Wednesday, April 27, 2011

what the french toast??!!

so, today started like just about any other day.  get up.  feed the girls.  get ready to go.  pile in the car and head to wren's school.  go on in and head to "walking club".  today, it was finally not raining and as we walked towards the gym I realized that we were probably going outside.  excellent!  i, however, did not have my jacket with me.  not that big of a deal...well, until the following conversation occurred:

teacher a: "mrs. l, did you bring a jacket?  i think we'll go outside."

me:  "no, i'm good."

teacher b:  "maybe we'll let you be the deciding factor on whether we go outside or stay in?"

me:  "outside is fine...once you get to a certain age, body temperature control gets a little whack.  no coat needed for me right now."  i punctuated this with a little laugh at the end...then added:  "if you know what i mean..."

teacher b:  "umm, yeah, we do.  we have mothers."

cue the "whant-whant-whaaant-wahhhh" music.  and although i know both teachers are mid-late 20's, i really did not "see" myself as old as their mothers.  i apparently was quite wrong.  anyone know where to buy a cane and some support hose? 


Friday, April 8, 2011

refresher for my mindset...

Learn to like what doesn't cost much.

Learn to like reading, conversation, music.

Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.

Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills.

Learn to like people,

even though some of them may be different...

different from you.

Learn to like to work and enjoy the satisfaction of doing your job as well as it can be done.

Learn to like the songs of birds, the companionship of dogs.

Learn to like gardening, puttering around

the house and fixing things.

Learn to like the sunrise and sunset, the beating of the rain

on the roof and windows,

and the gentle fall of snow on a winter's day.

Learn to keep your wants simple and

refuse to be controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.

~Lowell Bennion~

Thursday, April 7, 2011

heart like mine

'cause i heard Jesus, He drank wine

And i bet we'd get along just fine

He could calm a storm and heal the blind

And i bet He'd understand a heart like mine