Monday, July 12, 2010

Pondering in My Silence

A pretty nature shot from Lake Tweet to help liven up my melancholy post...

So sorry, dears; I've been quiet lately. In high school, I coined the quote, "We're not quiet, we've just given up." And I guess that's true for me right now to a point, but I've also been operating under the intelligent, motherly advice of "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."

I have been feeling some downer pregnancy hormones, I guess. Those, combined with the sheer workload of my life this past weekend, just beat me into silence. (Shrek ditched me again.)

And, I'm still not out of it. But I'm checking in.

I'm pondering a lot of things right now, just one of which is what it takes to be a good parent. How do we teach our children to be happy with what they have? That they won't be happy if they are always wanting what they don't have or wanting more, more, more? As a society, we Americans are guilty of this. And, of course, our kids see it and emulate.

I like my house, but I'd like to stick it about five miles southwest into old family farmland. I'm happy with my vehicle, but would definitely trade it in for the 2010 model, if I could. I'm guilty of wanting more than what I have in nearly every area of my life. But it's a great life!

So.. how to balance self/self desires and still be a good example for my children? I'm working on it.

In the meantime, I'm going to help myself to not feel lonely by getting myself to bed, where my husband is sleeping. And later this week, I'll be clear out of this funk and into Jambo mode.

But sometimes, especially when the rains come, a little quiet isn't such a bad thing.

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