Thursday, August 12, 2010

Small Successes ( Vol. 11)


1.  Back-to-school cleaning is in full effect.  Today is Day 4- de-toy and dust the family room and the "public" parts of the house.  Here's a breakdown of what we've done so far:

Day 1- Kids bedrooms:  clean out under beds, closets, dresser tops.  Remove 90% of toys to basement play area and throw out all the little garbage they think is worth saving, i.e., Happy Meal boxes and wrapping paper scraps
Day 2- Baby's room and Bonus room: Actually put things in drawers.  Since she doesn't play in there, lots of things just get dropped on the rocking chair and floor.  Bonus room: take a lot of toys to basement.
Day 3- Downstairs guest room: put all the books on the shelf, collect random game pieces, collect toys for basement.   Sort out 5 overflowing laundry baskets of toys into bins in the basement play area.  

Dang, we have a lot of toys!  8 years worth of toy accumulation = a crapload of toys!

2.  Getting up for P90X is getting slightly easier, but still I have to force myself to get up.  I find that I try to convince myself that I don't have to get up this early, I can do it later, it doesn't matter.  Sometimes I think it might be the devil trying to get me to stay in bed because I know I won't do it later if I don't get up early.  I'm just that lazy.  Anyway, I drag myself up for the salvation of souls, one in particular, who shall remain anonymous.  Some days it's so hard I think, if this person doesn't make it to heaven on P90X alone- I don't know what!

3.  You know, those are big successes and I can't think of a 3rd one to add. So I guess I will take this time to say thank you for reading my blog. God bless you, my blog-reading/writing friends.  I look forward to reading your comments and your successes. 
It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that. To share yours, click here.


  1. Very successful! God bless!

  2. I am so envious of #1. I want so much to declutter every room, but there's always something else that comes up (or maybe I'm just procrastinating!!!)

  3. Looks like you've had a great week. I'm right there with you on the cleaning and decluttering kick. I've been running around cleaning the house like there's no tomorrow.

  4. Wow! I'm super-impressed by #1! I'm on "Operation Organization" over here, but it's a slow process. Everything in one week? Are you superwoman? God Bless and keep on keepin' on!

  5. I'm offering my home for your next stop :)

    Seriously though, great list. Number 1 is sooo much work.

    And...I like the idea of offering your P90X. Why I never thought of that I don't know. You've given me an idea. Thanks

  6. I love #2 :-D. If I can give a focus (salvation of a soul) to my onerous exercise schedule, maybe I'll stick to it!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Wow! Nice, I love the feeling of de-cluttering. I just feel more at peace with the world in general!

  8. I think it's great that you are offering up your exercise routine for the salvation of souls. I'll have to keep reminding myself to do that, too.

  9. Seriously overachieving here! LOL! #1 should count for the whole week! Love #2. Habits are a good thing, especially healthy ones.


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