Season 3, Episode 8: Hello, Mate!

Hello, Mate! - Episode Description

Join us on this week’s Peas and Carrots Podcast as we kick things off with a light-hearted utensil tussle – are you Team Spoon or Team Knife when it comes to spreading mayonnaise? But it’s not all fun and games; we also share our personal takeaways from a month-long habit tracker. Discover the highs and lows of maintaining good habits, the quest to include more greens in our diet, and our heartfelt encounter with a newborn member of our church community. Plus, we debate the pros and cons of daylight saving time and share a few laughs over nocturnal phone screen shenanigans.

Listen in as we explore the complexities of faith in the professional realm. We open up about our own spiritual journey and how it’s shaped our approach to ministry work. The conversation takes a turn towards the profound as we discuss the necessity of grace in both ministry and relationships, focusing on the essential beliefs that unite Christians while extending a circle of grace to the varied interpretations of non-essential doctrines. And let’s not forget to touch upon the role of Old Testament laws and the true path to salvation through Jesus’s sacrifice – it’s a reminder to avoid judgment and embrace compassion.

Finally, ready your ears for a delightful linguistic jaunt as we compare the quirks of British and American English. From attempting (and failing) to nail British accents to deciphering terms like ‘trolley’ and ‘dummy’, this episode is a linguistic treat. Wrap up with us as we chuckle over classic British phrases and their American counterparts, all while paying homage to the cultural staples that make each version of English uniquely charming. So grab your headphones and a cuppa, and prepare for an episode that’s as cozy as mismatched socks on a chilly day.

Hello, Mate! - Transcript

0:00:00 – Announcer

We go together like Peas and Carrots. The Peas and Carrots Podcast, sharing life from our piece of the vegetable patch, Brian and Kayla Sanders. 

 

0:00:11 – Brian

Welcome the peas and carrots podcast. Hello, I’m Kayla and I’m Brian, and good to have you along for this week’s edition, which will be a lot of British stuff here in a little while. 

 

0:00:21 – Kayla

Well, don’t sound so excited. Well I’m, it’s gonna be fun. ‘Merica. This can be fun, I promise. Okay, all right, so I have an update. Can I have a little breaking? I need a breaking news. There we go a friend emailed the following oh this is verbatim. Okay, okay, you ready for this? 

 

0:00:43 – Brian

I’m ready. 

 

0:00:44 – Kayla

I have never in my life heard of spreading mayo with a spoon. 

 

0:00:51 – Brian

Well, your friend is not cultured. 

 

0:00:53 – Kayla

Oh. 

 

0:00:54 – Brian

Do I know who this friend is? 

 

0:00:56 – Kayla

You do. We’re not gonna give any names. That was very unkind. 

 

0:00:59 – Brian

Um well, this friend is team knife, so Okay if this is your first time ever listening to the piece, we had a debate about spreading mayonnaise with a spoon or a knife, and. I’m team spoon, I’m team knife. I’ve always been team spoon because you can put the In the jar and get a nice glob of Of not. 

 

0:01:24 – Kayla

We’re not doing this today. 

 

0:01:25 – Brian

All I’m saying is, and then spread normal people use a knife. You see, that’s a little bit. Of fencing is less spicy. 

 

0:01:34 – Kayla

It’s a little fancy. 

 

0:01:36 – Brian

Normal people. I Want to know who got what committee got together and voted that? What was normal? On how to spread mayonnaise? 

 

0:01:45 – Kayla

the knife people. 

 

0:01:49 – Brian

Being in room of serial killers. All right, we need the gun people over here and the knife people over here. That’s what we know. 

 

0:01:55 – Kayla

No no. 

 

0:01:56 – Brian

I’m just saying, I’m just saying no, that’s pretty. 

 

0:01:59 – Kayla

no, okay, okay, all right, well, all right. Praise. 

 

0:02:02 – Brian

God, you feel better now? No, not really, but I have Godzilla with me, so I’m good, okay. 

 

0:02:09 – Kayla

All right. 

 

0:02:11 – Brian

What we have learned. Okay, now we’ve been doing this whole habit tracker for the month of February. For the month of February. 

 

0:02:16 – Kayla

We have our trainer asked us to start admitting some things. For example, are we sleeping seven plus hours a night? Are we Adding protein to our meals? Are we Cleaning the fridge? 

 

0:02:35 – Brian

Yeah, well, I’m gonna say clean the fridge. We don’t like cleaning out, yes, like Purging foods that we should all be walking that kind of stuff yeah so what did we learn this last month? Well one. I need a calendar to reminder to even go in there and do this thing, because it does not cross my mind. That’s the first thing. 

 

0:02:56 – Kayla

It reminded me that habits are good but they are hard, and that it’s easy to talk ourselves out of things. Yeah that are good for us, because we like our comfort and our routine. Oh, so it’s been very interesting, what I guess. I apparently do not like to go outside if it’s below 50 degrees, because that’s the one category that if I got dinged for this month, it’s the number of days that I could not check the box that I went outside for 15 minutes or more. 

 

0:03:26 – Brian

If it’s below 80 degrees. What do you carry with you? 

 

0:03:29 – Kayla

a sweater. Okay, yes, that’s it. It’s been interesting. 

 

0:03:33 – Brian

Um, did you notice that she didn’t say sweater? How’d you say it? 

 

0:03:37 – Kayla

Pretty little sweater. 

 

0:03:38 – Brian

Okay, there you go. 

 

0:03:40 – Kayla

Is that what I said? I’m really not sure what I said the first time Sweater, sweater she loves sweaters, but anyway. 

 

0:03:46 – Brian

So I learned that like I Need to eat more salad Cuz I just do. I mean I just, but they get boring. I mean, yeah, 10 days in I had a salad for lunch today. 

 

0:04:01 – Kayla

I think I’m good for the next seven days. So if you’ve seen that meme, with Winnie the Pooh. He’s patting his belly. He’s like is it working yet? Yeah, so we got to meet an adorable baby girl this week. Some friends from our church. They’re in our home group. They welcomed Joanna Esther last week. 

 

0:04:25 – Brian

She was adorable. She is so cute. Got to take them dinner last night. It was just really sweet. She’s what? Six days old and she wanted to hand the baby to us. 

 

0:04:34 – Kayla

I think, oh, I was a little scared. No, no, no, maybe next week, when you know. 

 

0:04:38 – Brian

When, whenever they’re like old enough to bounce off the floor. 

 

0:04:41 – Kayla

That’s when I’ll hold oh Okay, why, note to self, you’re not holding Joanna? Well, she was beautiful, she is. She’s precious. 

 

0:04:50 – Brian

I loved how proud mom and dad were of her. 

 

0:04:52 – Kayla

Oh, they should be. 

 

0:04:54 – Brian

Yeah, I was, but I was nervous that one of them was gonna drop her and that kind of stuff. I said total grandpa mode. Yes, you were so, yes, all right, it’s daylight-saving time. It is what I Felt atone. There was like Cold front moves to this studio just now. Anybody else feel that? 

 

0:05:18 – Kayla

I love the extra daylight, but I don’t like losing my hour of sleep. 

 

0:05:23 – Brian

At our age. We wake up at two o’clock in the morning in the end way and lay there on our phones for an hour. 

 

0:05:29 – Kayla

No, no, no, no, you do. 

 

0:05:32 – Brian

Oh Well, just last night you turned on the TV and because your phone was glowing in the room. That’s not true. We’re not gonna have this argument, it’s good. 

 

0:05:42 – Kayla

Everybody loves each other, but I’m digging a hole in the backyard for your phone. We did okay, but you have gotten into this pattern that you wake up around two and you have to go to the bathroom. You come back and you scroll your phone for a while and you have the brightest phone? I don’t. It’s on dark mode. I think it signals aliens and outer space. It’s that bright and so last night I couldn’t go back to sleep. So, yes, I turned on Frasier. 

 

0:06:15 – Brian

That’s what it was Frasier. So yeah, I heard raws. I was like I think that then I was gone. I was back asleep. So yeah did you say I pull out? No, I dozed back off oh yeah, all right, that’s good Pharisees and we’ve titled this segment Pharisee that. 

 

0:06:35 – Kayla

Mmm. 

 

0:06:35 – Brian

I’m gonna let you start off this segment. There’s a lot of things I want to say, but you’re a lot more gracious than I am. 

 

0:06:44 – Kayla

This has been an ongoing conversation between you and I and for those of you who are new to our podcast, I feel like we need to give a little background here. We work for a ministry that is Five radio stations, and they are spread throughout the east coast of the United States. 

 

0:07:05 – Brian

We are not owned by any denomination. We are not and we employ people. 

 

0:07:09 – Kayla

But we are a Christian ministry. We are a faith-based ministry. There is a side to ministry and this will make sense to some and sorry if not to others that being in ministry, like what we do, it has two sides to it. It has the church aspect, but it also has the business aspect and every once in a while someone will join us and think that this is just a glorified VBS. And then, if you add to it, we are all very complex beings with our own backgrounds that we bring into a workplace. 

 

0:07:49 – Brian

And some of us are more relaxed than others. 

 

0:07:53 – Kayla

And our like beliefs and but if you it’s kind of a potpourri of again it could mirror any other workplace that we have people who are of various faith, various stages yeah, but sorry, various denominations, what I was trying to say, various stages in their faith. Correct, they could be a new Christian. They could have been walking with Christ for 40 years. You’ve got the whole gamut. 

 

0:08:20 – Brian

Somebody’s old as dirt, like me. 

 

0:08:22 – Kayla

And we all have kind of our own journey that we bring with us, yep, and so you and I have a front row seat to this. You are the executive vice president for our organization. I work with our donor care division. 

 

0:08:36 – Brian

I’m the vice president of partner services. 

 

0:08:39 – Kayla

And it’s interesting to watch people as they assimilate into our organization and watch the way that we all kind of get to know each other. So that’s the background for what started this conversation, and then we’ve watched various other things outside of our ministry playing out. 

 

0:09:00 – Brian

And our church is big on grace. 

