Thursday, March 4, 2010
Small Successes-Second week of Lent
Celebrating the little things in life that add up.
1. I am totally on top of the laundry. I'm so on top of it that Ellie has worn the same nightgown several times in one week. Hmm...if I can keep this up, maybe I can reduce the number of pajama sets I need to buy for the kids.
2. I am making progress with the 40 bags in 40 days challenge. I have finally come to my senses and realized that I don't need to save clothing from events in my past. The incredibly short and revealing dress that I wore for my wedding rehearsal? In the pile for Good Will. Is it not amazing what one will wear before kids vs. 10 years later? I'm laughing at myself as I go through old clothes and continually ask myself what I was thinking.
3. I am cultivating patience and doing my best to not flip out on the girls over the messy state of the basement. (It's been a mess for days, despite many clean ups.) What is so hard about the concept of playing with one toy at a time and putting it back when you are finished? I've tried to enforce/instill this rule since they were infants, but it simply doesn't take root.
Bonus: It's not really my success, but most of the snow has melted. My deck has no snow. Yay! I can actually see about half of my front and back yards. Best of all, I see that some of my Spring flowers are starting to come up.