hu-mil-i-ty: [hyoo-mil-i-tee] the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance, rank, etc.[Origin: 1275–1325; ME humilite < L humilitās. ] -synonyms- lowliness, meekness, submissiveness. -antonyms- pride.
We all possess in inner voice of reason or caution. This voice reminds us to proceed slowly, to back up our computer files, to not count our chickens before they’ve hatched, etc. As this past week progressed and long-neglected tasks were accomplished, hubris set in and that voice of caution was blatantly disregarded… ignored and dismissed as a wearisome nag.
Thud. Does anybody have an ice pack, that fall hurt! Lessons learned:
1. One clean closet and a clear path through a cluttered garage do not constitute organization. Not when one’s office still looks like this…
Note to self: Children’s school papers are not necessarily on their assigned clipboards. Locate them the night before to avoid mad morning scrambles through mountains of paper.
2. Remain vigilent while using the
metal anti-christ sewing machine. A trouble-free surface does not mean all is flowing smoothly. Turn the damned quilt over often and check underneath before discovering that 1/3 of the back looks like this…
after an hour of ripping out stitches there is still lots to undo. I’ll need two or three more spools of thread now too.
3. Cooking lovingly prepared meals consisting of all-natural ingredients and an abundance of fresh vegetables may be healthier for your family… but it doesn’t necessarily keep your family healthy. Organic arrogance failed to protect A1 from illness. She either has the flu or another strikingly similar sickness, complete with fever, coughing, nausea, body aches, etc.
As compensation for having assorted fluids, pills and other mommy remedies continuously thrust upon her she currently resides in my “spot”, where she has free reign of the tv remote control.
4. All of that knitting and spinning I planned on doing in my free time. Ha! That isn’t happening. However, I’m extremely thankful that I’ve been able to take kids to doctor, dentist and orthodontist appointments,buy groceries, clean and complete other necessary tasks put off while working full-time.
I hope you all are having wonderful weeks and don’t forget to heed your inner-voice. I’ve learned my lesson. I’ll now slink off quietly to do laundry and clean. I wonder if a Vick’s plaster would help A1…