Wednesday, February 3, 2010


In order to keep myself, and anyone else who is participating in NaNoCompMo, on track, I thought that I would touch base with the subject throughout the month.

So how is everyone doing? Here it hasn't been too bad. I've actually remembered about this for two days now, which is quite an accomplishment for me. Yesterday was a very peaceful day, as the day after a big blow up usually is. Everyone was very helpful and very attentive to the needs of the day. It didn't hurt that our pastor came over for dinner last night, so that put everyone in a good mood as we all just love spending time with him!

Today, thus far, I've only had to rescind one snack and add one extra handwriting assignment. Not too bad. We restarted our unit study (the thing that got the entire complaining ball rolling on Monday) with much more enthusiasm and actually got a lot of work done. I also just typed and had to delete a line because, upon rereading it, I realized it sounded rather like a complaint! I have an afternoon of errands, we'll see how well that goes as I might be the one to complain the loudest. :)

Just for fun, I thought I'd include some quotes, that I found here, about complaining. Hope you enjoy them!

Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations, cultivate the gift of taciturnity, and consume your own smoke with an extra draft of hard work, so that those about you may not be annoyed with the dust and soot of your complaints. ~William Osler

I think that the insane desire one has sometimes to bang and kick grumblers and peevish persons is a Divine instinct. ~Robert Hugh Benson

Untold suffering seldom is. ~Franklin P. Jones

I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. ~Jane Wagner

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future. ~Antoine Rivarol

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses. ~Proverb


  1. Going pretty well so far, over here. I have come to realize how much time and energy I take up complaining with all the new silences and time for actually doing things now that I'm not running my mouth with empty words :).

  2. It is amazing, isn't it? I just went off this evening about something and my gracious husband came over and whispered, "I understand your frustration, but remember NaNoCompMo?" Oh yeah.....