 

0:09:02 – Kayla

It is. 

 

0:09:03 – Brian

And so as we’ve mentored people and as we’ve watched people come into the organization and as our church and we’ve been part of it, so there are things that we’ve seen, things that we’ve experienced in our own journey and as we’ve walked through. 

 

0:09:21 – Kayla

Admittedly, our background was Southern Baptist. We were both raised in the Southern Baptist Church. We are now Presbyterian, so we will. Pca be fully transparent about that. 

 

0:09:37 – Brian

PCA all the way. 

 

0:09:38 – Kayla

It seems like an ongoing conversation. For you and I, this year has been about this one statement, and then we’ll build off this. It is so easy for all of us, as humans, to fall into the trap that to be in good standing with Christ, it’s Jesus plus our striving. 

 

0:10:00 – Brian

And it’s not. It’s Jesus plus nothing. 

 

0:10:02 – Kayla

Nothing. 

 

0:10:03 – Brian

Tullian Tchividjian, who, if you can spell that name correctly, we’ll send you a fifty dollars. He actually wrote a book called Jesus plus nothing, excellent. But we think that like we can stay in his good grace or that we earn his favor by doing and marking things off, or you know, I’m saying if we can check all the boxes. 

 

0:10:27 – Kayla

Yeah, I did my diva, I read my Bible, I tithed, I prayed. I watched nothing or read nothing that would cause me to stray. I gave to someone in need. I had more faith. I didn’t mess up as much as them air quotes. 

 

0:10:45 – Brian

And that’s a danger, because when you say them like now, it’s not us in this race together, it’s me versus them or us versus. 

 

0:10:56 – Kayla

Well, it’s because we want to view ourselves more rightly and even more righteously. 

 

0:11:03 – Brian

Yeah, that’s a danger. 

 

0:11:04 – Kayla

And so it’s something that you and I have. We’ve been talking about it a lot. We’ve been kind of holding the mirror up to ourselves, asking ourselves some questions. 

 

0:11:16 – Brian

And this is the first thing I want to say to this Give grace on the non-essentials. 

 

0:11:21 – Kayla

And what does that mean? 

 

0:11:23 – Brian

The essentials to me would be like the gospel it would be the divinity of Jesus, it would be the. Trinity. It would be that the word of God’s inspired all these. Yeah, you know, for me it’s the Westminster Confession of Faith, it’s the scripture, but non-essentials. Where do you send your kid to school? 

 

0:11:43 – Kayla

Right. 

 

0:11:44 – Brian

That kind of stuff. That’s a non-essential but we make it part of sometimes our righteousness. In other words, that person isn’t really a Christian because they send their kids to a school, or public school, or or they don’t send them to, like this particular Christian school. 

 

Yeah Well, that’s not in the scriptures and so don’t draw that circle so tightly. Yeah, all Christians believe Christ will return. There are some Christians who believe in what’s called a rapture and some not, and as a result, people start to draw circles, rear really tight that say, yeah, that, like that, you have to believe that if you’re going to be a Christian and you’ve got to give a little bit of grace there, because the Bible, it doesn’t lay out the full picture. So here’s where I am Give grace on the non-essentials.

 

0:12:43 – Kayla

Yeah. 

 

0:12:44 – Brian

That circle should include what is necessary. Everything else should be grace. 

 

0:12:49 – Kayla

Yeah. 

 

0:12:50 – Brian

And when we don’t do that, it starts to put conditions on people and we start to say that what Jesus accomplished wasn’t really enough. 

 

0:13:03 – Kayla

Yep, there it is. 

 

0:13:05 – Brian

That Jesus only accomplished so much, and now I have to make up the deficit. 

 

0:13:12 – Kayla

But here’s the most amazing part in the Old Testament there were laws. See, I’m gonna show you. I’m learning things. 

 

She’s going to this great women’s Bible study these laws were designed for the people of that time to show obedience and loyalty to serving God, and some of these laws are still applicable to us today. I mean they just are. But even then God knew the human condition. He knew we would fail. Jesus was the perfect Atonement for all the things we would need forgiveness. I mean there’s nothing else that needs to be added to that preach. There is no checklist that we need to complete every week preach. So to that, what would you say? 

 

0:14:01 – Brian

I’m gonna say don’t judge others who sin differently than you. 

 

0:14:05 – Kayla

Hmm. 

 

0:14:06 – Brian

Because he died for for those sins as well. Yeah, I sinned with food a lot. I’m really fighting that. I mean, I’m really in the fight with that. I can sin with, like my mouth. I get angry and I pop off stuff. And then I get angry at people who, like sinned differently than me. There are people who are like addicted to like different Substances. I get angry at them. Why it’s so stupid? I’m addicted to food. Why should I get angry at these people? It’s the dumbest thing. But it’s our own hearts that are bent away. 

 

0:14:40 – Kayla

Mm-hmm, because again, we all want to believe that we’re just a little bit more righteous than the person. But Struggling with that, back to your point. 

 

0:14:50 – Brian

but if we measure ourselves against the law, we all fail, yeah, and we’re all in need of grace and we all need Jesus. 

 

0:14:59 – Kayla

We do. We have shared Many, many podcasts with you and we’ll continue to share the ways that God is growing us, exposing what needs to be dug up or out of our hearts and minds. When we share an opinion with you, it is likely based on some kind of pruning that God is doing in us. We’re not attempting we’re just not, we’re not wanting to give you a list of must-dos To be in a good standing with Christ. Sure, there are things that we’re all challenged to do through his word, but the conviction needs to come from the Holy Spirit. 

 

0:15:41 – Brian

Amen it’s not any one of us that gets to guilt or judge another Into meeting my standard or my expectation, the only standard is the one that Jesus gives us preach, and and that’s the danger, because even the book of James teaches us that we shouldn’t judge the law. So here’s what she just said is that I want to put my standard on you. When that happens, that’s me saying I’m greater than the law of Christ. 

 

0:16:13 – Kayla

Yeah. 

 

0:16:13 – Brian

I am better than that and therefore I’m gonna write new laws. I’m gonna write new guidelines. Not at all. We should not shout where the Bible whispers, and we need to give the grace that we have been shown. Y’all, let’s be more like Jesus and yet less like ourselves. Yeah because he didn’t put conditions on us. Come to me, you who are weary and laden, and I will give you rest. 

 

0:16:41 – Kayla

Yep. 

 

0:16:42 – Brian

And what that means. Rest from what? Rest from trying to keep the law. Rest from trying to keep it perfectly. You’re not. Because we can, you can’t, yeah. 

 

0:16:51 – Kayla

Now we’re not giving a pass to live like a heathen or I love how you say that. It’s just what we are communicating. Is that anything that you’re hearing us talk about? It either is or was something that God Put before us that either needed some kind of examination by us, or we’re still thinking through it or working through it, but we sure have not arrived, and we are not saying that a person Can just walk away from the faith and just deny everything and that’s okay. 

 

0:17:24 – Brian

That’s not at all what we’re saying. No but what we are saying is don’t put limits where Christ has not Receive that mercy. 

 

0:17:34 – Kayla

Rest in that mercy and receive that grace and live in it and I will end with this the people that God has put you in a workplace with, in a home, with, in a church, with all of those people are going to let you down, they’re going to disappoint you, they are going to not measure up, they’re not going to meet your expectations at times. They’re gonna fail and you’re gonna have kind of your world rocked because maybe you, like me, have made the mistake of putting them on a pedestal that they never asked to be put on. So maybe all be mindful, when any of that happens, to see them not as the disappointment but as the beloved that Jesus gave his life for, just like each one of us. 

 

0:18:33 – Brian

And you made a good point. The other night we were talking about this. How many times have I missed Jesus’s standard? 

 

0:18:39 – Kayla

Yeah. 

 

0:18:39 – Brian

He’s forgiven me and he’s loved me. 

 

0:18:42 – Kayla

Good point, a lot to think about. 

 

0:18:43 – Brian

There’s a lot to think about. I see we have a list here of words. 

 

0:18:49 – Kayla

So we’re going to shift gears? No, I gotta take a picture. We’re going to shift gears. 

 

0:18:53 – Brian

You have the cutest little socks on in the whole world, you like my socks. Today I’m going to share this, that picture, when this episode comes out. Oh, okay. Okay, they’re like pink, maroon, gray, they’re like stripes. 

 

0:19:08 – Kayla

They’re my pretty little socks to go in my pretty little sweater. Oh, here, baby don’t. 

 

0:19:12 – Brian

Don’t? She loves sweater. Anyway. Okay, there was a meme. 

 

0:19:17 – Kayla

About a week ago you shared a meme that was a fish with crooked teeth and it had a British saying that if you are British, you could hear it as you read it. 

 

0:19:33 – Brian

Why did it say? 

 

0:19:34 – Kayla

You try. I want you to try. It’s Chews-dee, isn’t it? No, you were so close, we had y’all. We have been practicing this for a solid week.

 

0:19:43 – Brian

This is how y’all, this is how boring our lives are. Go ahead. 

 

0:19:46 – Kayla

So I want you to say it For the English to say it. Okay, it’s Tuesday in it, okay. So, there’s not a day in it. 

 

0:19:54 – Brian

For those who are Americans listening to this, it’s what we would say is it’s Tuesday, isn’t it? But a British person would say it’s Chews-dee, innit. 

 

0:20:05 – Kayla

Okay, so y’all we have, I bet you we’ve she’s trying to get me to say it right, and he still can’t. Y’all, it’s Tuesday, isn’t it? 

 

0:20:18 – Brian

I’m from the southern part of England. Okay, I’m from the south. Okay, let me try one more time. It’s Chews-dee. Well, I’m trying Read it. It’s Chews-dee, isn’t it? No? 

 

0:20:34 – Kayla

You’re close, let’s try this again Choose, choose D D In it, in it. There you go. Now put it together. It’s Chews-dee, innit? Got it. Very good. So now we’re going to have a little fun.

 

0:20:45 – Brian

How do y’all understand each other? 

 

0:20:48 – Kayla

Well, I’m about to teach you some British words. 

