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Thursday, November 17, 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) I have not lost my temper or freaked out over several issues that have risen this past week. I know they are mostly out of my control & am surrendering to God's Will in the matters.

2) I found educational aspects to our errands that we ran on Tuesday in lieu of having an official school day...grocery shopping, walking at a park, library visit, & dropping off recyclables. Those gave us math, economics, health & fitness, environmental science, literature, & much more!

3) I took everything out of the chest freezer in the basement, took inventory, threw out extremely outdated items, knocked the ice chunks off the inside, & neatly reorganized the items to go back in. Surprisingly, it only took about half an hour!

Last Week's Goal...Finish that closet shelf. Then I'll attack the basement, which may take a few months! Maybe I should break it into sections. This week we'll concentrate on the floor...I think a Lego tornado blew through there! (Finished that closet shelf! I personally didn't touch the basement, but I did have the munchkins clean up some of their Legos. Of course, they've been down there playing since then, so it still looks the same!)

This Week's Goal...Get the house in order for Thanksgiving Day. We are hosting my in-laws this year.

5 comments:

Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge said...

Great job with #1...I struggle so much with that (although I pray for God's Will...the irony is not lost on me!) And great job making an errand day into a "school" day!

SherryTex said...

#1 is an eternal struggle. Then again, so is the basement and the legos. Great week!

*kate said...

I'm having a terrible time with #1 right now. I'm really impressed with your patience :) Way to go!

Jamie said...

Having not lost your temper...and cleaning out the freezer. Those are huge. My refrigerator really needs it...that should be a goal for me next week.

Mom to 5 Boys said...

We gave up on the basement a long time ago! LOL! Who goes down there anyway?