Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

You know the rest . . .

(and it’s all small stuff!)

I had detailed plans for this weekend, which went out the window in a flash – well, two flashes.

Saturday, I wanted to get some good photos of things I’ve been working on lately. I’ve been anxious to show them to you but there was a last minute change of plan – the dishwasher, without warning, sprang a leak! Bottom line? Photography time turned into mop-up time, sponge-off the kitchen cabinet time, not to mention dry the basement wall underneath the kitchen cabinet time. Whew!

But, no problem, I could always take photos on Sunday afternoon!

Ummm, not so fast there, Crystal! Out of the blue on Sunday, my computer began to act weird. My photos were all mixed up. File names were swapped around without any clue as to why. I’d click on one photo and another would open. Huh?

Soooo, for the next couple of hours I was in the midst of trying to figure it out. In the end, the files were back to normal . . . but the sun was gone. No pictures on Sunday, either.

Honestly, Kids, I might have been tempted to let this “lost weekend” get to me – but then I came across the following picture and quote.


Notice the white arrow in the center of the photo –

it points to a tiny dot that we call “earth”.


If our world and everything in it is resting on a “mote of dust”,Β Β  then surely weekend nuisances are (and should be!) totally invisible.Β  πŸ˜€




Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff — 12 Comments

  1. Carl Sagan had a way with words that’s for sure. Those old shows were always so interesting. We’ve had dishwasher problems here recently, too, probably need a new one. So, in the mean time, the dishes are being done by hand. It’s not so bad, it gives one time to reflect on more important things in life.

    But, I’m sure my brother has the dishwasher fixed by now, after the usual two or three trips to the hardware store!!!

    Keep up the good work you “Beaders” out there. Your creativity was evident in the last photos that were posted recently by Crystal.

  2. Hey there, Clenna!
    How are ya? I’ve thought of you whenever our weather guy pointed to your state regarding snow and cold weather. Looks as if your winter was almost as mild as ours.

    Have you snagged any good bargains lately? You know that I consider you to be a shopping expert! πŸ™‚

  3. Hey there
    I spent Jan and Feb in Tennessee with my son’s family – new baby and I had to see the tiny guy. So much fun to hold, rock and play with a teeny tiny one. So that was even milder than here.
    I did shop while there – got great buys for grand daughter – lots of summer things.
    Had to have two boxes to ship things back! (and two suit cases!)

  4. I love it, Clenna!
    Both the 2 boxes shipped home, and especially wintering in TN with a new baby!! xoxo πŸ™‚

  5. Wow, that really is an awesome way to put things into perspective! lol

    I can relate to those unexpected happenings that completely interfere with your plans and/or just happen out of nowhere. I have certain dishes that don’t go in the dishwasher, therefore, I have to wash them by hand. One night while I was doing just that, I suddenly felt my right foot (had socks on) get really warm…I looked down and saw a flood of water starting to gush out from underneath my kitchen sink. The main water pipe had busted! I think I was more surprized than upset, and after I mopped up all the water, I thought, oh well…at least my floor is clean now. LOL! πŸ™‚

  6. Oh Brenda!
    I can imagine what a surprise that must have been. Love your “glass is half full” response to the adventure! πŸ˜€

  7. Hi everyone,
    I didn’t have dishwasher issues, but I had to get the car fixed. It wouldn’t go into 4 wheel drive mode. It could have been much more expensive so I was happy it was only a module and not the transmission.
    I did my second observation (3rd grade) for my Junior Achievement requirement and next week I start teaching the lessons. There will be a total of 5, 40-minute teaching assignments. Its been fun so far and I’m sure I will be fine, but keep your fingers crossed for me.
    Is anyone enjoying the fish fries this time of the year. We go each Friday to the local Catholic church, it is so good.

  8. Hi, Kelly!
    Whew! What a relief the car bill wasn’t too bad!

    We can cross our fingers if you want but I KNOW you’ll be a great teacher – don’t worry at all!
    (Would love to be sitting in the back of the room on one of those days.) πŸ™‚

    We don’t have any fish fries right here in our local area but I can imagine how good they are. In the summer, we go to a great restaurant that does a very nice job with fried fish – light batter and not at all greasy. Ok – now I’m hungry! πŸ˜€

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