Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Practice What You Preach

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, no excuses, just in an all out BAD mood! I fed everyone breakfast and then went to the computer to try and finish up the Media Guide for Matt’s baseball team.  I took two years off from doing it, but for fundraiser support we needed one this year.  It’s a hassle, a pain and a few other words I’ll save you from hearing, but the money raised let’s the kids eat a meal when they have games on the road so I agreed.  I’ve been scanning pictures, picking fonts, rearranging for days.  I assumed (that word has bitten me square in the butt a lot lately) that PageMaker saved periodically like Word does, like Windows  Live Writer does, well, I was wrong.  Hannah Noelle played on the computer some last night and when I got to it this morning all programs had been closed out (I just pressed the little X mommy) and my Media Guide was gone.  I did the responsible thing and said, please walk out of the room Hannah Noelle, mommy needs to breathe for a few minutes.  As I sat here aggravated, agitated, ready to ground her for the next 30 years I remembered a post I did a while back named The Little Things and in that post one of the things I said that gets me through the day is…

* The day several years ago when I was working on a transcript and something happened, my computer went blank and I lost everything. It was at that very moment I realized I could get mad, walk away screaming or use my frustration to work harder and get it done. (Don't get me wrong, I still get mad at things, just learned it really doesn't do too much good!)

So I took a deep breath, called Hannah Noelle back in here, explained to her what she had done, grounded her from the computer for a day and started working even harder on the Media Guide. 
Practicing what you preach is a hard thing to do, but I’m glad for today that I had put into words in my blog something I needed to reread today!

Have a Great Day!

Make sure you read yesterday’s post too!!!

3 comments:

Gen McNulty said...

I love you and your heart so much!
xoxo
Gen

King Quads said...

I love you so much!

Kami Lambe said...

What a great reminder...thanks for making me think about that today!
Love ya-
Kami