Thursday, March 25, 2010

Small Success Thursday

This week was all about reconnecting with people. Motherhood often can create a profound sense of isolation, and winter and cold weather don't help. So when things suddenly become warm, getting out amongst people feels akin to being a crocus. I'm almost surprised at the pleasure of being out and about, stunned that I kept indoors and closed off for so long. Seasonal amnesia I suspect, designed to keep me from going cabin crazy by being stuck indoors.

My small successes for the week:

1) Made it to a daily mass and reconciliation.

2) Daughter was honored for getting scholarships and while we couldn't go in, we parked outside the cafeteria and I watched through the glass windows and heard because some of the windows were open. We were clapping for her. I even texted "I see you, you're on the end in the middle row." so she'd know, even if I wasn't going to bring all seven younger siblings into that setting, that we were there and rooting for her.

3) My son turns 17 today. He got up this morning extra early to catch the 6 o'clock bus so as to make it easier on me to get out the door with the rest of his brothers and sisters since their dad is in California a few days. I'm so happy and proud to know this young man and to call him my son. Stopping by the store to pick up steaks, French bread and an apple pie for his birthday dinner tonight.

4) Took two toddler daughters to get haircuts.

5) Scheduled a lunch date for next week with a good friend.

6) Mailed a letter and called two friends that no longer live nearby.

7) Scheduled the Fall Festival for September 18th, trying to get the school to add a mass to the end of it as a good way to close off the day.

Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of our Lord! Pray the Rosary for the hearts of all women, to say "Yes." to love and to life.


Marie said...

Congrats to your daughter and Happy Birthday to your son!

It feels great to get out and reconnect with people after a long winter.

I like #1 and #7 - so important to start and end our days with prayer, and no better way than Mass!

Farmer's City Wife said...

You actually mailed a letter? You might be my new hero :).

MightyMom said...

oh wow, good week!!

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