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.
1) I have been able to work on Princess’ Christmas stocking for a little while each day this week. I started cross-stitching one for her two years ago–as soon as we found out we’d be having a girl–but I was trying to modify a rectangular design to accomodate a stocking shape, and ran out of time for her first Christmas. So I picked it up again last year, only to realize I had made a few mistakes which I had forgotten to remedy, and besides, I was not enthusiastic again about having to modify the design. So I set it aside. This year I was in denial about the stocking, period. I made a fabric stocking for her first Christmas that she could use again, maybe sharing with Sunshine. And then I found this book in a series of Christmas cross-stitch books I’m collecting, and inside was a sampler stocking that I knew I could do easily this fall. Good bye to the old stocking, on to the new!
2) The other night I went “all out” and made a crockpot roast beef, mashed potatoes, salad, and a Harvest Pound Cake for dessert. It was quite enjoyable. On the other hand, I find I’m the only one in the family who seems to be enthusiastic about what Rascal calls “Smashed Potatoes.”
3) Keeping the laundry at bay, one load at a time. I think I did actually see the bottom of the hamper once this week. 😉