Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday's Small Successes

Today is the day we take stock of all that we got done last week.  The thousands of little things that make up those seven days includes a lot of small victories and love and show that while we may not have achieved what we seek to get done, we're making progress. 

I don't know about you, but sometimes the weeks just fly.  Next week, school starts for everyone and the world will seem to move even faster.  I need my Thursday to slow things down. 

This week's small successes include:

1) Got high school sophomore off to first day of school.  So far, we've been on time each time.  (Trust me, it's a victory).  

2) Last weekend, we drove up to Connecticut to see Grandparents and go to a reunion.  It was a blast and a delight and reminded me how much we need feasts in our lives, how much we need to have those relationships with family that extend outward and back in time.  My favorite moments were sitting and listening to people tell stories I did not know.  Also, Latvian desserts (a 12 layer mocha cream and apricot jam frosted cake) rock!

3) We got school supplies!  Now I have to pack them. 

4) This week we went to Urban Pirates in Baltimore and took a pirate cruise with 8 of my kids and my brother's kids and their mom and my parents who are visiting from Texas.  It was a blast and I will treasure to my dying day, my four year old daughter wiggling her hips in the Pirate dance and saying "Arrrgh! Shiver Me Timbers." in one of the games.    Awesome. 

5) My parents are here!  My heart is full. 

6) The baby is up on all fours and she can scoot some.  She's getting ready to be mobile.

7) Paul yesterday was playing with dinosaur puppets and would pretend to have one bite his hand and then fallen down.  He did it multiple times to show me that he was acting as if the dinosaur had eaten him.  It was amazing to see him using his imagination in such a complex way. 

Now it's your turn!  Just use Mr. Linky to showcase your blog here and list your successes for the week on your blog.  Be sure and visit the other blogs linked here and leave a comment for them.  It's part of being neighborly and part of the fun of this exercise.  So join in!  We can't wait to see what you did this week.


Stay At Home Mom at Work said...

I tend to believe that getting school supplies is no small success! I too have finally finished that duty!

Monica said...

GREAT week!!! #4 made me smile. Those memories...those "my face hurts I'm smiling so big" memories are the BEST!!!!


Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

Wow! Yay for you guys!
I must do further research on number 4 as we are within driving distance to Baltimore and that sounds like a BLAST of FUN!

*kate said...

Enjoy your visit with your parents! I know how wonderful it is to get that time together :)
The Urban Pirates sounds awesome. And each little advance they make, moving or using imagination, is just amazing.

Jody Worsham said...

Ok, first thanks for making me think of all the successes this week (and there were tons) and reminding me to be thankful. BUT, it seems I have trouble being openly serious, hence my humorous list of successes. Hope you get a giggle from them. The Medicare Mom

Jody Worsham said...

Ok, second try. First, thanks for making me realize successes and to be thankful. BUT I'm afraid I have trouble being serious, my funny bone gets in the way as you can see with my list.

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