"I love you and want for you all things that make you happiest; and I guess you, not I, are the one who knows best what those things are."

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baby Steps Get You There Too

This week I’m going to celebrate the little things – and by little, I mean little.  We’ve all go to start somewhere, right?

1.  John slammed Nathan’s finger in a door.  Nathan removed said finger prior to the door being opened.  Result: Nathan “skinned” his finger from the first knuckle to the tip – completely!  (Although he did manage to keep his fingernail somehow?)  My success here is that a) I didn’t maim John for slamming the door on his brother despite my numerous reminders to quit playing with the doors and b) after I called my husband hysterically crying about the condition of Nathan’s finger, I did manage to get Nathan cleaned up and bandaged up in such a way to contain the blood and keep the germs out.

(Please remember – I said these were the little things. Yes, I do realize that I typed “after I called my husband hysterically crying”.  I’m hopeful that in the event of a real crisis I’ll have better clarity of mind.)

2.  I got quite a few errands and a good deal of cleaning done on Tuesday. I felt quite good about it.  Wednesday got derailed by 8:30am with the above mentioned finger incident – so I decided to take a (2 hour) nap while John was at preschool and Nathan was napping.  Nothing on my Wednesday to-do list really got done.  I handle stress by sleeping – what can I say?  Success here: I embraced the fact that nothing was getting done and took care of my mental health first.

3.  I’ve realized that I’m at my wits end with the boys this week.  Little things are bugging me.  I’m finding myself ready to explode.  Therefore, today I’m planning on calling the spa and cashing in that gift card that my hubby got me for my 30th birthday back in August.  Hopefully they can fit me in for a day of pampering this weekend. I know I’ll be a better mama if I get some time just for myself to unwind, relax, pray and be in peace and quiet.

Head over to Sherry’s blog, Chocolate for Your Brain, to check out other successes by other wonderful women!


  1. I'd say you've done well this week despite the stresses. I, too, like to sleep stress away. Hoping you get into the spa this weekend & are able to be refreshed.

  2. P.S. - I just saw your comment on Sherry's blog. I read "My Life With the Saints" a couple of years ago at the recommendation of a friend & loved it also.