Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Five Successes for 1/5/10

Today's success stories might be scraping the barrel a bit.  Sometimes I just want to tell it like it is and would rather have you know that I woke up with a Nighttime TheraFlu Hangover and felt like a moody wreck with a head cold.  But that should be all the more reason to celebrate that I actually accomplished:
  • making homemade pizzas with Thatcher all morning (at his request)
  • spray painting these enormous stars I got for the boys' bedrooms a while back
  • registering for my Pro Tools and Recording Techniques classes this semester
  • unloading and loading the dishwasher
  • making an appointment to get my hair cut
Anytime I share these little successes, you are invited to share yours back with me.  It helps me feel like there are others out there who like me, sometimes feel triumph over just getting out of bed.  


  1. 1. got out of bed
    2. babysat for a friend
    3. went to the gym
    4. made dinner for me and my roommate
    5. successfully deleted all the weirdos I've recently been matched up with on eHarmony.

  2. I swept the garage, and that was huge.

  3. 1. Filled in calendaring items in my new planner.
    2. Made several phone calls that I needed to make.
    3. Paid some bills.
    4. Took my son, who has a broken clavicle to the orthopaedic doctor to decide on treatment.
    5. Pulled out a frozen casserole for dinner and had it baking while we were at the doctor's.

    It is so tempting to list the many things I did not get done. Can anyone else relate?
    I guess that is why I should do this on my own, make this list of accomplishments. I need to focus more on what I get done rather than what I don't!

  4. Krista, your number 5 is too awesome.

    Emily, that is huge! My garage haunts me every day.

    I feel the same way as you Bryn. I didn't expect that I would have such a tendency to think about everything I did NOT do, and not just that, but feel apologetic about my successes. Ridiculous!

  5. Awesome list! I love the star.

    1)updated my status on Facebook
    2)picked the kids up from school
    3)got dressed
    4)finally picked up new contacts for my daughter
    5)washed, dried and folded 5 loads of laundry at the laundromat (broken dryer at home)

  6. 1: Got out of bed BEFORE my children!
    2: Let the kids play in the snow before breakfast.
    3: Emptied my laundry bin.
    4: Updated and organised photos on my computer.
    5: Made a snowman.

  7. Yesterday I:
    1. Got up and ready to go out the door by 7:50
    2. Took my daughter to occupational therapy at 8:15
    3. Picked up my new closet doors (Painting them will be for another list :) )
    4. Paid the bills
    5. Watched the Ellen show to look for my neices who were at the taping.

  8. Whew! This is relatable.

    I'm not sure I could scrounge up five for today.

    1. Read some of The Happiness Project.
    2. Blogged about it. (That was going to be one whole success but see how I stretched it to two?)
    3. Unloaded and loaded the dishwasher.
    4. Cried to my sister instead of the people I usually burden.
    5. Finally signed up for a VIP Barbie pass thing on Barbie.come for my daughter. She was soooo happy when I told her that she misunderstood when I selected to be billed monthly, that she's not getting it only for a month (which she cried about in bed), she can have it as long as she wants. $6 a month that I don't want to pay because I think it's stupid but it made her so happy. I'm hoping this is one of those things she'll remember 20 years from now, thinking I'm just the BEST mom, and that she'll forget that I've been meaning to do this since Christmas.