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Many lessons learned…

Ok, how many times do you think you have someone figured out and then they say or do something or NOT do something and you realize that maybe you don’t know that person as well as you thought?  I don’t get it and maybe, just maybe that’s not how it’s suppose to be.  But I’m the kind of person that what you see, is what you get!  I don’t try to be someone I’m not.  With me, you pretty much KNOW who I am.   If I’m your friend, I’m a good friend.  I’m loyal and always there for you!  But when someone I feel acts out of character, I just don’t know how to respond to it.

I can’t tell you just how many things God is showing me during this time of being laid up. This is just one of them.  It’s amazing what He’s teaching me.  God’s been dealing with me on all levels of my spiritual walk.  There’s not a whole lot you can do while you have your foot up in the air, so it’s been very humbling to say the least.  I’ve even realized just who really are my friends and those that I THOUGHT were my friends who really aren’t after all.

I’m learning my strengths and weaknesses!  This is not easy!  Yes, keep showing me Lord my strengths, but please don’t show me my vulnerabilities and weaknesses!  😛  Continue reading ‘Many lessons learned…’

Ya….it’s Friday!

Well, not exactly Friday for most of you, but for me, it’s the last work day of the work week for me. Today I’m taking my students on a field trip to the mall. The mall you ask? Yes, if they complete all of their work with a C or above average, they get to go on a fun field trip.

We are going to the mall for lunch, see the movie Bolt, and shop! The kids love this type of field trip. Normally we go before Christmas, but there was just too much going on and so little time before Christmas Break.

My heart is giving me trouble this morning. I’ve been on this new medication for a little over 2 weeks. It was working so far until lately. It feels like it wants to beat rapidly, but it’s not. It’s just beating irregular! 🙁

Hope everyone has a great day, I’ll keep this short!


Happy New Year!

Well, it’s the second day of January and I’m super excited. My theme this year is small changes give great results. 💡 I had tried in past years to do this or do that and only failing. I decided that changing something small in life can, with time, make a huge difference. It sure beats failing and failing again at something I never follow through with.

Here are some of my small changes and I hope you are inspired by them too! I know I’ll be adding to the list, but here’s a start!

1. Clean less, live more! (I refuse to be a slave to this house! There will always be something that needs to be cleaned, it can wait.)
2. Take time to invest in a hobby.
3. Realize you can take small steps doing something you want instead of thinking it will take you forever and then you never start it.
4. Be more active with my daily calendar. (Remember friend’s birthdays hapybirthday , special events, etc. and send snail cards.)
5. Tell a loved one each day just how much they mean to me.
6. Share my knowledge with others (make time) I have so many friends that always call on me for puter help, I need to nurture that ability and share it.
7. Eat less (I am doing this, not worrying about exactly what, but how much. It’s amazing how much you realize you were eating in one day.
8. Exercise 3 times a week. (Nothing huge, small steps! Consistency! And stress relief for my heart)
9. Take more time preparing my devotions for my classroom. :coffee:
10. Practice Patience. (I always thought I was patient and then the Lord shows me an area I’m not.)
11. Hug my kids more! (They are growing up fast)
12. Learn new recipes, cook more. (Kindof hard when your husband loves to cook!)
13. Curb my spending. (I’m not much of one to spend frivolously, but I want to be more mindful of every dime I spend on things.)
14. I want to practice doing laundry more often. (I tend to leave it until the weekend, would like to take a moment and do one load, just one load when I have time during the week.)
15. Pray more! (I am the type of person to pray through-out the day, but I’d like to take more time to pray WITH my friends and keep my prayer list up to date.)
16. Redo the downstairs bathroom. (Paint, towels, etc.)
17. Paint/redo the family room.
18. Put up a dining room light.

The last few are mainly about my house. I take that in stride so that as money becomes available, we do the project. Our house will always be an ongoing project. 😀

Have a wonderful day everyone! Best wishes to those of you with similiar resolutions, or for me changes!