Thursday, June 2, 2011

Small Successes v2

FaithButtonJoin Sherry over at Chocolate For Your Brain for this week's Small Successes link-up!!!

When I sat down to review my week, I had a hard time thinking of things to list as successes.  Really, this week has been a big ol' pile of you-know-what for me!  I'm overly emotional and just plain tired!
I think I had this beautiful vision of how this summer was going to go, and so far (week two) it's not living up to that!  So...guess what folks...next week I'm changing that.  We're taking the week off!!  The only thing on my schedule is an orthopedic appointment and our monthly Confraternity of Christian Mother's Mass.  Beyond these and grocery shopping, we will be doing NOTHING!!!  Nothing, that is, except for what is on my very detailed daily schedule.  The schedule that I love.  The schedule that allows me time to play with my kids and sit for an hour in the afternoon and just breath.  I complained so often about the hustle and bustle of the school year and here I've gone and just transferred it to our summer!  So to my friends...if I don't answer the phone or return your email...it's because I've declared next week OUR time!  We'll chat and hang out soon, I promise!  I just need to regroup!

And here are the successes I was able to pry out of my brain...
  • We now have 24 meals cooked and frozen in the freezer!!  Can I tell you how freeing it is to just quickly heat up something 10 minutes before hubby is due to arrive home??  It's absolutely amazing!! 
  • I vacuumed and mopped the downstairs floor!!  I was feeling pretty good about that until about 50 kids ran through the house full of mud and sand.  Oh well, so is the life of a stay-at-home mom.
  • I finished a wonderful book titled Following Mary to JesusI really recommend it to anyone who's looking for an easy read.  I have a strong devotion to Mary.  I often ask her to intercede in prayer for me when I need something especially important.  When I'm sick or can't sleep, I often envision her in the room with me lying her hand on my head to comfort me or placing her beautiful blue shawl over me for warmth.  The book did a wonderful job explaining how through Mary we are able to know her Son even more.  For who knew Jesus better than his own mother??   
If you'd like to toot your horn a bit too, join the link-up over at Chocolate For Your Brain!!

4 comments:

*kate said...

Good for you for taking a week off! I hope it's restful and wonderful. And thanks for the book recommendation, I'll have to look for it :)

Celeste said...

What's this about a very detailed schedule that allows you one whole hour per day of free time? I must hear more about it. Do tell!

Kansas Mom said...

Congratulations on your week off! We still haven't gotten into the rhythm of our summer lessons, so I guess we're king of taking time off, too.

Monkeymomof4 said...

Yeah of you! I LOVE my schedule too. We need to chat about the freezer meal thing.

We have cub scout day camp next week - it's a nice break for half the heard to be gone. But it's a lot of work to make it happen. Did I see you post that you guys were doing VBS at OLS? We r too! (The oldest three anyway) and my mom volunteered to keep my stalker for a couple of those mornings, translation - massage and a sushi date with my BFF. That's the week I'm excited about!