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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday's - PATIENCE!


Oh me or oh my grandma is a crazy lady.  I'm doing fine at school - she's the one who is a little worried.
See my finger - two stitches!!  My first. 

Now I have lots and lots of homework -  I'm doing well -  even though it takes about 4 hours - 2 of homework and two eating!



We had lightening strike our Comcast Cable line about three weeks ago. It blew two televisions, two vcr's, our dehumidifier in the basement, and a couple things I can't remember now.  It will cost about $1K to replace it all and we have a $1K deductible on our house insurance. Comcast came out yesterday for the 3rd time - so we do have the tv signal back - but we have to buy tv's!   That's not the part that frustrates me.  The part that frustrates me is the internet.  We have an internet now with a mind of it's own!!!  If it wants to work - it works.  If it wants to stop in the MIDDLE of something  - it stops and I lose the whole thing!!!  If I'm reading a blog and I go to comment it'll drop it and I lose the entire post!!!  

 

My husband and I see things though different colored lenses. (Usually.)  Mine are pink and his is blue.  It's been that way since we were first married. Now I'm mellow more a hippie - I like to look at the good in life and he thinks I'm naive.  He likes to run things in a much more rigid style then I like.  There's one way he wants us to do things - his way!   He has a rule for everything.  He thinks he is more realistic!


On the other hand - he has spent two nights doing homework with the grandson - did I mention all the homework the grandson  had?  So as with all things in life - you have to look at both sides of the coin.  I think that was a wonderful thing for him to do!

 Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus! 


Today as I was reading blogs and answering the ones I didn't lose - I read one on patience and a dear friend emailed me about patience. Patience has to be the message for me  - when I don't have my patience - then I don't see things out of my rose colored glasses as well!!


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
And then this was sent to me:

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.”  Mother Teresa 

I think God was trying to tell me something don't you?????????? 



Well I love Mother Teresa - always have - she died the same year my brother did and Princess Diana - 1997.  She is one of my role models. So tonight I'm going to say my prayers (a lot of ones for you all) - and then I'm going to give it ALL to the LORD!   If HE can't fix things no one can!

So that's why I pray anyway! 


                                                               Love, Chatty       

PS:   My PEACH CROSTATA from Monday - I forgot to post my picture!



54 comments:

Jill said...

The grandson looks just handsome and fine, Grandma. Don't worry. He's in God's hands too. He will do well with all of your love and support. Celebrate his first week and let Grandpa keep helping with that homework. ;)

Breath my friend and trust in the Lord. He will see you through.

LL Cool Joe said...

Some people look for the differences between genders, I celebrate the similarities.

Catherine said...

How come kids have so much homework now-a-days? I don't ever remember having as much homework as my son did when he was in school. And as they get older, it gets harder and harder to help them with it! LOL!

Happy Wednesday!
xo Catherine

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie I can't believe how grown up GS looks! I love the patience part, boy do I need that now! Just keep me in your prayers as I keep you in mine. Love you my dear friend! Linda

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

A handsome grandson and a handsome dessert. I'm assuming at some point in time the two became one?

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Let's see now: a rule for everything, a bit rigid, and his way is the right way...

Dear Lord, do you suppose you and I are inadvertently married to the SAME GUY??? :)

sorry about that whole cable business - we just went through that whole mess a few weeks ago - but not as bad as yours.

Shelly said...

Between lightening strikes and first days of schools, you still had the presence of mind to make what looks like a VERY tasty peach crostata!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a handsome young man your grandson is!

That crostata looks delicious! I think I'm going to make one for dinner this evening!

jack69 said...

WE will always remember and love Mother Teresa, one truly Christlike person. Homework is good. that is why some private schools are better, they requires some committment.
Well I will be off for a few days. I am off to the woods. Sherry just asked if it was still raining? I didn't know it had been. OUCH. it has stopped for now. So I guess I had better get to walking.
Love from cold wet New Hampshire.
I think I am tackling only 20 miles of the trail. Sherry will drop me off and pick me up.
From NH, Love

Cheri said...

Great post and love the patience part...I think 99% of us could benefit and remember that. Thanks for the reminder. You need to relax about GS and school, he seems to be taking it all in stride...good for him. My hope for him is that this is a terrific year for him and that this was an excellent move for all. Prayers always my friend.

andy said...

Sounds alittle stressful to me! !! Have a great day

Jeanie said...

Your grandson looks like he is coping with everything very well...maybe grandma can learn a lesson from him too.
I'm so sorry about the lightening strike mess you have had to deal with....that is where my patience would have been tried.

Susan said...

GS looks like a handsome young man! I know he'll do well.

Your peach dessert looks yummy, too, Sandie.

I have always loved those lines from Mother Theresa. Wasn't she the pizazz? What a woman. If I could have one inkling of her humble spirit, I'd be content.

May your day be peaceful and filled with love.