 

0:20:52 – Brian

Okay, how’s this work? 

 

0:20:54 – Kayla

So we’re going to play a game and I’ve got the answers, but I’m going to hold them up Now, wait a minute I’m going to. 

 

0:21:00 – Brian

I’m from America. I can tell you what these words might mean in America, really. 

 

0:21:04 – Kayla

Okay, well, let’s see. 

 

0:21:05 – Brian

Here we go. Okay. 

 

0:21:07 – Kayla

If I say trolley, what am I referring to? 

 

0:21:10 – Brian

Street car. 

 

0:21:12 – Kayla

Grocery cart. 

 

0:21:14 – Brian

No, that is not true. Yes, it is. We call that a buggy over here. 

 

0:21:19 – Kayla

Well, good luck. 

 

0:21:20 – Brian

That’s a trolley. At Aldi they charge you a quarter for a trolley. 

 

0:21:25 – Kayla

They do all right If I say dummy. 

 

0:21:28 – Brian

Idiot. 

 

0:21:30 – Kayla

Pacifier, baby, pacifier, baby. Here’s one you’ll know. No that is not. You’re making stuff up, as God is my witness. 

 

0:21:40 – Brian

Y’all call a baby pacifier a dummy. 

 

0:21:43 – Kayla

If I say biscuit, you know this one. Cookie, you got it. Trainers. 

 

0:21:49 – Brian

Trainers. 

 

0:21:50 – Kayla

Mm-hmm. 

 

0:21:53 – Brian

Gym coach. 

 

0:21:54 – Kayla

Sneakers. 

 

0:21:56 – Brian

You are baby. 

 

0:21:57 – Kayla

I am not making this up. I’m not, Baby, I don’t believe this. Drawing pen what? 

 

0:22:06 – Brian

What is a drawing? That’s what I’m asking. You are all pens. Can’t you draw with all of them? 

 

0:22:11 – Kayla

Drawing pin P-I-N. What does that stand for? 

 

0:22:16 – Brian

You can’t draw with a P-I-N. You can poke somebody drawing pin. Take a breath and give me an answer. Knitting needle. 

 

0:22:24 – Kayla

Thumbtack. 

 

0:22:26 – Brian

This is the no. I am cutting this podcast off. 

 

0:22:29 – Kayla

What… a nappy. 

 

0:22:32 – Brian

Oh, that’s what my executive assistant, Adam Reed, takes about six of a day a nappy, I think I know this one. Is it a diaper? 

 

0:22:43 – Kayla

It is Very good. Crisps, what Crisps? Spell it C-R-I-S-P-S. Potato chips. You got it. Now, this one’s not that hard. Crisps. Ice lolly. 

 

0:23:01 – Brian

What? What? It’s not this hard Ice lolly I’ve ever heard that in my life? 

 

0:23:12 – Kayla

Give me your best guess. Popsicle. There you go. 

 

0:23:17 – Brian

No, we gotta talk about this word. 

 

0:23:20 – Kayla

Go ahead. That’s crazy. Bend it out. No, doesn’t change that. Ice lolly is a popsicle. No, it’s not. Football. Soccer. Very good. Timetable. 

 

0:23:31 – Brian

What? Well, I know what it’s, I don’t know a season schedule.

 

0:23:41 – Kayla

Here’s a few phrases for you. I’m chuffed. 

 

0:23:47 – Brian

Pissed. 

 

0:23:48 – Kayla

Actually, it means really happy. How was that close? You should know this one what chuffed, chuffed, what CHUFFED. 

 

0:24:02 – Brian

That… baby? Are you sure that’s even a word? 

 

0:24:04 – Kayla

It’s a word, it is knackered. Your face is a picture. Drunk. Really tired or exhausted. 

 

0:24:14 – Brian

I’m knackered. 

 

0:24:16 – Kayla

Dodgy, you should know this one. 

 

0:24:19 – Brian

Dodgy. 

 

0:24:21 – Kayla

I’m gonna make it. I’ll put it in this. No, hang on Slick, he’s a bit dodgy. He’s slick. Very good, close. Sketchy or suspicious Sketchy, suspicious and a cuppa. 

 

0:24:33 – Brian

A cu… what. 

 

0:24:35 – Kayla

A cuppa. Now you need to get this. C-u-p-o-f a cuppa, cuppa C-U-P-P-A. 

 

0:24:44 – Brian

That’s not a word, it is a word. 

 

0:24:46 – Kayla

Baby, it’s a phrase. 

 

0:24:48 – Brian

Cuppa, I don’t… Tea? Is it a cup of tea? 

 

0:24:55 – Kayla

There you go, that’s not a word. It is no. 

 

0:25:00 – Brian

You just had your very first. 

 

0:25:01 – Kayla

British lesson. 

 

0:25:02 – Brian

What’s this? I don’t think I did. Jumper. 

 

0:25:04 – Kayla

Oh, I did. What do you think? It is clothes, but what in particular? 

 

0:25:11 – Brian

A jacket? Sweater. 

 

0:25:15 – Kayla

So there you go. That is not. 

 

0:25:23 – Kayla

So that is your very first British lesson. 

 

0:25:27 – Brian

Kayla’s dad came over to America for our wedding. 

 

0:25:30 – Kayla

Yes. 

 

0:25:32 – Brian

And we went to, took him to the grocery store to buy him. He wanted to buy a roast. Now, nobody told me any of these, any of this word. I’m going to share one story. He goes to the butcher at the grocery I’m with him and he goes up to the butcher and he says mate, I’d like a two-pitch, I’d like a two-pound joint. Dad, you can’t be asking for drugs here, dad, why are you asking for drugs? No, a joint is a roast, Not in America, dad, you just asked the butcher for illegal drugs. 

 

And then the manager came out and I had to explain to everybody that your dad was British. 

 

0:26:14 – Kayla

There was also a situation where my dad had been going through a rough time and we had called to talk with him just to see how he was doing, and we’re on the phone. This is back in the day, kids, when we had house phones and there’s one upstairs and then there’s the extension downstairs. Well, I’m on the one phone and you’re on the other, and I hear my dad say not so good mate, I’ve been made redundant. And your response was well, congratulations. 

 

0:26:47 – Brian

I thought that meant like you got promoted. 

 

0:26:50 – Kayla

But it meant what. 

 

0:26:52 – Brian

He’d been let go. 

 

0:26:52 – Kayla

He’d been laid off. 

 

0:26:54 – Brian

So embarrassed. 

 

0:26:56 – Kayla

So again interpretation was needed. 

 

0:26:58 – Brian

I’m a dumb American. 

 

0:26:59 – Kayla

No, not at all, just two worlds collide. 

 

0:27:02 – Brian

Yeah, just don’t remember that. We whipped y’all’s tail at Yorktown, oh, here we go. On that note. 

 

0:27:09 – Kayla

This has been fun, it’s been educational. 

 

0:27:12 – Brian

It’s Chews-dee. Oh, here we go again. Say it for me. Did I get it right that time? You did very close. It’s Chews-dee, isn’t it? Nope? What am I saying wrong? It’s Chews-dee innit? 

 

0:27:24 – Kayla

There we go, you got it. There’s not a D in the second word In it. The first two people who go to our website and you will not have to answer any British question. 

 

0:27:39 – Brian

And you’re not going to have to say Chews-dee either. 

 

0:27:42 – Kayla

You’ll win a Peas and Parrots coffee mug and some stickers and some stickers. 

 

0:27:47 – Brian

All that you have to do is go to peasand carrotspodcast.com. When you get there you look for a little button. It says trivia, and when you get there you answer this question. 

 

0:27:58 – Kayla

So, as we are getting ready for daylight saving time, do you prefer springing forward or falling back? 

 

0:28:06 – Brian

I prefer Chews-dees. Here we go, so you can win a mug and a pack of stickers. We’ve been having about four winners a week. 

 

0:28:15 – Kayla

At least, and thank you so much, for it’s been a lot of fun reading your comments. I hope you’re enjoying your mug. We need to bring some of those comments so we will do that. Yes, we should do that. I think next week we’ll share some of what you’ve shared with us. 

 

0:28:28 – Brian

Anyway, go to peasandcarrotspodcast.com. Click on the trivia button. 

 

0:28:32 – Kayla

Here’s the question Do you prefer springing forward or falling back? All right, and we will delightfully send you some stickers and a mug. You can also search Peas and Carrots Podcast wherever you get your podcasts, or visit our website. 

 

0:28:48 – Brian

That is peasandcarrotspodcast.com. Hey, when you do, please don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

 

0:28:57 – Kayla

Just search for the Peas and Carrots Podcast. 

 

0:28:59 – Brian

One more time it’s cheers day, isn’t it. Nope? 

 

0:29:04 – Kayla

Man, so close. 

 

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Season 3, Episode 7: Bye, Busy Bee

Bye, Busy Bee - Episode Description

Welcome to the Peas and Carrots Podcast, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary through a symphony of laughter. Your hosts, Brian and Kayla Sanders, invite you into their world of marital mirth and everyday absurdities. This episode takes a deep dive into the comedic side of marriage and life’s most mundane moments. Listen in as they share heartwarming and hilarious stories from their personal “vegetable patch” of life.

They take you on a journey of their shared life, revealing the quirks and quips of their marriage. From their comedic crusade against dirty dishes to answered prayers, Brian and Kayla show how laughter and self-awareness are the key ingredients to their marital journey. This podcast is not just about listening, but about engaging with the stories and finding yourself nodding and laughing along. Whether it’s Kayla’s confession of a spoon-assisted mayo spread or Brian’s, this podcast promises to add a dash of laughter to your day. So pull up a chair, and prepare to embrace the laughter with the Peas and Carrots Podcast.

Bye, Busy Bee - Transcript

0:00:00 – Announcer

We go together like Peas and Carrots. The Peas and Carrots Podcast, sharing life from our piece of the vegetable patch, Brian and Kayla Sanders. 

 

0:00:11 – Kayla

Welcome to the Peas and Carrots Podcast. I’m Brian and I’m Kayla.

