Room for Improvement

This day has much room for improvement, and I’m trusting that it will. πŸ™‚Β  I got up this morning, much later than I needed to…rushed to get ready to take Grace to the bus (in the midst of Jen’s cat, Marley screeching for his breakfast as usual, and I informed him he was going to have to wait).Β  The bus was supposed to be there at 6:30…same place as last year, same bus driver.

It was sprinkling, and looked like there was plenty of time to walk there safely without a downpour and get back, so I told Grace we didn’t need to take the car when we could walk.Β  We got there and waited…and waited.Β  Finally at just after 7, after talking to Traci on the phone who was at work, we walked back home (with the rain coming down harder and one umbrella for both of us), and borrowed Jen’s car to drive her to the school.

I was watching the time carefully too…Jen wanted to leave for work by 8:15.Β  Got back in plenty of time, to find that Jen’s sick and not going to work today.Β  Texted Traci to let her know all was well and to please confirm with transportation when she gets a chance for the time and place to pick up Traci this afternoon, and for the mornings from now on too.Β  Fed the screaming cat and was happy that he quieted down finally.Β  Then got a text from Jen upstairs, asking me if I would mind making her some breakfast. LOLΒ  I texted her back “in awhile” (which really meant “give me a minute or two”).Β  Got my coffee put on, went out and had a cigarette which I have to say, tasted pretty good at that point.Β  Yes, I need to quit.Β  I know it well.Β  It’s on my list of things to do soon.Β 

Poured me a cup of coffee, got Jen’s breakfast made and delivered to her upstairs, guzzled my coffee…and about to go get a 2nd cup now.

I am thankful though…thankful for legs to walk…an umbrella to keep (most of) the rain off my head, thankful the school wasn’t far away, thankful for wonderful children who love and appreciate me, and don’t mind asking me for help when they need it…and for my 5th grader, Grace.Β  I almost typed ‘Gracie’…but she recently informed me that’s not her name…it’s ‘Grace’.Β  So I’m trying to remember that. πŸ™‚Β  I’m thankful to be home now and out of the rain.

Maintenance should be here soon (I hope)…our tub upstairs, which they supposedly recently fixed, is leaking badly from the dining room ceiling.Β  We noticed it last night when Grace was in the tub.Β  Traci did check to be sure there was no spillage outside the tub that was the problem, and there’s not.Β  So I’m a little frustrated about that, but I’m thankful that there is another bathroom in which to take a shower later if they have not fixed it yet.Β  And they probably will not have.Β  Fixing that ceiling is going to be a lot of work too, cutting out all that damaged part and replacing it.

Meanwhile, I am bound and determined to shake off the frustrations of this morning and move on to a better day still.Β  Hoping you all have a wonderful day.Β  OH!Β  And one more thing I’m thankful for…this place to come and vent a little. πŸ™‚

Love and blessings,



About Anne Sikes

"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." (2 Cor. 4:7) Sharing the journey through daily thoughts and struggles, examination of Scripture, poetry, music and art.
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14 Responses to Room for Improvement

  1. Quit smoking! Sip tea with feet up even if it is outside under an umbrella just learn to chill, so you can then make new clients relax as well πŸ™‚ with out the smell of your butt you just finished, lol

    I quit so long ago after getting up to 4 packs a day, and over a $1 a pack now I would have to hold up a bank to be able to afford to smoke here in NH over $50 for a carton more if bought separately.

    You my friend just had a NORMAL day by many others standards. Nice of you to bring your child breakfast in bed and by text no less God Love you πŸ™‚

    Rain you are in FL right, we are supposed to get some tonight when you are done with it I guess lol I am off to put more brown paint on top of my turquoise I will try his sprayer today but that means being on a ladder lol lord help me πŸ™‚

    I love making her look NEW again πŸ™‚

    Have a better evening!


    • Anne Sikes says:

      LOL…yes, I’m going to quit once and for all, before we start clinics. That much I am determined to do. So by the time I’m graduated and actually working I should be over it. I have some patches, and one of those electronic cigarettes that a friend gave me too. I use it now sometimes, but still have not let go of the real thing. I want to quit, but still have a strong emotional attachment to them. But I’ll make it happen soon.

      And God protect you up on that ladder. LOL…I used to be severely afraid of heights. Working with Ted on roofs sometimes, we were on one one day and I was walking right by the edge working and suddenly realized I wasn’t afraid anymore. I had been scared of heights since I was 12, and fell off the ladder of the high diving board when I was almost to the top…so we’re talking about 40 years of severe fright suddenly gone. πŸ™‚ It felt good too.

      You have a great day too Eunice, and thanks! πŸ™‚ ♥

      • Just got comfortable up there doing something and before you knew it you could have been doing a swan dive from there! Yikes πŸ™‚ I used to haul March Mulch and Rubbish and Spring water trailers where I had to be quite high up lol no need for drugs for this girl! lol yes for the kids you should JUST DO IT 2nd hand smoke is a killer Dad suffered so bad for last 2 years we had him and I still could get it after all smoked I just try to eat good, exercise so free radicals are not going crazy πŸ™‚ I never want COPD it was hard enough to hike my butt up on top of a rig with smoking never mind permanent airway damage I wish you well once patch goes on DO NOT SMOKE you can have a heart attack or stroke then you will really be screwed I loved smoking it was so relaxing but now life truly is so much easier try each day to go without for as long as you can then 2 puffs put it out and go for a walk or run or wash windows then when you are beat take two more puffs and stuff it out do stuff that require you to keep both hands busy and cut back cut back cut back then use pills or patches or even gum πŸ™‚ best of luck honey

        • Anne Sikes says:

          Thanks Eunice. I don’t smoke inside. I always go outside, and have cut back a lot (usually…some days are worse than others). I have learned though…never announce that I’m quitting until I have at least been quit maybe for a couple of weeks. LOL…that’s a sure way for me to fail. I tell people I’m doing it, and I blow it. πŸ™‚

          • Oh No I crumpled up my package and walked away and made my husband quit thankfully he did for a year then everyone I was with after divorce smoked and made all the walls in my home yellow 😦 Finally put foot down and painted walls and asked them all to smoke outside. πŸ™‚

            When I quit a lot of my friends did as well I was so happy for the extra support πŸ™‚

            • Anne Sikes says:

              It’s a lot easier when you have that support. That’s for sure. But I’ve learned also that it’s up to me and nobody else to do for myself what i need to. πŸ™‚

            • You are right had I not been fed up huff and puffing I would have continued to smoke I was so ready to quit it is what made the real difference just wanting to feel better with no coughing heavy breathing besides I smelled like and ASHTRAY πŸ™‚ You will only succede in anything when you desire it more than what you are doing now same with dieting if you want it it is hard work πŸ™‚ So I am there with you πŸ™‚

            • Anne Sikes says:

              Thank you. πŸ™‚

  2. What a confusing day you had…all I can say to you is hope tomorrow is better and take care..Diane

  3. Lindy Lee says:

    Clicked “Like”. Don’t really like the inconveniences you’ve described here but do, indeed, “Like” your positive attitude toward those inconveniences…

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