Things I Have Learned Lately

Cartoon by Bill Browning, from his webpage: http://www.mnispi.org/cartoon/2001/index.htm.

Just some random thoughts today.

1.  Other people’s junk is another’s treasure.  (Ok I am relearning this one all the time.)

2.  It is entirely possible to parallel park an F-150 in a tight spot if you drive over a curb doing it.

3.  The hunt for treasures is a ton more fun than the cleaning up and putting away process.

4.  If I buy two gallons of milk at a time, no one seems to drink it, but if I buy one at a time, it is consumed in half the time.  (Is that a run-on sentence?  I am suppose to be teaching my son about those and how horrible they are, yet I continue to use them.)

5.  Some people are actually looking forward to winter.  Not many, but there are some.  I am not one of them.

6.  My kids are 10 times more capable when I am not around then when I am around.

7.  Getting up consistently at 6 a.m. is a very good thing.  I feel more alert when I get up.  I am more energetic.  I am more relaxed.  I get a lot more done than I used to. I plan to continue doing this indefinitely.  However, sleeping in once in a great while is a luxury that I do enjoy. I slept in until 7 a.m. today.  Woo-hoo.

8.  The snooze button should never have been invented.

9.  I am an all or nothing kind of gal.  Once I take on something, I am in it full-blown.  I can’t do anything just sort of, kind of, maybe.

10.  Having food allergies isn’t the end of the world.  Life goes on. 

What have you learned lately?

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7 thoughts on “Things I Have Learned Lately

    • Thanks Dawn for commenting. It is only because of #8 (no snooze) that I can get up consistently early. I use a timer not an alarm clock so I don’t have a snooze. I have done that for 2 years now and I know I still can’t go back to a snooze or I would use it. Ha.

  1. I’ve learned i’m terrible at Ephesians 4:29 when someone hurts my feelings. I’ve learned that the older my kids get, the sadder I am about it. I am also much more at peace about myself than I was at a younger age.

    • Deb, love your thoughts. I agree I am sad that my kids are getting so old. I would love it if they would stay the age they are right now. I really like them. I too am more at peace with who I am as I get older. I would never have written a blog and put myself out there a few years ago. Now, I don’t mind sharing. I am still ok with Ephesians 4:29, probably because I don’t let people hurt my feelings very easily because I am more at peace with myself. More often than not I try to remember that if someone hurt my feelings they probably didn’t mean to or if they did, it probably is because of something or someone hurting them.

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