Friday, February 22, 2008

Just Another Post


I have nothing to say.


You can quit reading now.


Just kidding. Well, sort of.


It's Friday, and that makes me happy on one hand, but on the other hand, I am still sick with the crud. I should buy stock in Kleenex! That's why I feel "blah" right now. For the last three weeks, someone in my household has been sick, including me. Sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, cough, earrache. Just when I get better for a couple of days, and think I have kicked it, it comes back with a vengeance! One of my daughters had an ear infection (she's better now), one of them has strep throat, and one of them has a sinus infection. My son has been the only one who (knock on wood) hasn't really been sick. Even my husband has had the crud. The gloomy weather of late doesn't help.


Here in Texas, we have strange weather. While some of you are dealing with snow, we are having 70 degree days and 45-50 degree nights. Every four or five days, the temperature during the day drops so our high is in the mid-50's . Two days later, it's mid-70's. Back and forth! Back and forth! We're getting quite a bit of rain, too. Which brings me to...


Someone left the sun-roof open in the 4-runner for two or three days and it STORMED Wednesday! I didn't discover it until this morning because I've been driving the truck. The inside of the car is a mess, the leather and the floor! And the smell! I can't begin to describe it. My husband didn't believe that the smell was so bad, until he drove it to Bubble Island tonight. It's supposed to feel good when your husband tells you you're right. How often does that happen? I had him wet-vac the carpet, but I think I'm going to have to take it to a detail shop. This incident led to a great writing topic for my sixth graders today.


Lest you think I'm just a complainer, on a positive note, I took my daughter to Mardel tonight, and the lady who was checking out in front of us had about 40 items in her cart - no exaggeration! Instead of getting frustrated, I waited patiently, which is huge for impatient-me. I offered to push one of her (extremely-full-of-merchandise) carts to her car. She actually allowed me to do this, a complete stranger, and it left me with a warm feeling - that I had done something kind for someone else instead of just thinking about myself and how miserable I've been feeling AND that I have modeled kindness for my daughter. I am no saint, to be certain, so this small thing made me feel good.


Let me end by mentioning small things again. Have you checked out Rachel Anne's blog and her Small Things Challenge at Home Sanctuary? It's not a contest. It's a way to help you bring peace, order, and/or beauty to your life by doing small things each day. Check it out!

1 comment:

The Mama Bear said...

For nothing to say that was a rather insightful post.
I am proud of you teaching by example...I think as parents that is the best thing we can do. Saw a horrid example of what a mom was teaching her daughter today when hubby took me to Subway after the pharmacy.
I am going to check out the link, and send you get better mama bear hugs....we have had the crud on and off here since January too and we are tired of that. We try to blame the snow and cold though.
Hope the vehicle smells better soon, been through that before.

~ Penelope Anne

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