Thursday, January 28, 2010

Small Successes-January 28th

Celebrating the little things in life that add up.

1. I am caught up with my lesson plans for both of my religious ed classes. Last Saturday, I erroneously thought that I was planned two weeks in advance for my kindergarten class, only to discover that I didn't have anything planned for last Sunday. Talk about an oops to discover at 10pm. I managed to get this week and next week's lessons planned. Maybe now I can get on top of this stuff.

2. I cleaned the bathrooms (minus the shower and tubs which I hope to clean today). It's my least favorite chore, so I try to avoid it as much as I can. Usually I'll tackle one fixture at a time. Getting all three toilets and the sinks cleaned in one day is kind of big for me.

3. I'm managing to survive Bryan's latest business trip without any major crisis. I did have a little sugar incident this morning (yelled at slow moving kid, and the child who was scattering Zingo!, the game with too many pieces, all over the family room) where I slammed the open sugar container down on the countertop in frustration. Note to self: Make sure lid is on the sugar container before picking it up to slam it on the countertop. I created a bit of a mess in the kitchen that prevents me from listing clean countertops and kitchen floor as a small success this week. Can you guess what I'll be doing this morning?

4. I must be insane. I was cleaning up part of the sugar mess (second attempt at that lovely job) and it occurred to me that I didn't even mention that I registered Ellie for kindergarten. Provided she passes the entrance exam/evaluation, she will be going to the kindergarten at her current school next year. I'm working with Ellie every day to ensure that she knows everything she needs to know so she has no problems being accepted. We were the first ones to register on Tuesday, so I know we have her position secured.


  1. Two big thumbs up on the clean bathrooms!!! I hate cleaning the bathrooms. Toilets, no problem. Showers and tubs though .... ugh.

    I haven't done that with sugar ... yet, but it could very easily have been me and probably will be one of these days. I'm very impressed you took it so well.

    Congratulations on all your successes!

  2. I hate it when my attempts at expressing frustration backfire! :)

  3. YEAH for Kindie!!! Awesome. That must feel good. I'm trying to figure out PreK (age 2) for the fall as I want to homeschool my eldest, and it would help if our middle child was in a program a few days a week. Deciding is the hardest part! So good for you on all your planning!

    Ok...can you come do my bathrooms? I almost never do them (Hubby usually does...VERY sporadically) and they get so gross (I DO do toilets lol). I don't think we've done the fixtures lately...can I get you to come? LOL!

    Great list. You always rock...I love your attitude and real humor! Have a great weekend!

  4. ViolinMama-Registering my baby to kindergarten is really bittersweet. On some level, I feel like I'm losing my job (stay at home mom) to attrition with this move to full day kindergarten in September.

    I'm going to have a lot of time on my hands in September. I just might have enough time to help you out. You just need to move to NJ. Think about it. You'll get clean bathrooms, and I'll get my baby fix without having to endure a hormonal pregnancy. (Just imagine how humorous this blog will get when/if I finally give into that mysterious nudge to have another baby that I got almost a year ago.)

  5. glad you got Ellie registered for kindergarten, I know you had a dilemma a bit ago about where to send her



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