This week’s Popinjay word is “angry.”

I am not proud that this week’s challenge was NOT very hard for me. Anger and I have a bad past.

Case in point: The full length mirror on the back of my bathroom door, which is now a bottom half length mirror, since I cracked it straight across the middle when I slammed it. I’m fortunate that it didn’t shatter right then. The top half managed to stay in place and later slipped neatly to the floor without further damage.

Cracking that mirror really brought me to my senses, made an impact on me. I still haven’t completely conquered my anger, I still sometimes react inappropriately under stress. But I’m working on it. That incident was a long time ago, but we haven’t replaced that mirror. Every time I look at it, it reminds me. I’ve lost my temper a few times (or a few dozen) but I haven’t slammed any doors since then.

It’s a step.

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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!