Susan

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TexWisGirl said...

sorry about the lightning strike causing such havoc and blowing appliances! yikes!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I think it is a good thing for men and women to be different. Helps to balance out things. Too much of one or the other isn't good so it's a good mixture. I had internet problems like that a few weeks ago. It was in and out too. No lightning strikes that I know of but I think it is finally staying on for me. Funny how they say they can see I have a weak signal and can give me a boost from wherever they are. At least that is what the repair service said they did. I have deductible on my insurance too and it would terrible if I lost my tv's. Even though I don't watch them much, I'd miss my internet more. Hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!

Jo said...

Oh yeah now we talkn',that peach photo is peachy good.And I can relate to the man and woman thangy,me and MrNeverLazy are on total different playing fields but it works,have been together 26 years now,think we should keep 'em?

www.merrydotdandy.com said...

I agree with you on prayer....then I keep on doing. He makes the doing better. I appreciate turning it over.

Beth said...

WoW!! That was some lightning strike.

Your grandson is a very handsome young man!

EM Illustrator said...

Hua that was a nasty lighting strike wasn't it?! Patience is a good trait...but very hard to practice at times.
My Dad also died in 1997...Hope you're having a great day! Big hugs x

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love peaches - I could eat that whole thing in one sitting!

Two hours a night is a lot of homework. Whew!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'll bet your cute little grandson put a big dent into that yummy looking dessert! I'm sure he will do well, grandma, so relax...he looks and sounds like he's enjoying school even with the 2 stitches. And it's great that your hubby has the patience to help with all that homework. That's something I don't have a huge supply of...patience!
Enjoy your Wednesday!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh oh, Sandie --you have a lot going on right now! Your grandson is so cute -- he is your # 1 concern right now, and should be! I hope his finger heals fast and that he gets inot a good homework routine soon.

Good luck with the TV/internet issure! I am worried about lightening strikes in CO -- I'm sure they get more there than we do here in NY!

Your peach crostata looks so good!

barbara l. hale said...

My husband and I approach things in a totally different way, too. I guess that's good most of the time because one of us can usually figure out how to deal with a problem. Boy, I feel for you with the lightning strike and the insurance. It's a bummer, for sure! But that peach crostata should make things a little sweet.

A Quiet Corner said...

Your Peach Crosata looks scrumptious! Yes, do be patient with hubs...he did a wonderful thing helping the GS, who sounds like he's doing fine with his injury & stitches! Too bad to hear about your electrical problems...YIKES new TVs can be pricey...oh and my gosh, you're busy!...:)JP

Miss Debbie said...

Yep, it is always right to do the right thing...just not always easy!

Blondee said...

You are so sweet to do homework with grandson.

Sorry he had to have stitches, not fun. :/

Wanda's Wings said...

That sure is a lot of homework.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful post! And your grandson looks like he is enjoying his week. I remember when my youngest son got his first stitches...he thought it was neat or cool...whatever they say now! heehee! I'm going to write the quote by Mother Teresa in my journal today! Sweet hugs!

Ann said...

wow, that really stinks about all the stuff you lost from the lightning strike.
Wade and I think totally different too. He never seems to understand what I'm saying, it's like I speak a different language most of the time....lol

Alice Arthigton said...

looks like your grand son is happy in school. should i be scared of a kid happy to be back in school??? but he dose really look happy, and we will be hear when you feel better cathy.

Cranberry Morning said...

Sorry about the computer woes. :-) Thank you for your nice note. And about your post, although our husbands may be very different from us, they tend to surprise us with the good that comes from those very strengths which sometimes drive us crazy. :-) So nice that your grandson has good grandparents. Cute photo, Sandie.

Sally said...

That's one of my mantra's "do it anyway". :)

GS has a lot of homework already. Ouch!! Glad your hubby is helping him, that's a blessing!

xixi

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Wow, Sandie there sure were lots of things in this post. First, the grandson and dessert both look great, except that we can't have any fruit for awhile because of doing the South Beach plan (not wanting to call it a diet). Sorry to read about your losses with the lighning strike; similar thing happened to us when we lost a ceiling fan motor and answering unit; thankfully no other electronics. Yes men and women do see things differently on that we can certainly agree.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

GS looks cool, calm and collected!
Gosh you have a lot of worrys right now, I hope God can fix the problems.
love
tweedles

Dee said...

Your grandson looks like he enjoyed his first day of school...I am sure he will make a bunch of friends soon. Home work is a killer...it is like a second job for parents. :) I am glad your house did not catch fire...bummer on the internet connection...:(

Michaele said...

There you go again - I have read that writing from Mother Theresa before but now I appreciate it even more! Thanks for posting it so I can print it out and put it on the fridge for us all to appreciate.

Debbie said...

