Thursday, August 19, 2010

Small Successes: Setting the Bar Low


"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."

Some weeks my achievements are indeed diminutive. Take now, for example:
  1. I wrote a heartfelt, profusely illustrated blog post about . . . tablecloths.
  2. I made it to daily mass. Once.
  3. I pulled the 20# turkey from the freezer far enough in advance to completely thaw, in the fridge, by this weekend.
How are you doing? Be encouraged by my baby steps or inspired by other moms here.


Mary said...

Good job! I am a fan of tablecloths myself, so I am off to read this "heartfelt" post!

Michelle said...

Small successes are still successes! You had a very good week!

Kansas Mom said...

Hey - getting the turkey to thaw is a big deal! Mine always still seem a little frozen when its time to roast them.

doughraisingmom said...

Hi Barbara, I am really impressed with the turkey. Your family will be licking their fingers soon, and your household will get treated to several fabulous meals this week. That should make for happy peeps in your home, always a good thing. That alone means you have exceeded the height of the bar, as a matter of fact, I would have to say you have set the bar pretty high.

Mary said...

I LOVE table cloths and have also started using cloth napkins. So lovely. I hope your "thanksgiving in august" goes well this weekend. I can smell the stuffing already! Yumm!

Nicole said...

I read your Small Successes and your tablecloths post. I love tablecloths too--absolute necessity at our house. The 120" length isn't long enough anymore and I find myself having to store many of mine and find new ones. Wish I could sew well enough to make them!

I also love your St. Frances quote link. My blog is new and I'm going to put that link on my sidebar for my own sake! Do you want me to link to you somehow?

Farmer's City Wife said...

Turkey success = huge! I never think far enough in advance to do those things and always resort to microwave defrosting (which I don't think would work for a 20# turkey).

Congrats on a great week!