The least crappy bag of crap EVER!

ANOTHER bag of crap! But, this one is different, folks….it was a GIFT from our wonderful friends Jason and Missy. We received a heavy priority mail box in the mail last week and to our surprise it was a box full of goodies….for BOTH OF US! As Missy wrote, “This package is a custom made box of crap and other important things…”. She went on to write, “I’m sure you will be able to distinguish the “crap” from “the important things” as well as you will most likely be able to determine who sent the crap and who sent the important things”. Ha ha. I hope to be able to elude to more of what is happening in our life in a near-future post but Jason and Missy are a couple of the select few in our lives that know what is truly going on. As things have been tough recently, they decided to send us a box of crap!

First there was a beautiful card and letter….addressed to the “love birds” (that’s us, I guess!).

Next was a stack of magazines/journals from several different sources such as Joyce Meyer and the Word of Faith. While outdated, the material in these journals DOES NOT EXPIRE. Ever. God’s word is forever.

Then there is a beautiful book titled Jesus Calling. I LOVE this book already. It is a devotional type book with a VERY BRIEF reading for each calendar day. I like the VERY BRIEF part because it also gives me the time then to read the 2-3 recommended scriptures with it. Each night since we have received this Adam has read from the book and then I read the scriptures before we pray. My favorite so far was from 10/17 where it started out with “Anxiety is a result of envisioning the future without Me”.

We next have a $25 gift card to Scheel’s Sporting Goods. We LOVE Scheel’s! For those of you that don’t know, Scheel’s is like Sportsman & Ski Haus in Whitefish-only on steroids; ie: 10 times bigger!

There is also another book. One that Missy has personally used for years that she is now gifting to me for my benefit, titled Prayers that Avail Much.

Then we get to some of the “fun & interesting” treasures in the box. My guess is that these are special items directly from Jason and Jason, each item has touched our heart. Seriously. While we may not understand them, they are beautiful in their own way and fill us with happiness. Ha! We’ve got a broken ol’ toy helicopter thingy, a bottle-opener from the Texas State Aquarium and a lovely gold leaf in a baggie with multiple pieces that I believe were once attached to it. I like to imagine it was a real leaf….from someone’s yard that they covered in REAL gold and we are just lucky enough to have it!

Here is a photo of our prized gifts:

Now, all I want to say is thank you, thank you, thank you Jason and Missy. Your bag of crap blessed us at a much needed time. It lifted our spirits which were down, made us laugh when there has not been much laughter and made us cry good tears, not the bad ones. It made us feel “not so alone” at a time when we were and the reading materials have continued to do so each and EVERY day. Thank you. We love you both and miss you dearly.

Another Bag of Crap

Yeppers, he did it again. Adam bought another bag of crap from woot.com. You may remember my description in the previous post about his first bag of crap and how exciting (apparently) and difficult it is for one to actually obtain a bag of crap. Having experienced the bag of crap already once this year, I wasn’t nearly as excited this time. The anticipation did nada for me as I knew that it really was going to be a bag. of. crap. A bag of crap for 8 bucks, that is.

But.

This bag of crap, people…..it was quite superior to the previous one Adam won (purchased). Yes, it is all still crap and I have no idea what to do with it but Adam wants me to be sure to tell you all that if you want any (ANY) of these items be sure to let us know but do it fast as he believes things will go quickly! Ha! He just requests that you cover the cost of shipping. Heh heh. Sure, we are most definitely willing to share our crap with you.

With no further ado, the loot:

Here we have one reusable tote from Belvedere Stationers. Got crabs? Adam does now and is thrilled to add this to his shopping totes in his car!

These are going in my Lamaze totes....I always have stress balls, play-doh, etc on the table during my classes to give people something to do with their hands if they want. Looking forward to some wibbly, squishy Lamaze fun...

Now this here appears to be some fancy stuff. Too bad we are trying to avoid these types of chemicals or we'd be sure to make quick use of this mighty fine kit. Surprisingly this retails for $25.99 on amazon.com. Not sure what is so $25.99 special about it.

And, here we have a lovely Disney 3-D blankie, complete with two pairs of 3-D glasses. Another surprise....there is one similar to this on amazon.com for $22.99. Wow, Adam's bag of crap has some value (not sure how much of an asset it actually is though).

And, last but DEFINITELY not least. Everyone ( I mean EVERYONE) needs ones of these bad boys and you can get your very own, folks, at amazon.com for $8.99:

In my opinion, this is perhaps the best item obtained from this particular bag of crap. What more in life is there if you have yourself a footflush?

Adam’s bag of crap

Yes, his bag of crap.

Have you heard of Woot.com? Every day there is a daily deal and then sometimes there is a “woot off” whereas when an item sells a new item is placed for sale right away. This website is Adam’s fav, you see. Apparently, unbeknown to me he has been dreaming of and trying to get their infamous bag of crap for years.  What is a bag of crap, you may ask? Here are the crap commandments listed when you go to try to buy a bag of crap (which is very difficult to do because according to Adam….THEY HAVE SOLD OUT EVERY SINGLE TIME I HAVE TRIED TO BUY ONE FOR YEARS!!!!!)

THE HOLY CRAP COMMANDMENTS
I. Thou shalt expect nothing beyond ONE bag of some kind and THREE crappy items.
II. Thou shalt not whine and complain when some people’s crap turns out to be nicer than yours.
III. Thou shalt take a moment to consider whether you might be better off just not buying this crap.

IV. Thou shalt not expect better crap just because things are different this time. Crap is crap.
V. To paraphrase Stephen Stills, shalt thou not get the crap you want, want the crap you get.

So, needless to say when he successfully got through and purchased a bag of crap he was so excited and watched the tracking number until the very day it got here….even knowing that it weighed 4.18lbs, this $8 bag of crap (that includes shipping and handling).

This is what it looks like when you buy it so I was very disappointed when there was actually no bag in the box. At times it is the simple things for me (only at times, though).

What was in his bag of crap? Mostly crap, you might say. The anticipation of getting it was worth it, though. Kind of like anticipating going on vacation and a whole lot cheaper so that is cool. Here is what he got:

  • Two baby bottles (actually they are fancy ones, too)
  • Ear muffs
  • Two flying monkeys (these would be more exciting if we could use them but we probably shouldn’t because we are thinking they may have had something to do with what started our dog’s seizure disorder). Just kidding, although it could be true but it does freak her out so we can’t use them.
  • An eyeclops projector case (anybody know what this or have a use for this?) ha ha
  • Set of two Aqua Globes to water your plants (all I’ve ever heard is they don’t work)….anyone else heard otherwise????

Here is a picture of the actual loot:

Should have had a paper bag in there...I'm just sayin'

Seriously...if anyone is needing an eyeclops projector bag let us know!