Tuesday, May 01, 2007


pa·tience Pronunciation[pey-shuhns]
–noun 1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
2. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner.
3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience.
- According to www.dictionary.com

There are some days when I just need a few minutes to myself in the morning. I know I'm not the best morning person and I never have been. I get up early at 6am so that I can shower and get ready before Brian drops Sophia off. All I'd like is even 15 minutes (though preferably longer) to get my head together and get going in the morning. Kyle though has the bad (in my opinion) habit of getting up 2 minutes after I do and then seemingly start bouncing off the walls and incessantly asking for things. Some days it's just a little too much. This morning was one of those days!

I hate it when I speak sharply to Kyle and I always regret it when I do. This morning was one of those days when I had to remind myself over and over not to do that. We have a rule now that we don't even talk about the TV going on until after Brian has dropped off Sophia, so that's not an option even though I would have loved to have turned it on for him this morning! Instead, I got him some cereal and a cup of milk and went and had my shower. I made it was awake enough afterwards to better deal with him. I also have to remind myself how lucky I am be to be able to stay home with my boys and provide Sophia with a fun, loving place to come as well. I've really fortunate even if there are mornings and even days when it doesn't feel like it. So much of it is in how you look at it, so when I remind myself of where I am and what I have, I can only smile.

On a completely different note, I'm on a bit of a "spring clean purge" again here. After watching a heart-breaking Oprah yesterday where a family had to clean out the things from their son that passed 5 and a half years ago. I couldn't even begin to imagine how hard this would be, but they did seem better off for having done it. The guy from Clean Sweep was on there and was talking about generally cleaning out stuff and I really need to do some of this. George and I keep talking about it, but never seem to get around to doing it and it needs doing! He's also bad about keeping things for the "just in case we need it" or "we'll be able to use it for something sometime". I've just had enough of all the stuff and want to get rid of some and want to organize the rest!! We'll see how that goes!



Heather said...

I am not a morning person either and it's even more difficult when my son is cranky, so I know what you go through!
I've got the Clean Sweep guys book! It's great. We are in the process of going through all the things we think we "might" need "someday"!

Yellow Fence said...

I can totally agree with the patience part of your post. I get upset with myself when I don't have patience with my son. It truly is a virtue!


toners said...

Oooh, patience is often a hot topic in our house :) LOL!

Hey, I tagged you! Come check out the questions at my blog!

Monica M said...

Oh Colleen, I know what you mean about the patience thing, especially in the morning! If only no one would talk to me for the first hour, I'm sure life would be happier. Have fun with the spring cleaning - it's such a good feeling!

It's Not Easy Being Green said...

I hate the idea of cleaning and purging, but once it is done I feel so great about it. It's like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders!