Thursday, October 29, 2009
Small Successses--Is it really Thursday again?
Celebrating the little things in life that add up.
Time flies when you're having fun or are just plain busy, doesn't it? I can't believe it's Thursday already. Life is simply passing before me. Let's see if I can remember some of what I've done this week. Shall we?
1. I just finished disposing of all the expired OTC and prescription medicines that were sitting in the medicine portion of my kitchen cabinets. I root through there every few months to make sure we don't have any old stuff in there.
2. On Sunday, I remembered to buy candy for the trick or treaters. Sadly, I have eaten an entire bag of Snickers. I also helped my brother and my father-in-law finish some of their Christmas shopping for the girls. For my brother, I picked up the super cool two wheeled Barbie transportation device that Ellie is going to love when she sees it on Christmas and my father-in-law and his girlfriend will be looking pretty cool in the eyes of my girls when they see what the American Girl items they got. My kids are really blessed to have such generous people in their lives.
3. I have successfully remembered to make goodie bags for both of the girls' classes and my religious ed class. I also finished gathering all the necessary items for Madeline's class party and remembered to remind all the moms who said they could volunteer either their time or supplies for the party this Friday of when they or the items they're sending in are needed. It's nice to realize that I can stay on top of things from time to time.
Bonus: I'm doing my best to not freak out over the bump in my lesson plans for my religious ed class. We have to do a Child Lures Prevention class this weekend per the diocese and my plans for an All Saints Day party have been thwarted. I'm nearly done assembling my lesson plan based on the 36 page manual I was given on teaching children to be safe around those who may attempt to harm them. I have next to no direction or support from the religious ed department so I'm a little stressed over this. And, the fact that they sprung this on us along with the materials just this part Sunday doesn't help.