“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.”
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I baked a double batch of Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookies, half with walnuts (my favorite!) and half without (hubby’s favorite!) to take to camp with us. I was so surprised when it ended up being 10 dozen cookies, EXACTLY what the recipe was suppose to make! I don’t think that has ever happened when I’ve baked cookies before.
I took the time and filled out the forms required to suggest a title (or rather 52!) for our library to add to their collection. This is only a small success since they only agreed to purchase one of the books I suggested. I haven’t given up yet though!
I know that was three, but do you mind if I just keep going?? After such an exhausting week, seeing some of what I have accomplished on “paper” really is motivating! Hummm… I bet I could possibly turn this post into a 7 Quick Takes!! I think I’m going to give it a shot… especially since I have a few BIG SUCCESSES I’d like to share with you all!
Last Thursday, since we were had a little time to kill in town, while waiting for Summer with the Saints to begin, I stopped by a glass store and finally found a can of A-maz!! I’ve been looking for this stuff for YEARS!!! (The company I use to purchase it from went out of business, and I was searching for Amaze online with no luck…) Anyhow, I didn’t know if their was much of a chance that I’d be able to get the horrible water spots off our shower door. However, after a good solid hour (at least!) of scrubbing it looked SO much better! Hubby gave it another quick scrub (or 3!) as well and was able to get even more of the spots out. This stuff truly IS amazing!
Speaking of spots, it took awhile, but I was able to get lots of Red Kool Aid out of Rascal’s favorite polo shirt. I didn’t think it was possible!!
I really dislike packing, to put it mildly! It seems to overwhelm me more than anything. The last couple times we have gone on a family “vacation” I have needed help to finish my packing so we could leave on time. Last time my friend Marci came and helped me before we traveled to CA for my Grandfather’s funeral, and last summer my mom and sisters helped me finish up the night before we left for our 3 week trip to Nebraska, then Arizona. I don’t know what it is, but packing is SO HARD for me… ALL the decisions!! 😉
Anyhow, we leave this afternoon for Family Camp, and I had my children ALL packed by last night; the food is ready to pack in the cooler; the sleeping bags and other supplies are on the coffee table ready for me to check through them one last time; my camera battery is charged; the kitchen is clean (dishes done, floor mopped); the laundry is all caught up; and once I have my own bag packed (which shouldn’t take long since I have so little that fits!) we should be ready to load the car and go. I can’t believe it!!
I survived the week and somehow found time to blog about
it all some of what we did! I am really looking forward to the next few days. We will be away from all electronics and household projects, attending daily Mass, listening to talks given by great priests, and visiting with lots of other Catholic families. I hope you all have a great weekend!
UPDATE: Well, I now know why I was amazingly able to get most of the packing accomplished… I’ve spent the morning on the phone with our car insurance, mechanic, and am now waiting for the tow truck to arrive. I sure wish our children would listen when I tell them (DAILY!) to not leave their bikes in the driveway. That little scooter was just small enough not to be seem, yet big enough to put a hole in something under the car. I am just praying that it isn’t too expensive to fix and that we can still leave this afternoon.