 

0:00:14 – Brian

Welcome to this week’s edition of “what’s growin’ in the vegetable patch.”

 

0:00:18 – Kayla

Well, well, we have a variety of things. We any of them moldy? 

 

0:00:24 – Brian

Oh, I hope not. Oh, we have to throw away strawberries. 

 

0:00:27 – Kayla

That brain of yours is a magical place. We did have to throw away strawberries the other day. We had some pretty nasty strawberries. I opened the, so I always Wash them and cut them and put them in a container. And when I open the container, you declared what. 

 

0:00:44 – Brian

Oh, something’s rotten Kind of hit us. Yeah, anyway, okay we’re very random. 

 

0:00:51 – Kayla

Well so I am officially. Where did I leave my heating pad? Stage of life and she’s got to, I do. 

 

0:01:00 – Brian

She’s got a little avocado one which she just clears. Quote is the cutest y’all this thing is fantastic Okay. I do not work for this company. 

 

0:01:08 – Kayla

Hold on, I have to share this. It’s shaped like an avocado, it’s a little stuffed avocado and it has dried like Wheatgrass or something and lavender, so when you heat it that legal wheatgrass. Well, I mean, I hope so. I bought it off Amazon, but it’s amazing. So not only does it like work as a heating pad, but it also Provides relaxation because you have the lavender. 

 

0:01:33 – Brian

So yeah, and then you got a second one and it’s got like little corn. I will corn yeah you like that one. Every time you warm it up, I smell like pop, yeah, like we’re having popcorn so but here I am. 

 

0:01:46 – Kayla

This is who I am now and you put on your leg. 

 

0:01:48 – Brian

We’re you fell. Yes, it’s helping a lot, so so Okay gentlemen, no, ma’am, ladies and gentlemen, we have an update. 

 

0:01:58 – Kayla

You’ve been waiting for two weeks to share this. 

 

0:02:01 – Brian

Yes, I have a while back on the podcast, uh-huh. 

 

0:02:05 – Kayla

a major topic was I Spread mayonnaise with a spoon and I normally still to this day Spread mayo with a knife. 

 

0:02:18 – Brian

We were at dinner the other evening. I was being lazy and she took a spoon and spread mayo. 

 

0:02:25 – Kayla

Yeah, and I will never live this down. 

 

0:02:28 – Brian

And, as my dad would say, you, you just lathered that bread up with that spoon, with that mayo and you have not let me live it down. Well come to how the rest of the world, oh, no, no, no, no, oh yes, yes, yes, I will march my little tail across the kitchen for a night next week. 

 

You got to use that little word. I put a splash in my cup of tea and now you have fallen down to where the rest of us are. Spread mayo with a spoon. Okay, the queen is off her throne.

 

0:03:00 – Kayla

Whatever. I need to give a shout out to our delightful neighbors, and these are not the ones that were bugging me with the Christmas lights, even though Jesus checked my heart. They turned their lights from Christmas lights to Valentine lights, and now they are St. Patrick’s Day lights. 

 

They got all green and I, just just to show that I’m not a complete troll, I love the festive nature of it, so a troll? Well, when you’re grumbling about someone’s Christmas lights maybe you will, but I don’t think it’s a troll, but no, I just, I am loving it and I’m here for this every evening I get to see their green St. Patrick lights and it’s just awesome. 

 

0:03:38 – Brian

So, yes, thank you to them and this week you had a very emotional moment. 

 

0:03:44 – Kayla

I did. 

 

0:03:45 – Brian

God answered a significant prayer. Yeah, that you’ve been praying for how long. 

 

0:03:51 – Kayla

Nine years. 

 

0:03:54 – Brian

We’re not gonna get into the details of it. 

 

0:03:56 – Kayla

No, I don’t. I don’t really want to do that at this time, but I have been praying something very, very specific and God answered it this week. So I say, do not quit talking to him. If there’s something that’s just burning within you, just keep coming before him. You know what? I’m happy until he makes it clear either yes or no you know what I’m happy about? 

 

0:04:21 – Brian

Yeah, it wasn’t like get rid of B, because I’m still here. Oh Well, on that note, anyway, it’s just saying but it was a y’all, I’m just saying don’t, I agree with her, don’t quit praying. The Lord hears you, he does and he will answer in his time. That’s what this is proof of and that’s a little frustrating at times. 

 

0:04:42 – Kayla

Oh yeah. 

 

0:04:45 – Brian

What are we learning about rest? Mm-hmm almost start here. I fall asleep at what time now? 

 

0:04:53 – Kayla

Okay, you have become that person, now that at 7:30 at night, you are zoning out did not have to open this up with. 

 

0:05:00 – Brian

You have become that person. That’s very judgmental coming from the lady who spreads mayonnaise with a spoon. Okay, it’s your bad habit. 

 

0:05:09 – Kayla

What whole spoon thing Anyway. 

 

I fall asleep now you and I’ve been talking a lot about this topic and we’ve we’ve covered it once before, but it’s worthy of revisiting because it seems to be the elusive for a lot of people, and so we were chatting the other night about as much as I joke it was good to see you resting. You were genuinely relaxed, you were, and so these are just some thoughts we have on real rest. When did I’m so busy, become a badge of honor? Is it perhaps more a defense mechanism, because we fear what people will think if every hour of our day Isn’t filled with something meaningful? 

 

0:06:00 – Brian

I think it’s like I’m more successful than you. I’m busier than you, so I’m more successful. Hmm. And it makes me better than you. 

 

0:06:09 – Kayla

Yeah, it’s like it’s something to be proud of being busy. 

 

0:06:14 – Brian

Now let me say this I think that we think we’re good people if we’re earning something, If we’re busy yeah like I’m trying to earn the boss’s respect, I’m trying to earn the next level up at work. 

 

0:06:29 – Kayla

I’m trying to look more irreplaceable than you. 

 

0:06:32 – Brian

Yes, yeah and so I think that lends toward our busyness. But is it good to be busy at the right things? Yes, but we shouldn’t get our self-worth From that busyness. Yeah, now that’s tough for me Because a lot of my identity is wrapped up in being a leader and being an author and that kind of stuff, and so If I’m not busy, sometimes it becomes does Brian have value? Now I’ve gotten better about that. 

 

0:07:08 – Kayla

Yeah. 

 

0:07:09 – Brian

I have gotten better about that, because I’m trying to learn that my self-worth comes from the love of Christ, not from my efforts, not from my busyness. 

 

0:07:20 – Kayla

Yes so. 

 

Something I have learned the best rest that I can give myself is when my heart is at rest. I’m learning to carve out space for my mind and heart to rest, because we all carry so much heavy stuff and Sometimes resting in Christ looks like trusting him to carry the things that I can’t or shouldn’t carry on my own. And I am. You know, I’m the world’s worst. I’m always worrying about or thinking about something, and I’ve been working really consciously this year to just set things down and let my heart Rest, let my mind have peace, and it’s hard fought. I’m not gonna pretend this is easy. 

 

0:08:17 – Brian

Yeah, we’re different in this respect is that she, like I, can have something going on in my world. Yeah but I have the ability to like Shelf it. Oh, I can’t like. I have the ability like okay, I’ll shelf that and I’ll deal with that tomorrow. No, and you can’t. 

 

0:08:36 – Kayla

I’m constantly trying to either fix it or problem solve it, or repair it or whatever it needs. I’m trying to do that. Either I’m thinking of that next conversation that’s gonna need to take place, or I’m thinking of that next concern that I’m gonna need to address, or, yeah, it’s just cool. 

 

0:08:55 – Brian

So I’m trying. You’re doing great. I Do find it odd that the way that you oftentimes rest is to organize things. 

 

0:09:05 – Kayla

I Do like you learn that. Yeah, look at her smile. She will organize what you’re kind of sharing my secrets here. 

 

0:09:13 – Brian

Well, she loves to organize the pantry, she loves to organize her closet, even though she may have just organized it 30 days ago. 

 

0:09:20 – Kayla

You know it signals what I’m trying to do, what process process something. Yeah, so yeah, but I just find that I’ll rearrange something nine times out of ten, putting it right back the way it was, but yeah, there we are, but you feel better I do, okay, well, that’s what matters. 

 

0:09:36 – Brian

Building on what miss K said about resting in Christ, I Need us to hear this Jesus came because we can’t earn our way to heaven. We are flawed, we are depraved, we are sinful. Okay, so you have to release yourself from the burden that you can work your way to his favor. 

 

Amen you can work your way to his grace, and when you and so what we mean by resting in Christ is you rest in him, that only he Can provide you with the righteousness needed To know God and to know his peace. That’s what we mean by that. It doesn’t mean not doing anything. Now because you are resting in Christ as your only solution. That should lead you to like do things for him. 

 

We should pursue him, we should worship him, we should live our lives in ways that glorify him but those things do not earn favor, they do not earn grace, they do not earn any of that. Yeah, and that’s hard for me, that’s hard for all of us. How many of us wanted our dads to be proud of us? Yeah, I Did, and it’s one of the last things that my dad ever said to me and we carry that over to our relationship with Jesus is that we want him to be proud of us. 

 

0:10:58 – Kayla

So we try to do all this stuff but the truth is, we get to rest in the work that he did. Yes, that’s the beautiful when that really sinks in. Yes, we can truly rest in all that he accomplished on our behalf. 

 

0:11:16 – Brian

So yeah, give yourself a break. Stop trying to earn grace, trying to earn favor. Yeah, lay it down at his feet. 

 

0:11:25 – Kayla

There’s an old saying put on your own oxygen mask first. We’ve all heard that I’m no good to those around me if I haven’t properly rested. So the reason that this is so important for all of us is if we are not taking care of our basic needs, we can’t take care of others because we’re gonna be too exhausted. 

 

0:11:50 – Brian

You’re gonna be snippy not you, but oh. 

 

0:11:53 – Kayla

Well, I admit that in a minute no. 

 

0:11:54 – Brian

I think you’re snippy. 

 

0:11:55 – Kayla

Oh, I am what I’m tired Really. Oh, have you lived with me. 

