Day 47 & Day 48
Today is another first in Every Day with Chick-fil-A’s history: two days rolled up into one post. I have to be honest, it’s 9:19 p.m., I’ve been burning the candle at both ends, we have tons of stuff to do to get ready for Liza’s trip to pick up our son in Ethiopia, and I almost pushed this to a three-days-rolled-up-into-one-post post. But I’m definitely trying to man up and blog about my favorite restaurant who’s ever given me a VIP Black Card – Chick-fil-A. (Yes, they are the only restaurant who’s done that for me, so they’re #1 both in the program and in my heart!)
Day 47 was filled with emotion for me. I think the weight of Liza leaving, becoming a dad, the logistical preparation of running our business while she’s gone, and basically everything that should work not working (from the Internet router to my laptop to my leaky toilet to my sprinklers that won’t shut off to our website constantly crashing and believe it or not there’s more, but I’ll spare you) just got to me. I had a man-to-man conversation with my best friend in the world, Bjorn, a godly man and a great friend, and he spoke encouragement into my spirit and revived my hope in this exciting moment of our lives. For that, I’m very thankful. You know, most men I know don’t have a single friend that they can be completely vulnerable with, and yet I have many that if the stuff really hit the fan, they’d be there for me. Certainly Bjorn has, and it’s a reminder that Hebrews 3:12 really does work: “Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that you will not be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”
Whatever you think of the bible or of my use of the word “sin,” you gotta admit, good friends are hard to come by, and when you have one that will speak Truth into your life, it’s worth more than all the VIP Black Cards in the universe combined.
Fortunately all I need is ONE VIP card to get my free Chick-fil-A each day, including a #6 Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Strips® meal (4 piece of course) with waffle fries and a large Coke, which is what I had yesterday. Big thanks to Sandy for serving it up and making a first time appearance on Every Day with Chick-fil-A!
Now day 48 was a brand new day, and it was successful from moment my feet hit the ground. Coffee, bible, dogs, blog, co-op, then my afternoon run to Chick-fil-A. It was great to see my guy Andrew again, and we had a nice chat at the drive-thru window while I waited for my food:
What was on the menu today? #8 Chick-fil-A® Chargrilled Chicken Club Sandwich with waffle fries and a bottled water. It was a late run, around 4:30, and I hadn’t had lunch, so of course I was starving:
I have to say, the Chargrilled Club (no rabbit food) is quickly becoming a crowd favorite. And by crowd favorite I mean my favorite. Very excited that I found out about this provolone cheese too. I would’ve never tried this before my Every Day with Chick-fil-A days.
My meal was enough to fuel me up to finish the tile job in the bathroom I started over the weekend. And by finish I mean lay the tile. Still need to grout it (never done it before) and put the new toilet wax seal on (never done that either). Then I’ll need to patch a hole and hang a new towel rack, plus paint the room, and hopefully it will be ready for Baby T-Rex.
Pictures to come. More Chick-fil-A tomorrow.