Daily rambling — 04/20/18

I went to the chiropractor Dr. Song’s office today.  Besides the treatment, I also did my best to preach the gospel to him.  Upon leaving, I gave him a gospel leaflet.  Hope he could read it.  I would follow up with him again next time.  May the Lord have mercy on him!  May the Lord strengthen me so that I could speak for Him.  Praise the Lord!

In the afternoon, a FedEx file need to be filled up for shipment customs clearance at work.  Several co-workers shift their responsibility and the work couldn’t be done for a long time.  The work has to be done anyway, so I took the responsibility and called FedEx.  The lady from FedEx was nice, she helped me to fill up the form, and I got the work done quickly.  This gave me a sense of achievement.  However, I could expect that in the future this kind of work would become my new norm.

 

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Poetry recitation (1) The first snow

The first snow

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The first snow came. How beautiful it was, falling so silently all day long, all night long, on the mountains, on the meadows, on the roofs of the living, on the graves of the dead. All white save the river, that marked its course by a winding black line across the landscape; and the leafless trees, that against the leaden sky now revealed more fully the wonderful beauty and intricacies of their branches.  What silence, too, came with the snow, and what seclusion!  Every sound was muffled, and every noise changed to something soft and musical.  No more tramped hoofs, no more rattling wheels! Only the chiming of the sleigh-bells, beating so swift and merrily as the hearts of children.

Daily Rambling

既然选择为人妻,为人母,就要做好自己的这些角色。

工作认真,因为公司拿钱买你的时间,买你的能力。为了那份工资,你会态度克制,你会对同事友善,你会肯花时间做事情。因为你的目标明确,就是为了那份工资,用于日常的开支。

同样的,为人妻,为人母也要认真。亲人们给你的那份信任、那份爱,岂可当作想当然?感情银行里的存放尤为注意。为所欲为,没有克制,想说什么就说什么,岂不是在随意支取感情银行的存款?久而久之,就会伤了感情。感情银行只取不存,就会入不敷出。比财政赤字很大更狠的感情危机就会来临了。

想到这些,就会提醒自己,做好为人妻、为人母的角色,好好的经营亲人们之间的感情。像打工一样,同样的需要克制,同样的需要友善。有些话,说出来会伤感情,那就不要说出来。不可为了自己一时的痛快说出来,让自己后悔。这就是克制!平等的对待家庭的每一个人,尤其是孩子们,把他们当作自己最好的朋友。有欢笑,有拥抱,有精心布置过的家,有温暖 — 这些才是向感情银行里面的存款。

Mini deep dish pizzas

I first found this recipe at Pinterest.  After tried it out, both Eric and Daisy likes the mini pizzas. Eric even took them for school lunch.  I take note here just in case the recipe is forgotten.

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • mini pepperonis (I don’t have mini pepperonis at home, so use sliced turkey instead.)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Lightly oil a 12-cup muffin tin.
  • Lay tortilla on a flat surface.  Place a glass cup upside down on the tortilla, use a knife cutting carefully along the side of the cup to make 3 medium circles.  Repeat on the other 3 tortillas to make 12 circles in total.
  • Fit a tortilla circle into each of 12 muffin tins, pressing carefully to make sure there is an opening in the center.  Scoop 1 tablespoon pizza sauce into each muffin tin.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, topping with 4-5 turkey slices or pepperonis each.
  • Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  • Serve immediately.

To do list

  • Book list to be read by the end of this year:-
  1. The new testament
  1. Your children’s self esteem
  1. The five love languages
  1. Emotional Intelligence.
  • Excise — I have summarized several acts to relax my backbone and strengthen my spine. I persisted to follow those acts twice a day, two weeks in a row back in July, my tightened back muscle was relaxed greatly.   I’ll continue to do those effective acts once or twice a day.
  • Investment start over — set aside $500 a month for dividend investment.
  • Ebay items clearance — sell all leftover ebay items by the end of this year.

 

Simple life | love within a bigger perspective

The kids and I sat at the table for dinner while hubby was busily preparing the drinks for us.

He poured the juice into four glasses, took two of them, walked towards the table, and he put the fist glass in front of me. The second was for Eric, and the third and fourth for Daisy and himself.

He did all these in a natural and smooth way, and always in the sames sequence, although I only noticed it recently. Sometimes the kids shouted loudly for drink upon hubby walking toward the table, but he still pass the first drink in front of me.

This is one of the smallest details of our daily life. From it, I appreciate hubby’s care and thought for our family. He puts me on higher priority, he shows respect on me, and he is using all these little details to set examples for our kids. Being unconsciously influenced, the kids will learn to respect parents, and later on, they’ll also show respect to their life partners.

Upon introspection, I seldom pay attention to such details. In fact, whenever I pass drinks at meal, I pass to the kids first. The kids weigh too much on my mind and I always put kids on the highest priority, sometimes I even neglect my husband’s feelings without knowing. Hubby loves the kids too, but he loves within a bigger perspective and with a bigger heart, which I’m lack of and shall learn.