 

0:12:00 – Brian

Yes, but I wouldn’t use the word snippy. Oh, all right, I Would use the word done like I’m okay, that’s what I would use. 

 

0:12:10 – Kayla

So be. How do you rest? What do you recommend? I check I read a book, yeah. 

 

0:12:15 – Brian

I’ll watch a show. I’ll watch a favorite television series or a favorite movie. I’ll take a nap. 

 

0:12:22 – Kayla

Yeah. 

 

0:12:24 – Brian

I’ll try and take a walk. 

 

0:12:25 – Kayla

I was gonna say, for me it looks like either as you alluded, organizing something, because it helps me to understand. 

 

0:12:34 – Brian

It just helps me to rice like the numbers of rice in a bag. 

 

0:12:39 – Kayla

No, we’re not, we’re gonna not very restful. Sometimes I will read a book, sometimes I will go for a walk just getting some fresh air and clearing my brain, but a lot of times it’s those quiet moments in our house when the day is done, when when the work is finished for now, and it can just be that you and I are sitting in a shared space, and In that moment is when I find that I can truly have rest and it’s very sweet, hmm. 

 

0:13:10 – Brian

but we all go know that there are seasons in our lives that are just chaos. 

 

0:13:18 – Kayla

Yeah, they’re just so busy. They’re just so busy but it’s how we react to that. 

 

There’s so much truth when I find myself and this is what I’m willing to confess If I’m resentful or I’m complaining, easily frustrated or you know this about me if I am highly emotional or sensitive because I’m not normally, I’m not taken to like big emotion swings I can almost always trace it back to being tired, and it may not just be that I’m physically tired. But do I just need to rest? Do I need like a mental break? Or those are tells for me. So I wonder for all of us, what is it that we need to take a look at and evaluate? How am I giving away my tiredness? 

 

0:14:09 – Brian

I’ll be sharp. If I’m tired, I’ll be sharp. Would you agree with that? I mean you do no, I’m just saying would you agree with that? 

 

0:14:18 – Kayla

Well, I mean, I don’t wanna say something that’s gonna hurt your feelings. 

 

0:14:21 – Brian

It’s not gonna hurt my feelings, I don’t have any feelings. 

 

0:14:23 – Kayla

You look cranky when you’re tired, Okay that’s good, impatient.

 

0:14:28 – Brian

We’ll leave it there. Most of the leadership team would say that’s every day he must come exhausted into work every day. 

 

0:14:35 – Kayla

No, it’s a different kind of impatience. So, yeah, it’s very rare that I see it honestly, but it’s a tell for me that you’re tired. 

 

0:14:44 – Brian

But You’ll be like B go eat a cooking, take a nap. Okay, baby, I’m all about a cookie. Go watch a movie, go watch a movie, so y’all keep yourself a break. Yeah, take a nap and rest in him. Don’t try and earn his favor. 

 

0:15:02 – Kayla

And when you say, oh, I’m so busy, is it with passion or is it with gloating? 

 

0:15:10 – Brian

Or complaining. I’m the martyr. Look at me. What’s the tone behind your busy? It’s your motive, yeah, yeah. So you wanted to share some stories this week. 

 

0:15:22 – Kayla

Well, we’re gonna go back to the beginning, okay, so yeah, the first story she wanted to share. 

 

0:15:28 – Brian

Now we work for a radio ministry. 

 

0:15:32 – Kayla

We do. 

 

0:15:33 – Brian

This morning the topic on Spirit FM that Jess had. 

 

0:15:36 – Kayla

Mm-hmm. 

 

0:15:37 – Brian

Was what was something that you did that. 

 

0:15:41 – Kayla

That revealed your laziness, okay. 

 

0:15:44 – Brian

Yeah, I said something to Miss Kayla. 

 

0:15:47 – Kayla

And I shared it with Jess. 

 

0:15:48 – Brian

Yeah, who texted the morning show host, Jess at Spirit FM. So I’m gonna confess this when I was single, before I ever met you. 

 

0:15:57 – Kayla

Oh, it was before we met. Okay. 

 

0:16:00 – Brian

I would go to Walmart, or I would go to Thrift store or to the thrift. Well, it was at that point. I was going to thrift stores, but I’d also go to Walmart, uh-huh, and I would buy the cheapest set of plates and the cheapest set of silverware each week, so I wouldn’t have to wash dishes. 

 

0:16:18 – Kayla

What would you do with them, babe? 

 

0:16:20 – Brian

I’d throw them away. 

 

0:16:21 – Kayla

Why didn’t you just buy paper plates? 

 

0:16:24 – Brian

Because I might have been trying to date certain girls and have them over. 

 

0:16:29 – Kayla

Oh, my gosh. 

 

0:16:30 – Brian

And I didn’t notice. 

 

0:16:31 – Kayla

I’ve never heard this angle. 

 

0:16:32 – Brian

Well, why do you think I didn’t have paper plates? I didn’t think women would be impressed. Y’all should see her face. 

 

0:16:42 – Brian

Do you think you bring them over for dinner and you serve them on paper plates? 

 

0:16:47 – Kayla

So, but what would you do after said date left? What would you do with the plates? I don’t need them on paper. Throw them away. Throw them away. Yes, instead of what. 

 

0:16:58 – Brian

After we started dating, what did you say? 

 

0:17:02 – Kayla

We are not throwing plates away anymore, so I started having to go get paper plate. 

 

0:17:07 – Brian

So but it worked out. I mean, oh my God, you can buy cheap. 

 

0:17:11 – Kayla

See, I’ve been married to you for 30 years and I just learned the angle. That is not true. I did not know Listen, as God is my witness I did not know the reason why you weren’t back. Throw away my pink blanket. The people do not want to hear about your pink blanket. No, you don’t want to hear about your pink blanket. 

 

0:17:30 – Brian

You’re using the people as a shield. 

 

0:17:33 – Kayla

One day, the pink blanket story will be shared. They’ll be on my side. So I’m okay. They’re going to be on my side with this one too. I really missed that. I get, I grew up in a house where there was the grease bucket, and if you’re a good southern person, you know exactly what I’m talking about. You save the grease from your bacon or from your like cooking. I went to pull out. We were about four weeks from getting married. 

 

0:18:00 – Brian

We had been gifted so much stuff that you’re living with your mom and step. 

 

0:18:05 – Kayla

I was still living at home. 

 

0:18:06 – Brian

And I was 10 minutes away in a but. 

 

0:18:08 – Kayla

I was bringing some of our wedding gifts and going ahead and placing them in the cabinet. 

 

0:18:14 – Brian

Before you finish this story, I want to apologize for what happened. Okay, just want to go on the record. I’m sorry, very bad about this, but go ahead, I still have shiny hair. There was so much that is not true. 

 

0:18:25 – Kayla

I pulled out this pot that was in the top cabinet, shoved in the back, and I pulled it out thinking oh, it’s empty. It was full of old grease that when the lid fell off and hit the floor, the grease starts to pour all down me, for my hair, down my shoulders, down my shirt. I think I screamed and you came running. I smelled like old bacon grease for like a week. 

 

0:18:55 – Brian

Can I just say you were real sexy that week. I just want to say that. 

 

0:19:00 – Kayla

Okay, yeah, anyway, not our finest moment. 

 

0:19:06 – Brian

I could have nibbled on your little neck. Stop. Just saying that’s bacon. Not appropriate. Okay. Dogs were chasing her down the street. Stop. 

 

0:19:16 – Kayla

Oh my goodness, we had been married about six months and you knew I really wanted a sit down kitchen table. We did not have one. We had a couple of folding chairs and one of those little card tables and we had saved up some money. We lived in a studio apartment. 

 

0:19:36 – Brian

It was a one bedroom. It was a one bedroom, one bath apartment. It was tiny, and so we went to a furniture store Almost said grocery store, furniture store and we bought a dining room table and I picked one that had eight chairs. Okay, let me just go on the record and say we did not measure the space. That table took up 90% of our living room and dining room, and of those eight, chairs, only two of them could be used. 

 

0:20:03 – Kayla

Yeah. Because that’s how much of the space it took up until we moved into our next home. 

 

0:20:08 – Brian

Yeah so. 

 

0:20:09 – Kayla

So still laugh about that. It was beautiful, but we used two of the eight chairs. 

 

0:20:13 – Brian

You know, when we remodeled our house recently, I thought I had measured the room where we put the shelves of the library and I apparently I mismeasured and I got away with it. We have like a quarter of an inch. 

 

0:20:26 – Kayla

Oh, do we? I was aware of that. The furniture guy told on you. 

 

0:20:30 – Brian

Really, he did? I tipped him really well that day. 

 

0:20:35 – Kayla

He told on you. He said he’s been sweating buckets oh man. I thought yes. So we have a couple of air quotes “parenting stories,” our first attempt at parenting a pet. 

 

0:20:48 – Brian

We got this dog from the family. We went through this rescue and they. 

 

0:20:51 – Kayla

What they were doing is they were re-homing pets that needed to leave their current situation, so we adopted this adorable like four-year-old dog from the family. How long did we make it B?

 

0:21:06 – Brian

One day, we took him back to them the next day. 

 

0:21:09 – Kayla

Because he was so inconsolable and so we called the rescue and they’re like sure you can reach out to the family. They begged to get him back. They had so much regret over their decision to re-home him. The kids were so happy they were so happy to see us coming and we were so relieved because it was the worst night of our lives. He cried and howled all night long. 

 

0:21:35 – Brian

Another bad decision the Sanders made is we adopted a rabbit. 

 

0:21:39 – Kayla

Oh yeah, I don’t recommend this. No, when you live in an apartment. 

 

0:21:45 – Brian

It was not good your dad helped release him into the wild. Yes, so, not our finest moment. No, not our finest moment. So. 

 

0:21:57 – Kayla

Gladly. We waited a good 10 years before we got another pet and then to like set the record straight, we had that one for nearly 15 years, so yeah, this last story. 

 

0:22:07 – Brian

Okay, was this our first or second date? 

