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Thursday, January 7, 2010


It's a snowy day here in the midwest. All the schools are closed, the neighbor has been by with the snow blower, the fire is roaring in the fireplace. I'm sitting here with a cup of spiced friendship tea (thanks Aunt Bo!), John is napping, and I'm contemplating my successes of the week. I feel like I should have so many (I've gotten quite a bit done) but none of them seem very significant. I guess that's why I participate in Small Successes - because I need to be reminded that the small things add up to one big triumph!

1. John went to the doctor this week and got a clean bill of health. (It should probably be noted that this is his success, not mine). I talked with the doctor about John's recurring ear infections and ridiculously loud snoring. My success is that I finally convinced her that we need to see an ENT. (It should be noted that I've inquired about this at least 3 times previously.) While we don't want to rush into surgeries with John, we do want to make sure that he's comfortable and getting good sleep at night - hard to do when your ear aches all the time and you can't breathe because of a constantly stuffy nose.

2. Matt and I put together 'Santa's big gift' earlier this week - a Fisher-Price Laugh N Learn House - while John napped. When he woke up he played with it for 4 hours. Over the course of the week John has developed some new talent courtesy of the house. For example, we now know he can ring a doorbell with his toes, open an door with one foot, and balance precariously in a rain gutter. The joys of toddlerhood!

3. Despite the copious amounts of not-so-good-for-you food that is around the house (read as: cookies, candy, sweets, snacks, etc.) I've managed to keep my unhealthy grazing to a minimum. This is a major accomplishment for a pregnant woman!

God Bless you in the new year! :)


  1. #3 is huge! Far from a "small success" :). Great job this week!

  2. Good job on the junk food thing. I've been eating all kinds of things I shouldn't! haha!

  3. oooh! #3 is a success as a fellow preggo :) I love your whole list!!!

    Happy New Year and Merry Christmas :)