Thursday, August 27, 2009

Small Successes


"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that. "

We've decided to postpone school until after Labor Day, which gives me more time to organize--yay!
  1. This weekend I organized and re-inventoried the big freezer.
  2. More than a year ago, we gave Marianna Tea and Cake with the Saints, but haven't done much with it UNTIL NOW. My daughter and I are in the process of organizing a "morning tea" for early next week. So far we've settled on a date and time, planned the menu, printed and colored invitations, bought scrapbooking paper to make envelopes (WAY out of my usual level of involvement), and begun collecting RSVP's. Next comes the advance food prep. Fun!
  3. While white water rafting this summer, I was faced with the truth that I have practically no upper body strength. After procrastinating too long, yesterday I had my loving husband walk me through a short set of weight training exercises. I asked for a routine that was 5 minutes or less (so I'm more likely to do it). He came up with something that is almost twice that long, but still feels short and is non-sweaty (so I can do it any time). It was embarrassing to show him how little I can lift (he's fit), but fortunately he loves me anyway. :-)
What are your successes this week? Find more inspiration and encouragement at Faith and Family Live.


~ Judy ~ said...

Great list!
I love Tea and Cake With the Saints!
And I admire you for taking on the challenge of a new fitness regime to build strength!

Kelly said...

Congrats on your successes this week!

I had cleaning out the freezer as one of my small successes too!

Great minds think alike ;)

ViolinMama said...

I need to check out that book!! and yeah for #3! I'm with ya girl!

Colleen said...

Love your list. Organizing the freezer is a big job! My husband is the cook in the family and I referred him to your cooking blog! I was enticed by the gyros! God bless.