Friday, August 24, 2012
The lesson of peace yesterday turned into patience today. Always good to hear a speaker that you enjoy acknowledge that this is in the top two of the most difficult fruit of the spirit to achieve in our lives. I found it quite humorous that after the great lesson I heard this morning that I would be faced with the need to practice it once home as my son was choosing to have meltdowns because he couldn't do a couple things on his math paper correctly. But practice patience I did! I even told the evil one he could just give up on using Isaac to get to me today because it wasn't going to work. Got better after that!
The positive that came out of the meltdowns is that Isaac finally used some words and I now have something to work with in the future when this behavior starts coming out. His issue was that he believes he should be able to remember/know how to do something (in this case his math) after he's learned it one time. I told him I would be a mess if that was truth because I never learned math easily. We later were able to work on the stuff that was the issue and I spoke with him about how to handle it in the future by working one problem and then asking if he remembered it correctly instead of just working them all and guessing. I will pray that he heard the words that could help him.
The insulation job is complete and I am glad we spent the money to get it done. The hubby was able to spray last night so we didn't have to begin our day at 4 a.m. after all. (Yeah!)
Another big money item for today was having the hay hauled in for the year. At least the hubby got a decent deal on the price as it is again very expensive...not like last year though. The price last year made it as good as gold to sell later in the year!
After lunch I took some books over to my friend to go through for her kids as we were done with them. She is on bed rest and is home with only the 2-year old this weekend due to a family trip that she couldn't go on so a good chance for her to hole some items away for birthdays and Christmas.
Next came a stop at the produce market to buy pears and peaches for canning. Came home with 2 bushels of pears and 3 bushels of peaches. Told them I didn't want anything that needed attention for at least a week. Guessing we'll be doing that next weekend!
After dropping those home it was off to the grocery store so I wouldn't have to go tomorrow.
Came home and took my "thyroid exhaustion" nap for 40 minutes and then put together a stir fry with stuff I had in the pantry and frig. Turned out to be very yummy! Especially the flavor of the zucchini!
Tomorrow... lawn mowing. I am hoping I can find time to scrap as I haven't done anything with that since the weekend the Olympics began and the family was off camping.