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.


  1. HAHA! As always, LOVE your humor and impressed with all your accomplishments! Just being patient with #3 is a huge step! Good for you on 40 bags/ 40 days...awesome!!

    Have a great one!!!

  2. I am right with you on #3. If you ever figure something out - please let us know!

  3. yea on the snow melting!! all other great accomplishments too!


  4. Is it bad that my daughter will sometimes wear the same PJs several times in one week even when I'm not on top of laundry? In my defense they are her favorite. :)

  5. Young Mom-It's not bad at all. If I could get the girls to wear PJs twice in a row I'd be thrilled but that's just not going to happen for us. Ellie sweats a lot when she sleeps so her PJs must go in the wash after one wearing. Madeline showers in the morning so she claims the PJs are dirty and must be washed after one wearing.


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