Word-High July: Timpi

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I often have trouble with self-control when it comes to staying on task.  I get easily distracted.  For example, I will sit down to work on family history research about one specific person or family, but there will be a wiggly leaf or a note in a sidebar of a blog, something that gets my attention…something “shiny”, so to speak.  It is downhill from there.  I get to chasing rabbits, as we like to call it here, and before I know it, I have a hundred tabs up with things to read that have nothing at all to do with the person that I am supposedly researching.  The things are interesting and educational in many cases, but they are not what I am supposed to be focusing on.

Also, if there is a cheesecake or shrimp in the area, any thoughts of self-control go totally out the window!

Do you have trouble controlling yourself? In what circumstance do you have the most difficulty in controlling yourself? Are you working on gaining better self-control in any particular area of your life?

Disclaimer: These Filipino word images are from an article by Isabelle Laureta on BuzzFeed titled “36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language”.  All credit goes to them.

Please read David’s Word-High July posts over at Random Thoughts and Observations.

Please be sure to visit Rosema at: Word-High July.

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About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 32 years. We have 4 surviving children and one child-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an empty nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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17 Responses to Word-High July: Timpi

  1. Davy D says:

    Suzanne, another lovely angle on the word Timpi. My Timpi’s (is that proper English lol) are red wine, chocolate and spending too much time on social media, when I should be writing. It is great to connect and thank you for dropping by and following my blog.
    Kindest regards.
    Davy D.

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    • celticmama36 says:

      Thank you, Davy. I think this Word-High July is going to be an interesting adventure. There are so many possibilities with each word. Thank you for following my blog, too. Have a blessed weekend.
      Your sis in Christ,
      Suz

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  2. rosemawrites says:

    oh dear! Distraction is a weakness of mine too, BUT the most I am guilty of is CHEESECAKE AND SHRIMPS! 😀 Those are just my fave food EVER!!! Love to discover more of you through this challenge, Suzanne! ❤
    Thank you!

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    • celticmama36 says:

      Cool, we’re twins! I would be perfectly happy living on shrimp and cheesecake for life, with salad thrown in there, too, of course. 🙂 I look forward to learning more about you, too, Rosema. 🙂 Have a blessed weekend. ❤

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      • rosemawrites says:

        Yeah! Cheesecake and shrimps are enough! They are the best creations. HAHA
        Blessings back to you, Suzanne! (Is Suzanne your nickname? If you have one please let me know cause maybe Suzanne sounds so formal? :))

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        • celticmama36 says:

          Thank you. Suzanne is my legal name. Most of my friends call me Suz and that is how I sign my e-mails. Another new friend called me Lily earlier (Suzanne means Lily). Still others call me Annie. Whatever works for you is fine with me. What do you prefer to be called?

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          • rosemawrites says:

            Wow! Suzanne means Lily!? That’s lovely to know. Now I’ll call you Suz because I want to be your friend. 😉
            You can call me Rosema or Rose. 🙂 My full name’s Rosemarie. Some of my blogger friends here call me Rosey. 😉 It’s for you to choose, Suz! 😉

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          • celticmama36 says:

            So, we’re both flowers. 🙂 Rose is a name that shows up fairly often in my family tree and I think it is a pretty name. Rosema seems to be what comes out when I go to type your name, so that is probably what I’ll call you most of the time. I’m always glad to have a new friend. 🙂

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          • rosemawrites says:

            Yeah! We are both flowers. You are a Lily. I am a Rosema! 😀
            Rosema it is, Suz! 😀 I share the same feeling! 🙂
            P.S.
            I am wondering if David receives my comments in his blog. 🙂

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          • celticmama36 says:

            🙂 He has received two comments from a Rosemarie Gonzales. Is that you? He has responded to them on his blog. Sometimes it takes him a little while to respond. He gets distracted between publishing the comments and responding to them. 🙂

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  3. maria says:

    Hahahaha! Love those wiggly leaf and hundred tabs! I can relate a loooot 😁 Temptation at its best!

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    • celticmama36 says:

      Oh yeah! Sometimes those distractions are fruitful, though. I got off course one day and ended up finding a several photos of my 2nd Great-grandmother and-father Pressley and several of their children. Unfortunately, those pictures didn’t include a photo of my great-grandfather. Maybe next time. In regards to temptation, Ancestry is as lethal to willpower as cheesecake. haha

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      • maria says:

        Oh I’ve tried that, too. I wasn’t doing anything important though. I was just cleaning shelves that I ended up staring at old albums and photographs. Haha! And yeah, ancestry is just as lethal to willpower as dark chocolates (for me) 😅

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  4. chesca says:

    Well, I could say no to shrimp.Heavens, I hate that I am allergic to it. But cheesecake makes me drool. HAHAHA well, I could say that listening to Owl City is just something that I couldn’t make Timpi.

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    • celticmama36 says:

      I’m sorry that you’re allergic to shrimp. That’s awful. I think I’d shoot myself if I developed an allergy to shrimp! It is one of the few things that doesn’t cause me an adverse reaction.
      What is your favorite kind of cheesecake?
      I’ve never heard of Owl City. What kind of group are they? One group that I love to hear over and over is The Statesmen. They are a (now deceased) Southern Gospel quartet that formed in the late 1940s.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed weekend.

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  5. r_prab says:

    ya, it is such a nuisance to not be able to control the self and get distracted to glory! Hope you are able to overcome it in some way! 🙂

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