 

0:22:12 – Kayla

We were engaged. Oh, we had just gotten engaged. We were going on a date. 

 

0:22:19 – Brian

And you look at me as we’re leaving. I think your parents’ trailer and you said “do you like my skirt?” 

 

0:22:28 – Kayla

And this is the response I get. “I’m not a huge fan. The pattern looks like deck chair material. I’d change if I were you.” There are moments be when women don’t necessarily want complete honesty. This was a moment for you and yes, somehow here we are 30 years later. 

 

0:22:51 – Brian

Our whole life flashed before my eyes in that 30 seconds after I said it. I’m just going to say it we are. But here we are nearly 31 years later. 

 

0:23:00 – Kayla

Yeah, we’re on our 31st year, wow, and you have never, ever, ever criticized anything. I’ve worn since then, if you like it by it baby baby it’s so pretty. 

 

0:23:13 – Brian

Called my skirt, deck, chair material. Well, it was baby. It looked like a beach ball had been wrapped around you. That’s what it looked like it was the style back then? 

 

0:23:24 – Kayla

No, it wasn’t. Anyway, we hope you’ve had a little fun with these Two way. 

 

0:23:28 – Brian

My pink blanket and I didn’t like it Okay, we’re going to go here. 

 

0:23:32 – Kayla

No, we’re not. 

 

0:23:33 – Brian

No, we’re not no no, no, the good people. 

 

0:23:35 – Kayla

We are going to go here. She has got her finger up. I am telling this story. We were, so you asked for this. We were a month from getting married and we, of course, we had had like seven or eight wedding showers and we had been given some beautiful new linens, towels, blankets, all of it. I was at the new apartment putting together all of like the bedroom and everything like that. There was a blanket that you call it pink. It was really more of a light brown. It was so dirty. It used to be pink and the whole middle of the blanket was a hole. There was no middle, so I assumed. 

 

0:24:25 – Brian

I assumed. 

 

0:24:27 – Kayla

No, uh-uh. Either way, what you call light pink was so dirty, it was more of a brown color. 

 

0:24:33 – Brian

So what does Miss Sanders do? 

 

0:24:34 – Kayla

I threw it in the dumpster.

 

0:24:35 – Brian

And was I advised before my blanket? 

 

0:24:38 – Kayla

Fair enough, you weren’t. But nobody is going to say that I should not have gotten rid of the blanket. I could have washed it and patched it. It smelled. 

 

0:24:47 – Brian

It was horrible. Why didn’t I wash sheets? I’ve washed sheets. Maybe once a year I’d go out and buy new ones. 

 

0:24:55 – Kayla

Okay, we need to end this. Okay, that’s the story of the pink blanket. Very sad, and you had a beautiful new blanket to replace it yeah.

 

0:25:04 – Brian

And this bedspread and all these frou frou pillows and everything. 

 

0:25:08 – Kayla

Welcome to married life. 

 

0:25:10 – Brian

Okay, I love it. It’s gorgeous. Just don’t bring that beach ball stuff up into here, listen. Thanks for listening to this week’s episode of the Peas and Carrots Podcast. Hey, so far this past week we had like four winners, so all you got to do is answer a trivia question. 

 

0:25:28 – Kayla

Yes, if you will go to our website, look for the trivia button. Visit peasandcarrotspodcast.com, click that trivia button and answer this question. 

 

0:25:40 – Brian

How do you pursue rest for yourself? Do you wrap yourself in a pink blanket? Really, really. 

 

0:25:49 – Kayla

Just okay Again. Please visit the peasandcarrotspodcast.com website. Click that trivia button. No questions about pink blankets. Just how are you pursuing rest for yourself? You can search the Peas and Carrots Podcast wherever you get your podcasts, or visit our website. Again that is peasandcarrotspodcast.com.

 

0:26:11 – Brian

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe when you’re there. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

 

0:26:19 – Kayla

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0:26:22 – Brian

I’m still a little bit bitter about that pink blanket. 

 

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Season 3, Episode 6: Life Is Not An Infomercial

Life is not an Infomercial - Episode Description

Ever wondered how a simple change in tradition can spark an entirely new adventure? That’s exactly what we experienced when we traded the frenzied energy of game night for a whimsical movie evening with the enchanting ‘Wonka’ prequel. Join us as we revel in the magic of unconventional Valentine’s Day gifts and share the heartwarming tale of our team rocking pajamas for charity. Plus, Kayla discusses her personal strategy for navigating the great British tea shortage!

Navigating life’s trends can often feel like a tightrope walk between authenticity and expectation. The relentless current of home design trends and the overwhelming tide of medication ads prompt us to question the impact on our self-esteem and overall health. We advocate for staying rooted in one’s true self, even as the world spins in endless cycles of change.

Now, let’s get personal. Our everyday decisions—from morning caffeine rituals to our stance on the controversial top sheet—can say a lot about us. We chuckle over our bedtime quirks and debate the merits of digital versus print in the book world. We even navigate the whimsical waters of seasonal preferences and the daily dynamics of driving and swimming. And remember, when it comes to getting in touch, we’re all about that text life. So, fire off a message and share your own unique preferences—after all, life’s too short to not celebrate the little things that make us, well, us!

Life is not an Infomercial - Transcript

0:00:00 – Announcer

We go together like Peas and Carrots. The Peas and Carrots Podcast, sharing life from our piece of the vegetable patch, Brian and Kayla Sanders.

0:00:11 – Kayla

Welcome to the Peas and Carrots Podcast.

0:00:13 – Brian

I’m Brian and I’m Kayla, and welcome to this week’s edition of what’s going on in our vegetable patch veggies and weeds and all.

0:00:22 – Kayla

Well, it is winter, so what’s up in the world of Peas and Carrots?

0:00:26 – Brian

We did not watch the big game.

0:00:28 – Kayla

We did not this is the first time, and probably our entire married life, that we opted to do something different. Yeah, we watch a movie.

0:00:36 – Brian

We were just we’re into a certain television series and we just, yeah, you know, it didn’t know we had snacks, we did. Now we prepared like we were going to watch.

0:00:48 – Kayla

We did, but then we decided we’re gonna watch a movie and then after that we watched a series that we’re watching.

0:00:54 – Brian

You cook sausage balls? I did. I made your favorite snack.

0:00:57 – Kayla

I love them but at the last minute we just kind of went meh not interested and turn out to be a great game but apparently it was the most watched TV viewing since the moon landing.

0:01:09 – Brian

No, apparently no, thanks to us. There you go.

0:01:13 – Kayla

Speaking of movies, it was our third time watching Wonka.

0:01:18 – Brian

Yeah, it’s the new movie, it is the prequel to the original. We are loving it. She, y’all, she just loves this little movie, every song, she can, yes, and she knows all the characters and now with this, you did something for the entire par team for Valentine’s Day.

0:01:36 – Kayla

You ordered some candy that did what it turns your mouth blue. It was actually Wonka candy, it was it was the new candy for the movie.

0:01:46 – Brian

It was the shape of his hat and you eat that and it turned your mouth blue some said it was good, some said it was disgusting.

0:01:54 – Kayla

But we had a lot of blue tongues.

0:01:56 – Brian

There you go. And I tried to get Wonka chocolate, but they no longer manufacture, do they no longer? Many. They say it’s too difficult to make.

0:02:05 – Kayla

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, yes, you did honor my wish not to give me. I told you I do not want flowers and I do not want chocolate. So how literally did you take that?

0:02:16 – Brian

I didn’t get your flowers chocolate, but I went to your favorite little store here in town that’s called sugar magnolia. I got you a big Valentine’s Day mug, which you love. It’s adorable, and a bunch of rifle paper stuff and A sucker that’s as big as your head.

0:02:34 – Kayla

Yes, so you, by the letter of the law, you did like not honor Valentine’s.

0:02:41 – Brian

Day. You know the stationary is the way to my heart. She got rifle paper. What are?

0:02:47 – Kayla

you called them, and highlighters and the notepad.

0:02:50 – Brian

Yeah is a good day and she likes to play with that stuff, like she’ll open it up. I don’t play with it.

0:02:56 – Kayla

I use it, so okay that’s what you want.

0:02:58 – Brian

Okay, I do probably play with it a little bit.

0:03:02 – Kayla

So our team did something very fun yesterday in honor of a, a ministry project that our WCQR team has done. They collected pajamas for children in foster care Situations or other underprivileged kids. They collected pajamas and so what did the entire team do yesterday to come alongside them?

0:03:26 – Brian

All across PAR, it was pajama day and everybody. Fantastic, and you’re I mean I had team members reach out and say this is the most comfortable day I’ve ever had it work.

0:03:37 – Kayla

So every time that WCQR does pajama project will just have pajama day and team members can donate Pajamas, and some teams all went in together and got pajamas and sent them for, so it’s just a fun way to come together and yet working in your slippers is awesome one of our team members, Doug, brought his four-foot Jimmy.

0:04:00 – Brian

Neutron stuffy to work and he said he had to wrangle it away from his daughters.

0:04:07 – Kayla

One of our friends, Heather. She had her sleep mask on.

0:04:11 – Brian

I’m doing not for the whole day, but it was great Some some people had on their pajamas plus house coat our friend Derek had on his onesie.

0:04:19 – Kayla

That’s like a shark costume.

0:04:20 – Brian

So when it pulled, all the way to it had like a shark head.

0:04:24 – Kayla

I’ve never, I’ve never seen fantastic I’m very proud of our teams.

0:04:28 – Brian

Yeah, Okay, okay, I’m breaking news news, miss Kayla.

0:04:33 – Kayla

There is a tea shortage in England.

0:04:36 – Brian

I mean they’re actually walking in the supermarket and there’s no tea. The whole tea section is.

0:04:42 – Kayla

This is a travesty. So yeah, I’m not sure what’s going on exactly and I have to research this, but tea shortage that’s gives new meaning to the Boston Tea Party.

0:04:53 – Brian

Well, that’s a. Are you worried about this coming to America?

0:04:56 – Kayla

I’m stocking up this weekend.

