Thursday, January 14, 2010

Small Successes-January 14th

Celebrating the little things in life that add up.

This has been one of those weeks where I can't help but wonder when things will go back to plain old normal routine. Something must be in the air that's making everything a little off.

1. The interior of the house is back to normal. The Christmas decorations that made the house seem so warm and cozy are all safely packed away waiting for next Advent. Putting everything away felt a little depressing at first, but now I'm happy to have the living space back. Ellie is very happy that the family room tree is out of her favorite corner for playing.

2. I did not totally freak out when our heater refused to work two days ago. Our whole house humidifier leaked (again) onto the furnace and shorted something out. I took a blow dryer to it, but it seemed to do nothing. So we called the heating guys out and they got it up and running (by the time they arrived whatever was refusing to work had started working again). They came out yesterday and ripped out the problematic humidifier and sealed the ductwork up nicely. I'm praying that we won't need to call the heating guys for a long time. Three heating failures in 4 months is a little excessive if you ask me.

3. The kitchen countertops are clean. It's not huge, but it makes me feel really good.


  1. AWESOME list, and I'm with you on #2...that is annoying an excessive!

    Thinking of you....!!!

  2. #2 Agreed, your heater has definitely used up all of its sick time.

    Congratulations on your list!


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