Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Things I Did Today

First I went to the Social Security office and it wasn't bad at all. I was in and out of there in 30 minutes. There is one window that handles card replacements. I had the form filled out and my license and it went real smooth.

I should receive it in 5 to 7 days, so that is all much
better than I anticipated. I didn't even get any good stories
about anything strange that happened there.

Later in the day I boxed up our homeschool books to send them back to the curriculum store house in VA. The boxes are in the car so I can take them to UPS after I finish with my mammogram tomorrow.

Oh, the joys of womanhood. I'll be sure not to use any soap with glitter in it. I read a blog post about that a couple of months ago. It was so funny. I don't want to be the one telling that story though.

This evening my daughter and I listened to side two of the first cassette tape "Preparing for Adolescence". Many of you have probably done this already. You know there are 6 tapes. I did this with my son two years ago.

My daughter has not wanted to do this. I don't know what she's afraid of. She only said, "I don't want to be an adolescent!" I told her she already is and there's no stopping it now.

We've talked seriously about how to take care of herself when she starts her period, but that is it. She read the American Girl book about puberty. She seemed fine with all of that, but not adolescence. I think she'll find the tapes and book very helpful.

Unfortunately, I dozed off while we were listening tonight, but I think I've got the gist of it. Dr. Dobson's voice kinda lulled me to lala land. Good thing I never had him for a prof in college. I do love his lessons though.

So now, as I write, my daughter is in her room singing at the top of her lungs, well not quite. She is trying to find a song to sing for an audition next Monday for a play at the parks department program. She did excellent last year in our church musical theater production.

Since we're not having it this year (boo hoo), she wanted to try this other program. It's just an audition and your in or out. The rest of the week is rehearsing and the play will be on the weekend. The Lord knows what is best for us this year.

She just came out and said she couldn't sing the song she had picked cuz it was too slow and now she doesn't know what to sing. Then she said, "Maybe I'm loosing the touch." I told her she's not. She just needs practice.

So now I'm really tired and my day is almost done. Still gotta pick up my son at church. He went to Bible study with the guys. Yay! I'm so happy the guys are doing this this summer. Nan's kids are there too.

I'll tell ya one thing, I've been thinking about what the pastor said on Sunday all day. I need to keep focused on the Lord at all times and listening always. Several times today thoughts of jealousy, poor me, and who cares crept into my mind. God just kept reminding me to focus on Him only, not on these lies that are sneaking into my heart.

I prepared myself to be kind and patient before I went to the SS office. I was obedient and it was a piece of cake. Yes, I do have to tell myself to be kind and patient.

I can get upset and loud if things don't go well. I do not like it when that happens. Waiting and waiting really gets on my nerves and there's nothing you can do about it. I prepared myself to wait a long time and I didn't even have to. God cares about every detail of our lives.


  1. Yes He does care. Hubby had a few things happen to where he could see the Lord's hand it it all so that he was at the right place at the right time to help other people. (I'll tell you when I see you).

    He went thru Dr. Dobson's book when the kids reached adolescence and they talked about it. Makes it less scary, I think.

    One time we waited at the DMV for oldest's license and somehow threw up all over the floor (poor thing). However, that smell just permeated the room and nobody wanted to leave and lose their place and nobody was cleaning it up either.

    Aren't you glad I left you this comment, lol!

  2. Sounds like an awesome and productive day. GOD BLESS YOU!

  3. Ah yes, I've got a 12 year old and 9 year old and they both seem to be right at that 'adolescent stage' at about the same time. My daughter's an early bloomer... *sigh*.

    I welcome it and dread it all at the same time!

  4. Glad to hear getting your card replaced was that easy. Usually stories of these kind of horrid. God was good to you! :)

  5. Your honesty makes me smile. I'm so glad everything worked out at the S.S. office.

    I enjoyed the play by play of your day! Blessings!