Just a quick note today… seems the Blogs of Beauty Awards is now accepting voting on the finalists which were nominated in the past few weeks…. and The Carnival of Homeschooling #28 is up over at Why Homeschool.
I made a note in the blog to tell you all the very cute thing my son said on our trip to visit some family in Houston. You see, it was so wet (rained almost the whole week – I really think it rains there more than it does in Seattle)… so the humidity was near 100% when we shot off our fire crackers. To make this worse, I had a sinus infection and was miserable anyway that night. I was walking around with a red nose and a tissue in both hands.
When we shot the firecrackers off, you could hardly light them (sometimes it took more than three tries to keep the wick lit), and it was sprinkling most of the time we were doing the display. It truly is like a tropical jungle down there – the grass stays green all year.
I was musing about this, and I was thinking about how we hope to move back home to Texas some day. I mentioned to Kev in the car after the 4th of July party that I hoped we didn’t have to move to Houston when we move back to Texas. I hate the humidity (and the threat of flooding and hurricanes) and I said I would be “a bitter old grumpy woman in all that smog”.
Kaden piped up from the back seat (I didn’t even know he was listening), “Yeah, Daddy… and that would be really bad for me – because she’s my teacher.”
It is amazing how smart kids are, and how much they really do listen. Maybe I should take some good advice to heart and be more mindful of my words.
Matthew 12:36 – But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.
Philippians 2:14-16 – 14Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe 16as you hold out[a] the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.