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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Small Successes

Sherry, at Chocolate for Your Brain, hosts Small Successes each Thursday. Check it out to see others' successes & share your own. Recognizing the small things we accomplish each week helps us realize that even when it doesn't seem like it, we are getting things done!

1) Since Casinodad has started his new job, I've had dinner ready each night, as well as having the kitchen cleaned up & the living room straightened up.

2) I've been forcing myself to get up earlier in the morning to pray, read the readings for the day, & read the reflection in The Word Among Us. I've noticed that my demeanor has been much calmer throughout the day. I usually do not sleep very well, so getting up earlier is VERY tough for me.

3) Cleaned our front room. It is supposed to be the school room, but the munchkins usually prefer the kitchen table. With their help, I got the piano (an almost 100 yr. old upright) moved so that I could dust & vacuum behind it.

NEW FEATURE: Add a goal for the upcoming week & report the results in the next round of Small Successes.

Last Week's Goal...Rearrange the living room to get it ready for fall & winter, so that we can use the fireplace w/out being blocked by the couch. Also, do whatever I can to help Casinodad prepare for & pass his insurance test next Tuesday. (I succeeded in accomplishing both of these AND Casinodad did pass his insurance test on Tuesday!)

This Week's Goal...I'd like to get my clothes closet in our bedroom cleaned out.


Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge said...

Yeah for getting dinner on the table. I know that struggle well!

*kate said...

Getting cleaned up in the evening is a constant battle for me - by then I just want to curl up with the remote and zone out! And I have felt that way too when I am able to get up and do my own devotions before starting the day - it's too bad those days are so few and far between with my super early risers who don't sleep through the night. Way to go on such a productive week :)

Jamie said...

I wish I made time in the morning for prayer and readings! You've inspired me to at least make a daily offerng. Thanks! I'm praying for an end to abortion too. <3 I'm a new follower from Catholic Mothers Online. :o)

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JJ's Mom said...

A great week indeed! Dinner on the table is quite an accomplishment. And a big YAY for getting under the piano to clean.....

SherryTex said...

Wow! What a week. That little extra time in the morning can make all the difference.