Saturday, June 30, 2007

smart saturday

Last week the habit I worked on was clean speech. How did I do? Not too bad. I think I cut my expletives by at least 50 percent. Except I did swear twice at church because I was trying to clean up after the potluck and the garbage bags kept tearing. So that was bad, it being church and all. Tomorrow there is no potluck so I should do better this week.


The new habit I'm adding this week is violin practice. I started lessons last October. I don't have lessons through the summer but I'm trying to keep up practice anyway.

13 comments:

ave said...

Last week at church I overheard a woman say "I'd say D***, but I'm at church!" The lady she was talking to replied "But, you just did." It was kind of bizarre, surprised? What was really ironic, was that we had a RS lesson immediately following on clean speech.

Schelle said...

wow - good luck with the violin practice!

Rebecca said...

D#@* those potlucks! Just kidding, completely. Cleaning up my speech is something I definitely need to work on. Especially while driving with my almost 3 year old who likes to repeat EVERYTHING I say...don't feel bad. Good job on 50%, that's awesome. And good luck this week. I played violin for 2 years in elementary and really wish I had stuck with it. Sigh. Oh and welcome to the SMARTy pants club! I think I missed you joining while I was away. It's a great place for encouragement & accountability. Oh and a nifty way to get people leaving *really* long comments for you. Sorry, have a great week!

The Lazy Organizer said...

Too funny! I only say one bad word I think, crap. It's very rude of me and I'm always horrified when my kids say it except the baby of course because "hoey cwap" from a two year old is just hilarious!

Good luck with the practicing and thanks for joining us for SHS!

Slava Bogu said...

A freind of mine's mom was ill at a bad driver and called him an I-D-I-O-T, spelling it out, not wanting to say it out loud in front of her 1 yr old grandson. Of course, he promptly went home and told my friend that Gramma said the man was an ID-ID-O!

Good luck with achieving your habits.

Montserrat said...

So what song are you practicing in the photo? I've been very bad and not practiced but once since Ira was born. {{sigh}} I need to start again.

dave said...

i love this project of changing something each week. it reminds of two things. one is benjamin franklin's autobiography, where he seeks to perfect himself in a similar way but finds himself backsliding on the old habits as he tackles a new one. Beware of backsliding! :)

it also reminds me of a wonderful byu devotional talk that i heard a couple of weeks ago (thank you itunes) from a brother anderson, from which i gleaned the idea to, in each sacrament meeting, note at least one thing to DO that week. it's done tons to me getting something out of that meetings.

good luck in the quest!

Mallory said...

Your posture is beautiful.

athena said...

this is so inspiring to see a pic of you playing the violin. i played for a year when pascale was learning but haven't picked it back up since. too many distractions. keep up the good work!

ave said...

I just thought of something. Think of how satisfying it will be to swear once in a blue moon, after you have obstained for so long. It would be like having your summer lobster. I think I will stop swearing too.

Calandria said...

I haven't done so well this week. Two "cruds" and a few "sheeshes." "Sheesh" comes out a lot when I'm driving.

G even reminded me once while I was driving, "None of your swears, please Mom."

ML said...

AVE's comment made me think of Garrison Keillor's reading of the poem about obedience--maybe the title is "On The Subject of Obedience"? It's hilarious!

Corrie said...

What is it about driving? 50% is great, keep it up. And way to go on the violin practice.