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Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

~~ Romans 10:13 ~~   for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.



  
Casey & Taco
"What did we do wrong, Mommy?"
Photo by Carley
You know those moments when you think “what in the world was I thinking?”   Everyone has those at some point or another.  I was thinking about some of these things earlier.  There are just way too many times when I spoke without thinking first, or when I jumped without looking, pressed ‘send’ on my email without thinking about what the result would be.  Sometimes I have to wonder if I have the common sense that God gave a gold fish.  Would you believe that I was absent from class that day when they covered the ‘rational’ chapter?!  Never mind... I didn’t think so.  I guess you would need the common sense of a gold fish to believe that! 

Anyway, this post is a little more ‘light hearted’ than the others.  I thought I would share with you some silly things that I’ve done in my life and the lessons I have learned from them.  I have:
 
  • put rice cakes in the toaster.  Note to self: Rice cakes can be flammable.
  • filled the washer with laundry and put the water level on minimum instead of maximum (twice).  Note to self: Too many clothes with not enough water will burn out the motor (every time!)
  • vacuumed hot embers from the fireplace hearth.  Note to self: Hot embers inside a vacuum filled with dust are also flammable... and can damage the vacuum cleaner too!
  • set a plate of food on the coffee table.  Note to self: The coffee table is within doggie reach.
  • set a wet paint project on the floor to dry.  Note to self: Don’t get mad at the dog when wet-paint puppy prints end up all over the project and the floor!  It’s a good thing it was in the garage!
  • drank too much vodka.  Note to self: Bad stuff happens when you drink vodka... ‘nuff said!
  • took photos at wrong times.  Note to self: When the lay-z-boy chair tips over backwards, stop laughing and taking photos, and help BF up off the floor.  (For those who are not 100% computer literate, BF means Boyfriend)  
  • tried to be the ‘perfect housewife’.  Note to self: With issues such as; flooding the kitchen, not being able to figure out how to turn on the vacuum cleaner, and fires on the stove (once or twice... well, ok, ok... quite a few times) it means you are not Martha Stewart and you likely never will be.  Accept it!
  • tried to make oatmeal – the old fashioned way.  Note to self: Oatmeal is not that hard to do!!... but when the dog refuses to eat it, something did not go right. 
  • rescued a kitten from inside a heating duct.  Note to self: Even 8 week old kittens have claws sharp enough to shred an arm.  Reminder to self: Next time you rescue a kitten, wear thick clothing for protection. 
OK... I hope you had a good laugh at some of those things; but, seriously, I bet you also did some silly things.  Please share them with me in the comment section below.



~~ Dear God ~~    Please forgive me for all the times I have ‘jumped before I looked’, ‘spoke without thinking’, ‘acted without using the intelligence you gave me’.  Thank You for being there to protect me and rescue me each time I end up in a mess.  Oh, and one more thing, Lord.  I am so happy that You do not keep a count, because I am sure that the number of times I have fowled things up are at a very high number.  In Jesus name, AMEN.



28 comments :

  1. Great laughs! Thanks! : )

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  2. Thank you so much Melissa! :-D

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  3. That was great. I think we can all relate!

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  4. :-D We all have a long list LOL!!!

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  5. Edwards, I think this is why some of these things are so funny... other people can relate! lol Besides if you don't learn to laugh at yourself, the world could end up being a dark place.

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  6. Wolf Spirit MomAugust 06, 2011

    Nice, thanks for sharing.

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  7. These are absolutely precious, thanks for the rice cake entry I may have tried that. And as for the Vodka entry, mines deals with Whiskey oh the sad memories....

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  8. Thanks so much Connecting... It's nice when you hear that someone understands

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  9. bigdad1211August 06, 2011

    Funny and great insight at the same time!! Thanks!

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  10. Thank you so very much BigDad. BigHugs to you! :-D

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  11. BOBBIENORTHERN1August 06, 2011

    I laugh at my self all the time other wise I would be living depressed and in the dark and I refuse to do that and insist on laughing at me LOL

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  12. Thanks for the feedback BOBBIENORTHERN1. Laughing at myself is one of those things that God has led me through a struggle to achieve, but you are so right. It's so much better to live in a world where you can laugh so much; even at yourself! Hugs.

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  13. I thought it was good, Carley.

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  14. Thank you so very much, Bella. Hugs.

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  15. LORIENABANANAAugust 06, 2011

    Thanks for sharing your posts, Carley! Your posts are always inspirational!

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  16. CJSARGENT1August 06, 2011

    loved it!!!!

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  17. Thank you soooo very much friends. Hugs!

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  18. That was quite funny!
    I could add a few things i did like that also! LOL Hugs

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  19. Thank you Sparklise. That's the response I was going for! Hugzzzzzzzz

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  20. That was cute! Thanks for sharing this. I had a good laugh over here.

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  21. FLOWERDALEJEWELAugust 07, 2011

    Great! Thank you!

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  22. Carley, those are great - and I think I'll borrow some on the 'Things to Remember' list!

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  23. Lise, Flower..., & Kasey... I am so happy that you all enjoyed it! Thank you. Hugzzzzzz

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  24. Very good Carley, How about filling the wshing machine and forgetting to put the clothes in! Or getting locked in your bedroom because you took the doorknobs off (but left the latch in) because you wanted to do a really good job of painting the door. So I had to crawl out my bedroom window which was reasonably wide and crawl into my bathroom window which is quite small. Well being a "big" girl I wasn't sure I was going to make it. Oh boy am I glad no one was filming funiest home video or else they would have had quite a site!!! And that just happened 5 hours ago.
    Laughter is good medice for the soul & the body.
    Suzanne

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  25. Well at least forgetting the clothes isn't really gonna cost you anything. Burning out the motor... twice... is expensive. I was a teenager then... my Mom was ready to string me up by the ears. lol

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