While sometimes I'm too frazzled to participate, the exercise of searching for three little victories can perk up my attitude if I'll let it. Here are some bright spots from the week past:
- Our family went hiking on Saturday. Part walk-in-the-woods, part hop-on-rocks-in-the-creek, part rock-climbing, it was a pleasant outing. Sunday we enjoyed our "end of summer reading" dinner out.
- I endured shopping for much needed fall/winter tops, and managed to bring home five keepers for $57 (sale plus coupon!). Marianna and Rebecca came along, racing around as I searched for suitable shirts ("my" colors, correct size--so few left!, not too tight, not too baggy, not too long) to try on. Then they stayed with me in the dressing room as I tested at least two dozen. Yeah, that part was fun--hah! They tried not to pay too much attention, but Becca did make one remark about my tummy, to which I calmly responded, "That's because I've had six children, honey."
- After calling two branches for shelf checks, I found the library book I "remembered" returning in the "going downstairs" basket under a pile of tablecloths and dishtowels. At least it wasn't overdue!