Originally I had planned to write a weekly review called Six for Saturday. It was supposed to be a reflection of the past week and a preparation of the week to come. Since Girl Scout Cookies have taken over my life, I moved this post to Sunday. Again, cookies invaded my life, so I compromised and decided to post this Sundayish to Monday. My heart is there.
In my house, Sunday is a day of renewal. We attend church, I prepare a huge filling Sunday meal, and we all take a look at the week to come. But what about the past week? What could be different? What did we learn? Enter Six for Sunday. Cribbing from Sista Toldja, I decided to reflect on the past week and the upcoming week.
SIX FOR SUNDAY:
1. Teachers are underpaid and SOME are saints in disguise. I was Classroom Mom for the Boy’s second grade class and those kids drove me CRAZY!!! The tattling, the “he looked at me!” the obnoxious, unnecessary questions. I had to do a bought of retail therapy to calm my nerves after the ONE HOUR. Can you imagine all day with these kids? I have a deeper respect and admiration for the Boy’s teacher and teachers in general.
Hats off to you, teachers.
2. I found my Driver’s Licence. Suze Orman always says that when you clear the clutter, you find money. I was set to make the trek to the Slow Bloop Department of Motor Vehicles and deal with people so miserable that it only rubs off on everyone else. I cleaned the trunk of my car (had to store cookies someplace) and found my ID. Boom, baby!
3. Mike Tomlin. A brother in the White House and a brother winning the Super Bowl. I told the Mister he look a little thuggish, but now that he has that ring, me like thug. Tomlin led his team to top honors, handles pressure well, and can speak with ease and confidence to the press. His one negative is the striking resemblance to Omar Epps. He’ll always be “Q” from Menace to Society to me.
4. Unselfish Acts. I went to Sunday School for the first time at church. The lesson was from 2 Kings 4:8-17. It was an open forum where we discussed the passage and how it relates to our lives. I am going to focus this week on doing things unselfishly. Not to say I will let people walk all over me, but this week, I’m going to take the focus off of ME and put it to others. That means, no being pissy when I’m cut off in traffic (or calling someone a jerk wad when they aren’t paying attention), having my yes mean a unconditional yes and my no mean no, keeping my emotions in check and realizing that I may have had a rotten day, but someone else is probably having a WORSE day, and really focusing and reflecting on what I have read in the Bible.
5. NEWS FAST. The news is depressing. Thousands of jobs are being lost daily, parents are mistreating their children, some fool is setting fires and destroying lives in Chester County. It gets to be information overload. It’s discouraging to hear this hour after hour. Since the election is over, and President Obama is in office, I can turn off CNN, Fox, ABC and the rest and not hear this mess.
6. That silly 25 Things about Me from Facebook. This is that note that you post about random facts people wouldn’t know about you. I didn’t want to do this, but once I completed it, I realized that I have some achievable goals. I spend an hour (at least) daily working on this blog. Since I won’t be parked in front of the boob tube, I can take some time to work on the novels laying dormant on my desk or dare I say, workout.