I'm even more crazy behind than you are. At least you are writing posts! I'm all caught up with my reading, but I'll comment here instead of leaving a week full of comments so you don't have to feel you have to respond to them all. (and you don't! )

I'm so glad the first of school went well for him! He looked so grown up in that picture. (sorry about the stitches...) I feel in my heart that he is going to love middle school. It's a wonderful time, IMO. I hope and pray that this school is the perfect fit!

Angela said...

I honestly don't think schools should be allowed to give homework! Seriously! It is just too much. My kids catch the bus at 6:30am and they are at school all day. One gets home around 3:45 and the other around 4:30. They need to unwind from that long day! Plus if they don't have books which usually they don't then we don't know how to teach it to them. I could home school easier than that! I hate school! Can you tell that! I am so not wanting my kids to start back.

I didn't know about your tv's and the electric hit! I'm so sorry about that! I have heard of other people having that happen and how hard it is to get things straightened out. We have a surge protector on our tv along with one on the computers. Not sure if that would help or not but hopefully it will.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thats so terrible about losing your tvs. I can remember sitting at the table with my 4 children for several hours each night doing homework and wondering if the teachers were doing any teaching.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

What a darling grandson. I'm sure he has alot of fun with you for a grand mom!

silverthoughts2 said...

I remember I had tons of homework in middle school. All my teachers told me it was to prepare for high school but homework didn't seem so bad there. Funny how schools tend to go nuts preparing you for the next step.

Sweet Tea said...

Have you heard the new song by Big & Rich, "That's why I pray"? Great song!

I hope your grandson LOVES the new school!!

Barb said...

Hi hon,
Your grandson is adorable and looks like he's going to do okay in school. I think we grandmothers worry over little ones as much as their mothers do, sometimes a bit more. The internet? Hope that issue is behind you soon. I know how frustrating things like that can be.
Hugs hugs and thanks for taking time for me and for MY JOHNNY blog. I don't think I fear being alone really. It's more all the changes that I know are coming. Even so, intimidating as they seem at times I do know I will be okay. God is wherever I am. Gotta love that, dear heart.

SweetMarie said...

I just love how you take pics of your GS in front of his desk. You will be able to compare all his pics from that same spot and he will love it! I've always done that by the fireplace and the front door. I can't help my son too much with his homework...LOL He's a junior in HS this year. He's taking chemistry and loves it! He's also taking American Govt. and Economics. I can help a little with those. :)
I'm so sorry about your t.v.'s, etc.. That adds up quickly! It's always something isn't it?? And with all this and your GS's stitches your baking?? YUMMY!!!

Men are silly! I think it all works out because we all have our strengths and weaknesses. :) I always remember how my husband loves to cook when he's making me crazy..LOL!

The Jones Family said...

As a mom and a teacher, I am really NOT a big fan of homework. I don't uknderstand why even little kids are given so much! Sounds like you are having quite a time after the lightening strike. Hope you can get things squared away...that can be very frustrating. Thank you for that lovely quote by Mother Teresa. It is one of my favorites! Enjoy the rest of your week and good luck with everything! God bless.

TARYTERRE said...

World would be a boring place if we were all the same. My hubby and I are as different as day and night too. Sounds like that homework is a daunting task. But with grandpa's help it'll get done. Having internet problems here too. BUT fortunately lightening did NOT strike and wipe us out. You poor thing. Praying things get straightened out soon. Take care.

Renae said...

I would be just like you if a grand was under my roof and I was into their life as much as you are. Pat yourself on your back as best you can and go forward, my sweet!

Today went very well. details? see the email. *wink*

Lynn said...

(((HUG)))

Thisisme. said...

I love all the quotes by Mother Theresa as well. She was such a wise lady. Gorgeous photo of your lovely grandson. I can't get over how much he seems to have grown! A real young man now. Always enjoy reading your blog my friend. There is always so much variety,and usually something to bring a smile to my face, which is good!

Granny Annie said...

You certainly do maintain a tight grip on happiness:)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I can't believe just how many schools have started back so early. For back in my day, starting back early was a half-week before Labor Day!

Louvregirl said...

Wow! That peach thing looks mouthwatering! Yes~ I'm back! My camera is fixed and I even wrote a little ditty (for today.) Blessings. CC~~
lg~ :-0

Jim said...

That peach crosta looks as good or better than the recipe sounded! I will bring some Blue Bell Lite Homemade Vanilla ice cream for it!!

I remember helping our Karen with her homework. Generally she would take off and be so far ahead of us very soon that we were of no more help to her. Like the little bird learning to fly on his own.
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Actually since I taught in the Community College people thought I knew a lot more than I did.

But I was good at getting someone, perhaps a friend going back to school who was discouraged, or a younger neighbor kid, or _____ (?) get started and off they went, leaving me way behind.

It worked that way with Mrs. Jim's cousin in Nursing school with her chemistry. She was thinking of dropping out but she graduated with honors. She just needed a start and to gain some confidence in herself that she could learn the material.
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