Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Quick Blog Post :o)

Well, it is almost midnight here and I really should be sleeping and getting some rest. I've been sick since last Monday evening and am just starting to feel half decent. Still stuffed up and a bit achy at times. Ironically I had made it through winter with no colds or anything and then boom I get this. No fun! Although, I did get a book read while I was taking it easy. I'll post about that later when I have more time. :o)

We went for a dirve with my in-laws today. We went to a green house to get some more plants for our flower garden and vegetable garden. We ate supper out and then home again. My mother-in-law dug up some of her extra perennials for me. :o) She gave me irises, lillies, lady slippers and another kind of lily. I'm not much of a green thumb so I hope they are tough enough to survive my inexperience. lol :o)

It's after midnight now, but this was the little suggestion at the top of my blog when I started typing...

Choose your battles wisely ~ give patience where patience is due, and continually ask God for wisdom in discipline.

My son and his best friend don't get to see each other regularly because we live about 30-40 minutes apart, but they love to talk on the phone. I am constantly reminding my son that when he is done talking that he needs to check to see if anyone left a message while he was on the phone. Lately he has been forgetting to do that. It can be an hour or more before he remembers to check it. :o( My mom called earlier this week and left a message and then was worried because she knew I was sick and wondered why we weren't answering the phone or returning her call. (Mom's think the worst you know.) Again tonight he forgot to check and I only got my friend's message 1 1/2 hours after she called! So I told him that if that happens again he will not be able to use the phone for a day or so. But, now that I am thinking about it, it is also punishing his friend. What to do? I think I am going to try reminding him to check for messages when he is done talking.

I need to be patient and pray for more wisdom in my discipline. :o)

1 comment:

~*Mona*~ said...

You Said: "I need to be patient and pray for more wisdom in my discipline. :o)"

My Response: AAaagh! Me too!! It seems that I will remind and remind and remind my children that we can't do something if things are not done "just so" and then turn around after a long day of "nagging" to just do it anyway (I always want to do things with them and hate denying them of that, especially lately with so much time going into the new house so we can get moved in!).

I need to learn to say what I mean and mean what I say! One thing that helps on occasion comes from a speaker who shared that as soon as the words leave your mouth, even if in a little bit you decide it is not that big of a deal, you stick with it! So, that comes to my memory each and every time things get difficult with the children, does not seem to push me through with consistency and discipline the way that I need to though! Ah yes, continue to pray for that wisdom indeed!