Friday, June 22, 2007

The Senility Prayer

God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Alien inhabitation? Plus a quote

Tuesday night my WONDERFUL teenage son mowed the backyard with only one reminder. He was headed upstairs to take a nap when I asked him when he would mow it. Ten minutes later, he was outside mowing. Must be aliens inhabiting my stinker son and turning him into a sweet compliant son. I was so proud of him for not whining, arguing or giving me excuses. He's growing up so nicely. I patted myself on the back in my mind.

Tonight before I left for church, I thanked him. He replied, "You shouldn't. I didn't do it to be nice. I just couldn't sleep so I mowed instead." I'm crushed. I'm totally devastated. I'm disheartened that all my years of teaching didn't take. Oh who am I kidding...I'm not a bit surprised. It's pretty typical of a 16 yr old boy :)

I told him to learn to take a compliment and let dear old mom think he was up to good stuff. Gramma was listening in and she just laughed at him. Told him the same thing. Take credit; build credit :)

Today's quote:
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."
--Aristotle

Monday, June 04, 2007

Quotes

"Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Well behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Don't let procrastination be a thief of your time

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Terry Pratchett quote

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
-Terry Pratchett