But I'm going to die someday, I just don't know when. The odds are that I may have already passed the half-way point. Every year as new aches and pains emerge, my perspective is slowly changing. In the one Psalm written by Moses, he says "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." (Psalm 90:12 NIV) [Psalm 39 really applies too.] Well, maybe I'm starting to get a little wiser, because I really want to start paring down my comic book collection. I look at my huge cluttered room of long boxes and toys and I don't have time left to hassle with this stuff (look for ebay sales soon -- I hope). There are certain books that I will never EVER read again -- why keep them then. I can't believe I'm saying this, but maybe less really is more?! The good news is that I don't have to fear death, even though there's plenty more living to look forward to, because as a Christian I know my soul is secure for eternity in Christ.
|Don't get too excited those are old well-loved figures in new cards.|
|More disorganizd than usual thanks to Comic-Con.|
So, I'm living it up today with dark chocolate and pizza (I already had Chicken Taco Rice yesterday -- my favorite meal). I also achieved a goal that I've been striving to obtain for almost 5 years -- I got my LEGO Death Star!!! It was sweet too. I had a 10% off coupon and was hoping there was some sort of double VIP points, but that promotion didn't start until next month after my coupon expired. However, there just happened to be a set in a damaged box that was marked down 10%. So with my coupon I got 20% off (a savings of $80). PLUS I got to use my $25 credit from previous VIP points. AND I'm earning more credit with this purchase (maybe up to $20). All told I've saved well over a hundred dollars. It's so AWESOME and I'm eager to build it. Although it'll probably take me a week or two, because I do it very very slowly, savoring every brick.
|+2 years and counting...|
|Side by side with my favorite toy from Christmas 1978. Too bad it doesn't have an elevator.|