Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Small Successes

It is important for us moms to recognize our small successes that add up to one big success!

1) Lulu gave up her paci this week! I know she is almost 3-years-old and still uses a paci to sleep but this week we started sleep training with her and teaching her how to sleep without one. It has been more difficult even than I dreaded it being but I have stuck to my guns! Last night she fell asleep after only 30 minutes and no screaming!

2) I made Kolaches for the first time! They are a Czech pastry that my husband loves!! I actually made them to get him out of a bind so I was cooking until 1 am. That is a story for another post.

3) I am having a friend and her children over today for a play date!! My first real play date since moving here two years ago. I am SO excited!

4) I actually got invited to a dinner party last weekend! It was fun, strange, and a bit awkward but I am really really glad I went! This is also a long story and would be better for another post. Suffice to say after an awkward experience I might have made a new friend! Our two families are going to eat lunch today!

5) It happen! I am so glad I am back on FLYlady! My husband called me out of blue while I was busy with the kids and said, "Sweetie, I am bringing a friend over. We will be there is 10 minutes." I looked around my house was picked up, my dishes were clean, no laundry out anywhere. I was completely fine, not embarrassed at all! That night I wound up doing a huge cooking project (making Kolaches) and my kitchen was already clean and prepped for cooking!

6) I started a potted herb garden!!! I have talked about doing this since Tom and I got married 4 years ago! I am so excited!! I am starting it from seed and know nothing about seeding plants so I am hoping I am doing everything right. Only time will tell!

21 comments:

  1. Yeah for new friends! I struggle in social situations and making new friends is not my forte, so that is major in my book!

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  2. Wow - you have had an awesome week! I've really got to try to keep up with FlyLady better. And who doesn't love a playdate :)

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  3. I'd say you've got a Flylady testimonial story to share about the Kolaches. What a great week! Yeah You!

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  4. It is HUGE!! I have lived here for 2 years and am just now making friends!

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  6. I know it is awesome! This mom and I are also going to meet one evening WITHOUT CHILDREN!! It is such a novel idea to have a full conversation without stopping to say, "Get your feet off of her! That is not nice!" or "No hitting! If you hit again I will have to put you in time out!" or "Get down! You will hurt yourself."

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  7. Oh, I love kolaches. I grew up by a bakery that always had them--yum! I think I will head over to the fly lady. My husband brings by unexpected guests too often.

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  8. I love your story about unexpected guests! Makes me want to get my house back to where it needs to be. It's my ultimate goal to always have the house ready for those unexpected guests, but it's so hard to keep it that way. Thanks so much for sharing!

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