for him. (Buhumbug)!! He cracked in a moment of weakness and asked his dad to get him a cup of coffee at Starbucks instead of a milkshake. Michael agreed and each of them enjoyed something that none of us could pronounce. I tasted both of their drinks. They were good, but not that good. 2 cups of something that nobody from the country could ever pronounce cost $8.58!!!!! Can you believe that...and if that wasn't enough they don't even fill the cups full. I guess they are watching out for our well being because you know that we might spill some of that hot stuff on ourselves! See we don't get out often and go to places that sell food because we do that nicely at home, and apparently for a whole lot cheaper!
Let's add up the cost of 5 milkshakes ($12) and 2 something coffee that nobody from the country can pronounce ($8.58) equals a whole lot of money for a few drinks. Hey, maybe we should all open up restaurants and convince people that a plate of beans and cornbread should be valued at around $15!!!! Hey, we could even throw in an onion slice and a small spoonful of homemade relish! All we would have to do is to get the city mice to come to the country and we could all be rich! Nahhh... I couldn't do that. I would rather share my beans and cornbread and homemade relish anyway!!! I will even make an entire pitcher of sweet tea for a lot less than $8.58...and that includes all the sugar I use. We always have an extra glass left because our oldest nut won't ever drink that!
grace and peace,