0:04:58 – Brian

Are you really?

0:04:59 – Kayla

Yes, I am baby, we’ve got care not.

0:05:02 – Brian

We have, more we’ve. This is not like a toilet paper crisis. You tell that to a British person okay, and you take your tea seriously take my tea very seriously, so yeah, but you don’t have biscuits, but you don’t have little cookies with it Sometimes I do, you just don’t know oh, I gotta find these cookies. I’ve been, I’ve been y’all I’ve been craving. Well they’re technically cookies.

0:05:25 – Kayla

They’re a healthier option that has like nut butter on the inside. You can’t eat them anyway. It’s like almond butter or something. So, yeah, you can’t do that.

0:05:38 – Brian

But here we are, here we are. Well, you know, there you go. There’s a tea shortage in England. Stay tuned, ignore the infomercial. You ever been up late at night and these infomercials come on, for you know they’re they’re selling the latest thing that can grow hair. You remember when they actually sold spray paint for hair?

0:06:00 – Kayla

I do Ron Cole but you don’t even. Here’s the thing, and this is what you and I were talking about the other day. You don’t even have to be up late at night. If you turn on your television or connect to social media for even 10 minutes, there’s going to be something that’s messaging Something to you that you need, that you desperately need in your life to make it better, and Some of it’s good. I’m gonna say this up front we’re gonna stay away from certain things that might come to mind and they come to mind for us as well but we want to keep this family friendly.

0:06:37 – Brian

Can I just say something? You just said something very powerful. I think social media is worse for this than than like.

0:06:44 – Kayla

Instagram has become a cesspool of selling you something. I hate to use that word because it is a very strong word, but you can’t scroll through a feed anymore Without someone trying to convince you that you must have this to make your life better. So you and I work. We were chatting about this the other day, and these are some of the things that We’ve noticed, and we are saying no to them.

0:07:12 – Brian

Okay, body image everybody and now that you’ve said this, there’s a lot of stuff on Instagram and on television About get this and your body can look like this or like get this and you can do this, and I think that that’s dangerous to an extent, because there’s this ever-progressing standard that you can never live up to and it gives a quick fix, as if you drink this or you wear this or you do this it’ll solve all your problems.

0:07:45 – Kayla

You’ll instantly slim down and you’ll look better and thinner and all these other things, and it’s not realistic For the average person, and especially one who struggles with body image and for folks like me or anybody else, you see those as ways out of your perceived. Yes. Problem yeah, I can buy people are gonna buy it.

0:08:11 – Brian

I can buy that vitamin, I can buy that cream, I can buy this particular powder if I wear these shoes or this exercise.

0:08:19 – Kayla

That’s very I’m gonna be more motivated to go.

0:08:23 – Brian

No, you’re not so that’s the thing one for me.

0:08:27 – Kayla

Yeah this push. Now, listen, you do you. If coloring your hair or getting Botox or buying this cream is what you need in your life, you do you. But it is this powerful message. Just until recently, I have to say, the world has shifted a little bit about gray hair. But you, how many hair color commercials have we had to sit through? How many Botox commercials or magic wrinkle creams? Or be a younger version of yourself and, trust me, I struggle enough. When I look in the mirror and I don’t see Kayla, who was 30, I see this reflection now that she has wrinkles, she has gray hair. She, she doesn’t have the tight skin that she had at 25, but aging gracefully is a beautiful thing. Not having to adhere to all this messaging that you must stay young and because, trust me, there’s gonna be a point where the outside is not matching the inside.

I’m not able to do the things I could do it.

0:09:37 – Brian

I was watching the golf tournament yesterday evening and there was a commercial for men to have Botox. There was a guy oh yeah, getting both.

0:09:46 – Kayla

It’s the big thing right now.

0:09:48 – Brian

Well, I’ve got a cheaper way to do that. Y’all eat. Fat will push the wrinkles, just say. But I was shocked. I was shocked to see that and this isn’t me, and perhaps that’s awful of me being like a stereotype but when I think of Botox treatment, for some reason I think of women getting. I never thought of a man getting this oh, there’s yeah. I mean and and that’s me and I hope that that isn’t me being stare I mean, I hope I’m not being offensive, but I was just shocked by that.

0:10:21 – Kayla

It does seem they’re going after a growing market, but yeah, it’s. And again, we all fall prey to these things that are gonna make us feel better about ourselves or boost our confidence. So listen, any of this. If you’re doing it because You’re in a place where you need that confidence boost, please don’t feel judged. These are just things that we have found. Hmm that, as we’re walking through our life, we’re realizing I can’t. That’s an impossible standard for me.

0:10:53 – Brian

I can’t. There’s a funeral home that’s in Georgia and you can add this on to your package. When you die, they will do Botox for you. Oh my gosh, they will do plastic surgery for you so that you look great in the casket and so this one, this next one, is a big one for both of us for me, and what I want to say is that there’s a generic faith versus a specific faith.

And here’s what I want to, and this is an example you see artists go on stage to get an award. You see sports figures. Actors actors and they’ll say I just want to thank God for this, okay, that’s fine, but you can’t just ascent to the knowledge of God. There has to be a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Yeah it has to be specific and it has to change you and this is going to be offensive. You can’t walk on stage and say I want to thank God for this and yet all these blessings, and then leave and go to an after party and and get high and like. Come here, quick. Your faith has to match your life. Let me say this your life has to match your faith.

0:12:14 – Kayla

Yeah and it seems like are you living in Christ or are you living for Christ to do something for you?

0:12:22 – Brian

There’s that. It’s like he’s a genie in a bottle.

0:12:25 – Kayla

Yeah, and.

0:12:26 – Brian

That.

0:12:27 – Kayla

I liken it to the vending machine. Yes, it’s like you go to him when you want something, yes, and then put him down yes, yeah great analogy, so that’s a big one for me, and yet I see that everywhere.

0:12:40 – Brian

Yeah, I see that everywhere, and he’s a token Jesus, yes, so yeah, I’ll get off my soapbox now.

0:12:49 – Kayla

No, we’ve both cringed at that many, many times. The latest home trends.

0:12:56 – Brian

We would all be redoing our house every five years going record and say I don’t know what these home trends are.

0:13:02 – Kayla

So I still be stuck in 89.

0:13:04 – Brian

Okay. Well cool with my pink blanket.

0:13:06 – Kayla

We print not going there today. That blanket was nasty, it was not. It was. It had a big hole in the middle and it was nasty. Moving on, we’ll debate that later.

It was so soft everybody was doing stainless steel appliances and now suddenly they’re out. Everybody was doing. I think there’s either a trend towards I don’t want to get this wrong there is either a trend towards like mixed appliances, which would break my brain. Like that you can have various colors in your kitchen. Or I think even black appliances are in, but see, I just want to like my white appliances. I’m just keeping it real. I’m old school. Because it’s just a neutral palette. Again, you do, you. But this whole like discussion now between the whole open floor plan is suddenly out. People want like defined rooms in their house. Again, there’s this trend back towards a dining room and back towards a closed living room.

0:14:13 – Brian

Who makes this up? I?

0:14:15 – Kayla

Think it’s to sell. I really do.

0:14:18 – Brian

I think a percentage of the population wakes up one day and says you know what I’d like to have, Just a closed dining room.

0:14:24 – Kayla

They don’t until they’re told that they need to you. So there you go.

0:14:29 – Brian

And it creates this neediness that. I’m not accepted or approved.

0:14:34 – Kayla

I’m not fitting in.

0:14:35 – Brian

Yeah, I’m not fitting in. So another one for me is and we’re part of this market.

0:14:42 – Kayla

How many?

0:14:43 – Brian

Are you saying we’re old? Well, we are aging gracefully, as you say.

0:14:49 – Kayla

Very nice.

0:14:51 – Brian

But the number of medication commercials.

0:14:54 – Kayla

Oh my gosh. And this is where we’re going to keep it family friendly.

0:14:58 – Brian

Okay, here’s what I’m going to say. Why not fix the problem instead of treat the symptom? Why not try to live a healthier lifestyle? Now, let me say this I’m on several medications, but know this I’m trying to pursue a healthier lifestyle as well, and so that bothers me.

0:15:16 – Kayla

You’re not looking to a medication to fix everything health-wise. That is wrong.

0:15:23 – Brian

Right, I’m trying to, I’m actually trying to fix that and that if you take this, it can solve all your problems, but if the number of side effects it creates more, I wouldn’t. I mean some of these you don’t want to leave the house wearing white pants. I mean it’s just oh gosh, okay, it’s just dangerous.

0:15:42 – Kayla

Oh, my word. And with that. So there are just those. Those are the kind of things that we’ve noticed. You almost cannot turn on the television or scroll your social feed without something just kind of firehosing you that. If you do all of this, so maybe we all just take a breather and let our messaging come from a place within us that we know what’s a core value to us, we know what matters to us, and then just chase hard after that.

0:16:16 – Brian

And don’t buy the lie, because ultimately they are trying to sell happiness. And that’s not where you’re going to find it. So there I’m done.

0:16:24 – Kayla

There we go, this or that.

0:16:30 – Brian

You love these little games.

0:16:31 – Kayla

We’re going to play a fun little game, okay, and we’d love for you all to play along. So, yeah, maybe, as you’re listening to this, have someone play along as well. Tea or coffee?

0:16:43 – Brian

Tea.

0:16:44 – Kayla

Coffee in the morning and tea at night.

0:16:46 – Brian

For you.

0:16:46 – Kayla

Yep, so both.

0:16:49 – Brian

So hot tea in the morning and then hot decaf tea in the evening? Yep, can’t do coffee. It upsets my stomach. You love the smell of coffee, I do. I love the smell of coffee and I like to buy coffee in a paper bag like, and you open it up and you put it in your fridge. It’ll make your fridge smell amazing yeah.

0:17:07 – Kayla

But I’ll say this coffee beans in a vanilla candle like put beans in a wonderful little votive and make your whole house smell so good.

0:17:15 – Brian

But the tea I drank it needs to have a little sugar and a little bit of cream in it, mine is just either black tea or, yes, dirt water.

