Saturday, April 29th 2006
A Not So Random List of 10

1. Peace is a choice, and i urgently needed to get that.

2. The family got home tonight.

3. I clean when I’m mad. When I’m really mad, I really clean.

4. I cleaned the whole house.

5. The laundry is almost done. Yes, that includes the laundry they JUST brought home.

6. I scrubbed the gray nastiness off the underside of the no-slip tub mat thing.

7. I bathed the cat in the laundry room sink. (Yes, you can do that.)

8. Now that the no-slip tub mat thing, the entire house, the laundry, and even the cat are clean, i don’t know what to do.

9. Peace. is. a. choice.

10. I’m not feelin’ it.


20 Comments on “A Not So Random List of 10”

April 29th, 2006
10:41 pm

When I am anxious I totally clean too!!!
The laundry room sink sounds like an awesome place to clean the cat.
Hope you are feeling less angry soon!

April 29th, 2006
10:43 pm

Deep breaths. Hope the angriness dissipates quickly.

April 29th, 2006
11:26 pm

Come clean here?? I’m sure that would settle ya right down… Kidding….

Seriously, praying the you will feel the peace that passes all understanding.


April 29th, 2006
11:30 pm

I take my anger and frustration out on my countertops, floors and shower enclosures…and when they sparkle, then I start in on closets, then move on to kitchen pantry. Always seems to coincide with spring cleaning. I hope you are able to work out what is troubling you soon, if not, come on over to my house and help me clean, I wanna meet you anyway…didn’t you want to take a vacation to Colorado anyway??
Hugs and understanding,

April 29th, 2006
11:55 pm

((Hug)) & Prayers!

April 29th, 2006
11:55 pm

You didn’t scrub the cat extra hard did you? Poor cat.

Hope you feel happy soon.

April 30th, 2006
2:03 am

Yeah – I have days like that. Where I don’t feel at peace at all. As I said it before – adult time with my hubby helps, after some time with God…
I know that is not the best recipe, but it helps me :)

Diane J.
April 30th, 2006
2:10 am

Now that you’ve cleaned the house, take a long hot bath, and shut yourself in the bedroom or on the couch, wherever you can be alone, and listen to some music, Christian if possible, and wind down. This too shall pass, even though you’re in the midst of the storm right now. You might not can change your circumstances, but you can change the way you react to them. I hope everything’s better soon, praying for you now. :-)

And look at it this way, at least your house is clean now, so that righteous indignation was good for something, LOL. ;-)

April 30th, 2006
6:47 am

Why not try some passages in Proverbs, this some times helps me when I’m mad. How about this one:
Proverbs 14:29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Or this one:
Proverbs 16:32 Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Or how about this one:
Proverbs 19:11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

If cleaning fails, there is always the word :-) .

April 30th, 2006
7:52 am

Sometimes, when nothing else does the job–I use a therapy techncique: “Set the timer” I give myself a set time of TIME to pout, cry, be sad, be angry, whatever….and I set the timer. I say—”You have permission to be depressed for the next 8 hours. Then I start to do my job! For the next 8 hours…I do nothing but–be depressed. I may take a nap, I may cry, I may journal a sad page or two….but I do what I’ve committed to do.

Then, when the timer rings–I’m done with work! I don’t know if this will work for you–but give it a try. Giving yourself permission to be angry…may just empty out the anger issues…and make room for PEACE! A little journaling, a little stomping, some more cleaning–maybe reach out–to a neighbor….or senior citizen???………anyhoo–I digress…see what I mean?

Let me know what you think.

In the meantime–sending hugs and prayers your way!


April 30th, 2006
8:57 am

Big hugs, Kelsey.

Suzanne Balvanz
April 30th, 2006
9:22 am

It must be a female thing…..

I re-organize and clean when I mad, too :)

It’s RARE that I get that mad, because my house is pretty much always messy :)


Jeana's mama
April 30th, 2006
12:02 pm

Did you clean the windows? clear out the kitchen junk drawer? Throw away all the undies with the broken elastic? When I get to that point, Wick *knows*—even if he doesn’t know why!

April 30th, 2006
2:20 pm

Yea, I clean too when I am upset!
That is how my husband often knows when I am not happy!
But at least I get something done! :)

Hang in there!

April 30th, 2006
5:22 pm

Once my husband said to me “I should make you mad more often!” as he marvelled at the blindingly clean bathrooms.

Yeah, you do that.

He also likes to remind me that “Joy is a choice.”

Hoping you are alright today.

April 30th, 2006
5:38 pm

You bathed the cat – amazing! I *used* to enjoy doing that…
Go and be in peace.
BTW – what’s up with Jeana’s blog? Has she been hacked? And isn’t she gone? Not good…

April 30th, 2006
7:43 pm

I can’t believe you clean when you’re mad. What an awesome character trait. I sulk and go take a long walk — not very productive, but the dog thinks it’s great.

May 1st, 2006
7:54 pm

Peace… “I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

May 2nd, 2006
11:30 am

Lifting up a prayer for you right now.

May 2nd, 2006
11:57 am

I wish I could clean when I am angry. I’m sure our house could use a good cleaning. :) I definitely re-organize, but that usually makes piles, piles and more piles (my husband’s pet peeve about me). But I am the WORST with laundry! I hate it!

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