Thursday, March 11, 2010

Small Successes


This is a good reminder for all us moms who are feeling overwhelmed with the magnitude of what needs to get done. The idea, propulgated by the folks over at Faith & Family Live, is that each mountain is climbed by a series of small steps (something we all know but frequently forget). So, I am joining other Catholic mom bloggers to post my small successes of today...

1. I planted a tree, with four-year old Tony's help. It's an Australian Bottle Tree and, by itself, makes our back yard look ready for spring. So what if my arms are sore from digging?!

2. I got all of my laundry done and put away today. That last part is the key, as I often get it all washed but rarely put it away the same day.

3. I exercised. 20 minutes on the Stairmaster. Under heavy pressure from my husband who wants to extend my life as long as possible, I have done this for nearly two weeks now, missing only the day after my treatment (which I TOTALLY get a pass for).

So there you have it. Not bad for a Thursday, and a treatment week to boot. Listing these things makes me feel a lot better about all the things that have not yet made this list. For, surely, they are to come.

So, what were your small successes today?


Anonymous said...

LOL, I can relate to your laundry comment... I rarely put mine away before at least two days have passed. How scary to think of what that will look like once we start having kids! Hmm... my small success today was that I got to both of my appointments early!! Since I am usually either just on time or late to appointments, this was no small feat. =)

ViolinMama said...

Wonderful week, and great working out, and I'm praying SO hard for your treatments and strength. You are a hero!!!

Much, much love!

nicole said...

I think it is great that you are getting on the StairMaster! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Boy, Suz, I wouldn't call your "small successes" small at all! Plant a tree! Do your laundry AND put it away! Did anyone need to remind you that you have 7 children? I am impressed, indeed. Here are mine for today:

1. Didn't miss a pick up (although we did miss one drop-off, but got there eventually).
2. Started on the laundry and even the pile spilling into the hallway has been neatly piled in front of the washer.
3. Got dinner on the table BEFORE the cries of hunger (okay, so I put a movie on to muffle the cries).

You think I jest, but with the mere number of 3 children I find getting anything done a difficult task. I admire you and try to live by your example every day! Lots of love, Renee Bertenthal