Monday, March 05, 2007

patience ...

would you believe my internet provider pulled the plug on my service - again? yup - they did! first thing sunday morning ...

it was an accounts error, so i had to wait until this morning to call and get it corrected ... they were very apologetic - again ... and gave me a discount on my internet service for a year ...

i asked why they kept on cutting my service? and the lady said it had been done by the same person, who still has the "cancel service" message on her computer? hopefully it will be wiped out for good now!!

sunday was a blustery, cold, day ... leo wasn't feeling well - at all ... and we had a water main break in our little town that forced the water to be shut off for an hour ... when they did turn it back on, the pressure was low low low ...

hmmmm?

trivial problems in the scheme of things ... i know ... but it is usually the little things that nag on our patience and want to make us cranky old souls ...

yesterday i won ... i did NOT give in to complaining or rudeness towards my spouse ...

one victory at a time ... yet, one must never rest on yesterday's laurels ... every day there is something NEW to overcome ... and there are ALSO new blessings, like cheaper internet for a year, waiting for us ...

how was your weekend?

18 comments:

Jammie J said...

Ack, up and down Internet service would drive me bonkers. Not sure I would have been very nice at all. :(

My Saturday was kind of weird/rough -- had more endo related pain. But, as you know, the rest of the weekend was good. :)

Elizabeth said...

Argh...servers!! Well, it sounds like maybe you are fixed now...hope so! And glad that they gave you a discount...sure leaves a better taste in one's mouth!

Sorry you had to practice not being cranky too...but how well I understand that one. I used to have some verses printed out and taped to the inside of a kitchen cabinet (whoever spends much time in there?...they might have to cook!) and would literally run to read it at times and refresh those words in my mind (the one about it is better to suffer for doing good than for not...my paraphrase here). The LORD taught me to NOT respond in kind, though I admit I have fallen from time to time, in that respect...and to treat my husband AS IF he were treating me well...it seemed like acting at times, and perhaps it was...but my intent was to please my Heavenly Father, my REAL Bridegroom, etc. Somehow the FATHER blessed my efforts and it eventually began to pay off. When you are dealing with such an ill person, perhaps the payoff will not be so great...but who knows, sometimes the FATHER chooses to heal people and maybe starting with their heart is the best beginning point? That is a big subject...and a hard one to tackle. But wanted to encourage you, that I think anyway, you are doing the right thing and that someway, in the future anyway, you will be rewarded!! Well, you can go to bed and sleep well, in peace, at least, huh??

Saija said...

j ... even if i'm not on the computer that much - i like to KNOW i can check stuff, if i want ... and i went through 3 books on sunday - none of them very good ... so it was just a day that we were probably fed up with winter! - yes, i read about your endo pain - :o( ... i hope you don't have another flare for a long long time!!! (hugs)

elizabeth ... thank you, encouragement for this walk is always appreciated ... and we would certainly take healing if it happened! wouldn't that be wonderful??? but if not, then to live victoriously is always the next best thing ... blessings on ya!

Maggie Ann said...

Its hard to rise above circumstances and be positive ( I can be a postive grouch before too long )...and how easy it is to be cheerful when things go well. Did you ever notice...that while blogging you feel positively (there's that word again =)) happy!!! I'm glad for you about that discount on your isp...was it worth the aggravation? Well, you are probably saying, absolutely-after the fact! *hugs* p.s. sorry you haven't heard from me lately...I've been having too much fun here...making collages and reading. Today I went through my closet and have a huge pile of things for goodwill. Also, we have been trying to downsize the craft/sewing room. Its like wrestling with an elephant! We've broken its back...sort of...grin. It's still alive and kicking though. Good grief! I hope an animal rights person doesn't think I'm serious here...Hope Leo is feeling better and that you have a cozy evening. Its soooo cold here and snow-squalling all day. I've got a fire in the woodburner and a chicken roasting in the oven with some baked potatoes. Picture me bent over my cello tonight while the snow is swirling outside the windows....=)

David Warren Fisher said...

Saija:

Thanks so much for your post about my dream coming true. I'm having an incredible time! Thanks for praying and for vicariously taking the journey with me. Check out my sites. I've finally been able to post today.

Lots of love,

David

Sista Cala said...

His mercies are new EVERY morning, and may I add, every hour, or every minute as we need Him.

Sorry, for all the 'cut-offs' you have experienced. Just reminders that the only stable, never failing force is JESUS.

Thanks for the complements on my site. You are doing a great job too, I expecially like your choice of pics.

Mrs. Mac said...

"yesterday i won ... i did NOT give in to complaining or rudeness towards my spouse ..." Wow, how profound!! This just smacked me in the head with a 2x4 board (not sure about the metric conversion of that cut of wood :)

Saija said...

maggie ann ... you always cheer my heart and provide such cozy glimpses of a peaceful life lived for God ... blessings on ya!

David ... YAY for dreams coming true and you sharing them with blog buds ... the pics and travel log were so neat to read! :o)

sista cala ... i am inspired by pictures, i'm very visual ... and when i find cool ones, i love to share ... *big smile*

mrs.mac ... *laughing* ... by any name, a 2x4 is a 2x4! owie, hope you didn't smack yourself too hard ... remember you have a new house to settle into!

Badoozie said...

i can relate to letting all the little things get me down, yipes!

Elizabeth said...

Oh I so agree, Saija...and of course, as you might know...even tonight I got to "practice" just what I told you! I am grateful not to have to "practice" all the time, as it used to be...and tonight I was just silent...LORD helps us, doesn't HE? And once again, making me homesick for where I have yet not been...someday we will shed these old bodies and we will not have to endure what we do here either, at the hands (and mouth) of others!!! OUR REAL HOME!! YEAH! Blessings on you too!!

Terry said...

Dear Saija...So sorry to hear that Leo isn't feeling too well, and I will be praying for him.

Thanks so much for the email. Would you mind if I copied it out Saija? It is so good!

I am glad that David can finally get through on his emailing and posting on his blogs. I don't think that England is as good as Canada and the States for their internet servcie, eh?
It sure does seem he is having a real good time though and you are right. The time is going so fast!

Well take care Saija and try to keep warm!...Love Terry

Gavin said...

Hi Saija,

I hope your husband has some pain free days real soon

Gavin

jel said...

very cool picture,

hope Leo, is feeling better!

Saija said...

susie ... well you have had your share lately, haven't you! but you keep making me smile with your take on the world around you ...

elizabeth ... dontcha hate when that happens! *grin* ... i know at times i can share something and then i have to walk through that place myself ... glad you walked on the victory side!

terry ... leo had a better day yesterday, and it must have been the folks that prayed for him - for us - thank you! ... and no problem, you can share the e-mail ... it was rita from "Amazing Grace" that sent it to me ... blessings on ya!

gavin ... thank you ... i pray for those days for him as well ... and i hope that you get help for your arachnoiditis - that you will have days that are manageable!

jel ... i thought so too ... made me kinda grin ... and i hope that leo has more manageable days ahead as well ... i find that if his spirit is good - then he can handle the chronic pain he lives with, so much better!

Michael said...

That would be tough for me not to whine about.

I am glad you won.

Take Care
Michael

Saija said...

michael ... *chuckling* ya - one on the win side and probably a dozen on the lost side ... but one victory at a time, eh!

Lorna said...

This picture reminds me of SOAKING n the presence of God. Wonderful ... I want to be more like that polar bear - with cool sunglasses as I see HIS glory :)

blessings

Saija said...

lorna ... *smile* ... and just relaxed in our God's mighty presence ... meaning we know Him so intimately - like a child and parent ...