Thursday, September 23, 2010

Small Successes-September 23rd


Celebrating the little things in life that add up.

This week I'm in what I call survival mode.  Bryan has been away on a business trip since Sunday and I'm doing my best to stay sane and hold everything together at home while he's away.  The secret behind why I'm not a crazed puddle of goo right now is pink, yellow and red Starburst candies.  I've probably eaten close to two pounds of them in four days.  Don't tell my dentist!  And, let's not tell the kids in my third grade CCD class that I decided to eat the candy I intended to give them.

1. I managed to pull off seeing both of my girls play soccer this Sunday when they had games at the exact same time.  I saw Madeline score the first goal of the game twenty seconds after I returned to her field after dropping Ellie off at her game.  Then, I managed to get a few pictures of Ellie actually kicking the ball at her game.  She generally chases after all the other kids and rarely makes contact with the ball during a game so I was just as thrilled to see her kick the ball as I was to see Madeline score a goal.

2. I have been really good at figuring out the technical things at home, like how to make sure the alarm clocks are set, without having to call Bryan in a frantic state.  I even figured out how to enable the sound on a cool set of laptop speakers I reviewed for Amazon Vine, and I learned how to pair a blue tooth headset to my phone.  I'm feeling very accomplished with my electronic successes.

3. The kids have consistently been fed, bathed and had their teeth brushed each day.  Madeline has made it to school on time each day (Ellie's late every day because I have to drop Madeline off first.) and both kids have been picked up from school right on time.  We all miss Bryan while he's gone but we're managing.  Poor Mr. Furkins seems to be having the hardest time.  He faithfully waits for his best friend to walk in the door each evening and is visibly upset that he hasn't been home.  He grows confused when he hears Bryan's voice on speaker phone or over iChat.  He'll be one happy puppy when Bryan walks in the door on Friday morning.


  1. What a great week! Those are some big successes if you ask me.

  2. Congratulations on your accomplishments this week!

    My husband is also our dog's alpha and best friend. He hears the car approaching before any of us do.

  3. Great week! My husband travels regularly for work - so I'm right there with you. I'm particularly impressed with #3. My children (although significantly younger than yours) often miss a bath or two when Dad is gone. He's the bath guy!

  4. I'm having trouble with technology today...Glad you were successful with it this week.


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