Monday, July 17, 2006
the wisdom of Monday
Picture: this is Greg's next project.....(minus the pegs on the bottom) It's for Micaela's room. It gives her a place to showcase her MANY drawings and doodles. (I am proud that my fridge is COVERED with her art....but she needs her OWN space.)
Today is Monday. I was supposed to get things done today. It didn't really happen that way.
Went to gas up in Winchester (12 miles from home and 30 cents per gallon cheaper, go figure) Then headed into Super Wal-Mart.....then explored a new store called Martin's. They carry the 100% pure cranberry juice that Greg and I are addicted to. It's expensive and hard to find. Our local store has it for $7 per bottle, Martin's has it for $5.46. I am so easy to please!
Jumped SGM Rock's battery today. With his and my husband's help, I learned where my battery is. I've owned my car for almost 2 years and I now know how to open the hood AND I know where the battery is. He laughed at me because he asked me to hold the still-connected jumper cables and I must have this horror-filled look on my face because he reassured me that I would okay. I don't do mechanical. This is one of those things on which I am a firm believer in the Division of Labor. I am female and therefore, generally speaking, NON-mechanical oriented. There are probably a few of you out there who know what manifolds are, or can locate our own batteries or can change your own tires. I ain't one of 'em. I cook, occasionally clean, heap loads of love and affection on people, but I don't do machines. I am gripped by a fear that if I operate them in the wrong way, they will undoutedbly blow up. I don't mind not knowing. This is why there are men in the world. That and to reach things beyond the scope of my step-ladder.
I just found out that a women I attend church with has been diagnosed and is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. I am conversant with all of the facts and statistics, but what do i say? I am sending her a card and the kids and I bought her a lovely plant that we're re-potting today. But what do I SAY?? I want to offer support and comfort. I am stumped......She's a wonderful Godly woman. She's one of the sorts who looks 16 and she's really in her 40's. She's beautiful. I don't like to think of her suffering.
I discovered today that Adam can write 23 out of 26 letters. I am so terribly proud of him. Homeschooling rocks!
The song I can't get out of my head: MercyMe "The Change inside of Me." Man, that song really hits me hard and lifts me up. But I will share that story on another day......it's a good story.
Now....I gotta go. One of my many jobs in this happy home is magician. I am getting ready to go make some magic with some boneless chicken breasts. I'm going to turn them into something that is worthy of my husband's oohing and aahing..