Thursday, October 21, 2010

Small Successes (Vol 17)

1.  I chose a great doctor.  Remember a couple weeks ago I told you I saw my doctor about all the problems I've been having losing weight among other women's issues.  Well, he's very good.  I have several little problems, nothing huge.  The one thing that made me laugh was he told me that based on my DHEA levels, he sees that I'm under chronic stress.  I thought that was hilarious.  Of course, I AM!  I can feel it.  I'm a mother of 4 with a messy house and 10,000 responsibilities plus my own personal desires.  I feel none but the most urgent things ever get done.  I'm not complaining.  I know I'm not alone.  It's how it is when you're a mom.  I could probably figure out a way to deal with it better, but I can't afford boarding school.  ;)

2.  I chose a wonderful husband.  He is sending me away this weekend all by my onesie.  I'm going to visit his parents in Kansas City.  Isn't that funny?  I'm lucky to have great in-laws, whose company I enjoy.  I'm leaving early Saturday morning, going to a Texas A & M  game (they're playing Kansas State) then Sunday I'm going to see the Kansas City Chiefs and coming home late that night.  It's a weekend full of football, a game I love, no kids and in-laws who are known to spoil.  Yippee!

3.  I chose great collaborators.  The moms group at my parish is hosting Santa for family pictures. I am the leader of this group, so I have to sign the contract.  I was very nervous because I've never been solely responsible for  an event this big.  There are lots of things to get right.  Luckily, I talked it through with my wonderful choice in a husband who helped me figure out what to do.   I talked with some of the people I need help from and so far, so good. 

Do you have some successes to share?  Visit Danielle at Faith and Family Live so I can cheer you on!


  1. I love #2. I was blessed with the ability to listen to God when my husband came into my life and marry him up ASAP! If only I could convince him to let me travel by myself like that!

  2. Wow! I'd say those are HUGE successes! I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend & get all the rest & relaxation you need.

  3. Sari (Sx3inSC)October 24, 2010

    Mary, It is my first time visiting your blog and you made me smile.
    First, have a GREAT time this weekend. Your list is great :)
    I follow you on Twitter (Sx3inSC) and since that first day when we were talking to Eli, I have felt a little "internet" connection to you :)

    I too am struggling with losing some weight and my Dr's words were very similar: I stay in a "perpetual" state of stress she tells me. Duh?! (just like you)
    I would love to chat more about what you are doing to get your weight under control as I have vowed to make sure that in the middle of all that we have going on, I carve some much needed as-little-as-it-may-be-but-much-needed-me-time to look after "me".

    In the meantime, enjoy the games and your in-laws. You are right, you are a VERY lucky girl :)


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