These Days…

August 26, 2008 at 8:08 am 3 comments

I seem to be counting to ten a lot lately.

I seem to be saying to myself, “Just let go.  Move on.  Don’t take it in.”

I seem to be telling myself, “You are free.”

I hear, “Don’t go there…”

I seem either uptight that my family is home and arguing, or uptight because they are suddenly gone, and it is blissfully quiet, and I miss them.

I enjoy individual time with my family a lot right now, and time when the Hub is home, because there is more help.

But, when I’m there with The Three?  It’s a little crazy.  And I get a little crazy.  Sometimes, a lot crazy.

And, I remind myself that I am “PURSUING” this year (I & 2 Timothy):  faith, righteousness, gentleness, patience…

Pursuing gentleness.

I don’t think I’ve caught up with it yet…but goals are good.  And I’ll get there.  Hopefully before my kids pick up my temper.

Currently, the wad of computer cords that keeps getting loose, caught in my feet, and tangled is causing me a good bit of aggravation.  I know it’s a small thing, but that’s where I plug in my cell phone at current.  Last night, I started yanking cords like you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

So, what do you do with your cords? If only I had a desk for them to hide behind…but, I don’t.  There are right here, in all their glory, sometimes hanging out of a basket.  There has to be a better way.  And no, we can’t have wireless yet.  And I don’t want to hear about your cute wireless MAC…not at all.  Don’t even start with me.  (Gentleness, letting it go, not staying there…breathing, moving on…)

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  • 1. theepiphany  |  August 26, 2008 at 9:06 am

    I get aggressive with the cord wad too. I have seen cord winders at places like Walmart or Target that wind up the excess cord and keep it out of the way. Maybe something like that would help?

  • 2. Cindy  |  August 26, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Velco strips work for me at the office. Here at home they are behind the desk fotunately, but making an orderly bundle, then wraping velco around it helps. They make strips like this especially for computer cords.

    Now……breathe in and out, in and out, in and out……………:)

  • 3. emily  |  August 30, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    i tend to struggle with gentleness. until i started church it was a foriegn concept to me. now i am constantly convicted of my desperate need for MORE of it.

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