Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Small Success Thursday

Little things with big love, big things with bigger love, that's the whole purpose of Small Success Thursday, to consider how in the past week, we lived out our vocation, how we fed the hungry, served the meek and ultimately, poured ourselves out.

This week I had the opportunity to comfort a friend, to be her ladder (see last week's post to understand).  I also made her laugh by sharing the extraordinary silliness of a dessert I found on a friend's blog, Picaken. It's a great honor to be her friend, and to make her feel less stressed by the world.

I also was a "MOTHER OF THE YEAR" for making said dessert for an 8 year old's birthday. I have 8 more requests for individualized versions of this monster delicacy and may have to take up cross country skiing while pulling trucks filled with anvils to survive having exposed my children to Picaken lunacy...they're already planning, pecan pie in German Chocolate Cake, blueberry inside lemon poppyseed, and multiple requests for cherry inside of chocolate.

What else happened? 

Well, I helped put together an auction basket for the Book Worm with a Kindle Touch, 100$ worth of books, a throw, chocolates, coffee and tea and a book light and it was successful.  At the auction, I played a game of chance and won a 40 inch LCD television. It was very funny and a great surprise.

I worked on Helen.

I delivered the papers for the taxes and I got a portrait done of my 1 year old. The lady kept cooing and touching her and it freaked out my 13 month old daughter and so she screamed, resulting in an amazing over the top DIVA pose where she's got her hands behind her head, her back fully arched all while wearing a red dress.  It says, "I can't work in these conditions, if you need me, I'll be in my trailer." So of course, I had to order one of those, plus the normal cute but not nearly as great a story shots. 

My son came home from college and I got to see him for the first time since January.

Finally, I also got to speak with a new friend (we've been blog-friends for years) and it was that lovely deep rich kind of conversation that tells you, this is a friendship you will savor. 

All in all, a great week despite gaining a pound and spending too much.  Much joy in abundance, and an abundance of joy in the muchness of it all.

Now it's your turn! And invite a friend or two. We want to grow this internet meme.


Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge said...

Can you come to my house and make desserts? :) I'm sure that would help in my weight loss program lol. But my mouth is watering reading it.

Maria said...

Awesome week, Sherry... and thanks to you a better one for me, although I may never forgive you for piecaken! :)

Maria said...

The picaken monster has just been released here! I showed it to my older boys & they can't wait for me to try it out.

Karen said...

The diva portrait sounds like a riot. I have not yet braved a portrait studio with the baby. I just don't think I have it in me. I remember all to well how exhausted going to those places left me feeling.

Larry Denninger said...

Sherry - I'm glad you tried it! It truly is Frankencake! Did you make the cherry pie and chocolate cake one?

Sherry said...

Yes. We did chocolate with cherry and washed it down with vanillia ice cream and whipped cream. I think I just gained 10 pounds writing that description.

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