Stuck on Stupid

Ronie Uncategorized 8 Comments

Last year, while New Orleans Mayor Nagin worked to prepare for prepared for Hurricane Rita, reporters badgered him about what went wrong during Hurricane Katrina, and how they could have better prepared, and how to prevent another Katrina. Anxoius to get on with the mobilization, General Russell Honore said he wouldn’t answer those questions and then told them, “don’t get stuck on stupid.”

That’s one of my favorite phrases now because I do that in life. I get stuck on things that aren’t important–that are just plain STOOPID! For instance, lately I have been battling battles that is not battle-able (Okay, so that’s not a word, but you get the point!!). Homeschooling is one. It’s absolutely exhausting. The kids are constantly in my face with their books, asking for MORE help. At times, I want out. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE my treasures…but homeschooling drains me faster than a broken dam. But God called me to do this. He closed the other doors to public school and led me into this. Another case: writing. there I am, banging my fists and feet on the floor, thrashing against God’s timing like an idiot? Like I can forward the hands of His clock? Don’t think so. If Abraham couldn’t hurry up the conception of Isaac, how can I expect to speed up the birth of my first contract??? HELLO!

So, I realize and confess with a heaving sigh: I got STUCK ON STUPID! Is there somewhere in your life you need to let go, to stop being STUCK ON STUPID and move on? We have a limited number of days on this earth, so live them to the fullest with God’s best!

See ya on the flip side…


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Comments 8

    1. Chanin Gates

      Thanks to this blog post, I just now (14 years after the post) ordered the four book Story Sensei series. Just wanted you to know even older posts have an impact. 🙂

      I look forward to doing the exercises, Camy.

      And thank you, Ronie, for writing such a great blog. I went to it for a look into how to blog and found so much more.

  1. Robin Caroll

    Girl, I STAY stuck on stupid, which, in case someone hasn’t figured out, is SOS! LOLOL

    I concur about Camy’s Story Sensei! She ROCKS!

  2. Pammer

    Great post, Ronie! I totally understand the homeschool thing. When they get older it gets worse (I have started having to look up answers to my 16 year old’s questions.)

    I agree with what you said about the Loud Bossy Asian Chick. :0)


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