0:17:24 – Kayla

Okay, I was going to say sometimes I put a splash, a half and half but what is a splash?

0:17:31 – Brian

Just a little bit. Why don’t we just say a little bit instead of a splash? Being a little judgy, you’re being a little British. I hope you tea shortage.

0:17:44 – Kayla

Me candies or chocolate.

0:17:46 – Brian

I hate chocolate.

0:17:49 – Kayla

So I’m guessing you would choose gummy candy.

0:17:51 – Brian

Gummy candy. But I would if I had my preference. I’d go towards sweet tarts or something.

0:17:56 – Kayla

So sour candy okay.

0:17:57 – Brian

You.

0:17:58 – Kayla

And I’ve actually found a kind of chocolate that since COVID, it doesn’t taste like sewer water, um, and it just I, just I haven’t been able to do chocolate. Is that a new brand that’s out, but I really like it now.

0:18:13 – Brian

So I guess I’m back to what’s the brand of chocolate you do, Hu, it’s called.

0:18:17 – Kayla

I don’t know I’m probably it’s H-U is, but it’s very-.

0:18:22 – Brian

Pure.

0:18:22 – Kayla

Yeah, it doesn’t have a whole lot of ingredients and fillers and it just actually tastes pretty good. So, okay, books or e-readers, books, books, yeah, I love-.

0:18:36 – Brian

I love the smell and the feel of a book. Yeah, I love turning the page. I tried an e-reader I, and it’s good to take on a trip, true.

0:18:49 – Kayla

You took a Kindle. Once on vacation, I took a Kindle.

0:18:51 – Brian

yeah, yeah but it’s just uh, I like to have a book.

0:18:55 – Kayla

Yeah.

0:18:56 – Brian

A summer or winter, Miss Kayla.

0:18:59 – Kayla

Summer.

0:19:00 – Brian

Summer.

0:19:00 – Kayla

Oh, my goodness, yes.

0:19:02 – Brian

I’m quick.

0:19:03 – Kayla

I only like winter in December, and it’s if we can have snow at Christmas.

0:19:07 – Brian

Okay.

0:19:08 – Kayla

So I don’t like winter.

0:19:10 – Brian

We could have a brush or snow tonight.

0:19:11 – Kayla

They say, oh, my goodness so yeah, okay, well, there goes, fake spring.

0:19:18 – Brian

Morning or night.

0:19:20 – Kayla

I’m going to say both I love-. I just got an option on here.

0:19:25 – Brian

Who’s?

0:19:26 – Kayla

making the rules here. Okay, go ahead, we are. Why. I love the quiet and peacefulness of the early morning, but I am a night owl and we both know that. Morning.

0:19:39 – Brian

Morning.

0:19:40 – Kayla

Definitely.

0:19:41 – Brian

I’m usually asleep, you’re passed out by 8.30. I’m passed out in my chair by 8.30. And then-.

0:19:46 – Kayla

But now, in your defense, we get up at 5 am to go to the gym and to do our workouts.

0:19:52 – Brian

So, yeah. I’m like does it mean I’m old that I go to bed that time? And I’m like, well, I get up at 5.

0:19:58 – Kayla

I know a lot of younger people who do. Yeah, they’re in bed by 9 o’clock.

0:20:01 – Brian

I’ve got problems.

0:20:03 – Kayla

Bath or shower.

0:20:05 – Brian

Shower. Oh, give me a bath. I couldn’t get out of the bathtub.

0:20:09 – Kayla

Oh, you could. You’re kind of grossed out, though, by sitting in bath water.

0:20:15 – Brian

Yeah, I’m not and some people are. I don’t. But I put bubbles in there and all kind of other stuff Y’all she actually buys, Mr. Bubble.

0:20:23 – Kayla

I do. There’s a kid version of it that-.

0:20:26 – Brian

She has all this bath and bodywork stuff, but what does she use?

0:20:29 – Kayla

I actually don’t have bath and bodywork stuff anymore. I got rid of all that because I wanted something that had less toxins to it.

0:20:34 – Brian

So you got Mr. Bubble.

0:20:36 – Kayla

It’s the kid-friendly version though.

0:20:39 – Brian

Can you use Mr. Teal sometimes or something?

0:20:42 – Kayla

I do sometimes use their bath salts. Anyway, we’ve digressed Driver or passenger.

0:20:48 – Brian

Driver. Well, it’s according to who’s driving.

0:20:53 – Kayla

So that’s why you’ve only ridden with me twice in the entire 30 years we’ve been married.

0:20:58 – Brian

I didn’t name any names.

0:21:02 – Kayla

I’m happy to be a passenger Driving Miss Daisy. It works for me. You can stop laughing. I just she’s a great passenger, but she’s going to help you a little bit, but when you’re speeding or you miss a road sign, there’s that Lake or swimming pool.

0:21:25 – Brian

Love how you just abandoned-. I’m just moving on. You just abandoned that this could end badly if we keep going, so lake or swimming pool. Neither Really as in to get in and swim To choose.

0:21:36 – Kayla

Would you swim in a lake or Neither, really, I would love to sit at the lake. I love going to the lake, but I’m not getting in that water because I can’t see. I’m going to swim in a swimming pool because I can see to the bottom. Come on, you have to choose. Are you a lake or swimming pool person?

0:21:54 – Brian

Who’s at the swimming pool?

0:21:56 – Kayla

That’s not part of the Wait a minute.

0:21:58 – Brian

I’m a large fellow, I don’t want people Bless your heart.

0:22:00 – Kayla

Bless us.

0:22:02 – Brian

I’m swimming pool. Okay, there’s critters.

0:22:05 – Kayla

All right, this one you chose.

0:22:07 – Brian

I get in at the ocean when we go.

0:22:08 – Kayla

A very controversial one coming out. Top sheet or blanket, blanket.

0:22:12 – Brian

I hate a top sheet. I despise it.

0:22:17 – Kayla

And I love a top sheet. It is not comfortable.

0:22:19 – Brian

So true love is I have sacrificed a top sheet.

0:22:22 – Kayla

How is it-.

0:22:23 – Brian

A blanket is soft, it’s warm, it embraces you. A top sheet is just-.

0:22:30 – Kayla

It’s cool and crisp and you are who wants crisp.

0:22:35 – Brian

If I want crispy, I’d bring fried chicken to bed. Apparently, I Ew what’s wrong with that World, that’s just. But this is a big deal for us in our marriage because I.

0:22:48 – Kayla

Not anymore. I surrendered the top sheet years ago.

0:22:52 – Brian

So now we just sleep next to a blunt. Now we have a bottom sheet.

0:22:54 – Kayla

We do yeah. So, phone call or text message oh text me. Text Please.

0:23:02 – Brian

And I’ve no.

0:23:02 – Kayla

Unless it’s going to be a detailed conversation, then a phone call can take care of it in like three minutes. But if you’re just calling just to chat, it depends on who you are I might prefer a text message.

0:23:16 – Brian

And I do love how FaceTime has kind of died away.

0:23:20 – Kayla

Yes, I’m not a fan of yeah. So, Well, yes and no, because I have a couple of friends who don’t live local and I do get to FaceTime with them, so I cherish FaceTime. But again, it’s all about who you’re talking with.

0:23:34 – Brian

I guess so All right, this one.

0:23:37 – Kayla

you have to choose one.

0:23:38 – Brian

Okay.

0:23:39 – Kayla

Broadway, musical or sporting event. And no, you don’t get to choose the sporting event.

0:23:46 – Brian

Well, I’m going to go with sporting event.

0:23:48 – Kayla

And I’m going to go Broadway musical.

0:23:51 – Brian

There’s only so much froufrou and dancing and music I can take. I need somebody to tackle somebody and hurt somebody. I like going out to the theater, but I’m going to have to go home and watch John Wick or Jason Bourne. I’m going to have to. Somebody’s going to have to kick somebody’s tail, gotcha.

0:24:16 – Kayla

So Okay, well, all right then. So there you go. That’s this version of this, or that?

0:24:21 – Brian

I got one nice one for you. Oh boy, coke or Pepsi.

0:24:24 – Kayla

Oh Coke.

0:24:25 – Brian

Okay, all right.

0:24:27 – Kayla

Yeah. All right, so Pepsi.

0:24:30 – Brian

Really, either one’s fine with me.

0:24:32 – Kayla

Really.

0:24:33 – Brian

Yeah, no, so I prefer Dr Pepper.

0:24:37 – Kayla

You do. You actually prefer zero sugar Dr. Pepper.

0:24:41 – Brian

Correct, I do. There you go, all right. Well, thanks for listening to this week’s edition of the Peas and Carrots Podcast. Hey, we would like to send you a free Peas and Carrots coffee mug and a pack of cute stickers, as Ms. Kayla would say.

0:24:57 – Kayla

Indeed, I’m so excited about these stickers.

0:25:01 – Brian

We’ve had them for a couple of months now. They’re still awesome. When is the excitement going to fade a little bit?

0:25:06 – Kayla

It’s not so yeah, okay. All right, but if you are one of the first two people go to our website, We’ve actually kind of gifted more, so spoiler, we’ve had more than two people each week, which is awesome. So if you contact us, we will hook you up. Go to peasandcarrotspodcast.com. Answer the trivia question correctly. You just click on the trivia button.

0:25:32 – Brian

And this is the question Play along with us on this or that. Are you a phone call or text message person? Answer that question – Are you a phone call or text message person? Hey, five of you reach out, We’ll send all five of you a mug. 10 of you send you a hundred of you. We’ll have to think about it. So just go to the peasandcarrotspodcast.com that’s our website, peasandcarrotspodcast.com. Click on the little button that says trivia and watch our question.

0:26:00 – Kayla

Play along. Are you a phone call or text message person? So you can search Peas and Carrots at peasandcarrotspodcast.com, and when you do, don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast.

0:26:13 – Brian

There you go. Hey, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Just look up Peas and Carrots Podcast. You can follow us there for some more great content. And so remember, don’t call me, text me.

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