Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Virtuous Woman

"Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips." Proverbs 27:2

Sometimes I do good things. Less often, I do great things. Either way, I'm smart enough to know that it's not really a great practice to brag on yourself, so usually, when I do something that I consider to be noteworthy, I will find a way to casually work it into the conversation. Come on now, you know you do the same thing... When talking to one of your girlfriends you say, "Oh, I forgot to tell you, when I was volunteering at the nursing home last week, I ran into so-and-so." You make it seem like the point was that you ran into a mutual friend, but in actuality, you want to make sure that she knows that you volunteered at the nursing home.

This morning when I was on my treadmill at 5:30am (did you notice how I slipped that in there?), I turned on the TV and put on my wireless headphones. (my addiction to electronic gadgets will have to be the topic of another post, but they really are cool.) In my old age, I can’t hear the TV over the treadmill unless I turn it up REALLY loud, so I can use the headphones in order to not wake up the whole house. After all, it is only 5:30am (see there it is again?) I was looking for something to distract me as I “did my time”.

Here’s Cari’s tip of the day… There is NOTHING on at 5:30am. So I did what anyone in my position would do…turn to Nickelodeon and watch Full House reruns. Yes, it was awful, but on the upside, the awfulness of it made me forget about watching the clock. Besides, that Uncle Jessie was pretty darn cute. Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks that 5:30am is considered early. When the commercial break came on, the announcer said, “You’re Watching Nick at Nite.”

You’re tellin’ me, buddy.


Cari Johnson said...

I realize I'm going to get a lot of flack about this post from everyone who regards 5:30am as "late morning". I know several of you Virtuous Women are up much earlier than that! What can I say? I'm easing into it....yet, I will never be like B & J who, if asked, will say they have loaded 5 loads of wood and driven to CDA and back by 5:30am. :-)

Anonymous said...

oh if I could only be "happy" at 5:30am!Love J


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