Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Small Successes XXV

It's a little late in the day, but I thought I'd add my small successes.

1. Last Friday, we finally took the van in to have something fixed that led to the check engine light turning on...last July. (Kansas Dad actually took the van in, but I arranged for someone to drop First Son off after Totus Tuus, so I feel I made a small contribution.) We won't discuss how the light came back on last Monday and Kansas Dad will be taking it in again next week. Sigh.

2. I got my hair cut yesterday! I think she took off eight inches or so and it feels wonderful. I also stopped by the bank and had my PIN reset (after I realized I didn't have the money to pay the sweet lady and ran across the street to use my debit card and couldn't get it to work and waited thirty minutes at the bank for someone to help me and waited while they tried three times to get it to work and finally did but not until the next day but they gave me enough cash to go back an hour later and pay for my hair cut; I'm sure she figured I was never coming back).

3. I finally used the shredded zucchini that's been in the fridge "defrosting" for days. The girls and I made chocolate chocolate chip zucchini bread and it's baking right now. (I've never made it as bread, so here's hoping it works. I was getting too tired to clean out all those muffin tins.)

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  1. Great list this week! I can smell the zucchini bread here on the east coast! Yummy!

  2. Kudos on bringing the car in. Our check engine light has been on for over a month and I just can't seem to get the car into the shop.

  3. Yay for having the courage to whack off so much hair! My hair is down to the middle of my back now, and I REALLY don't want to get it cut but I know I have to.

    Congrats on a great week :).

  4. Mmm....the zucchini bread sounds yummy. I think you inspired me to pull out the delicious recipe my friend's mom gave me for zucchini bread/muffins.

  5. Thanks, all. The zucchini bread did turn out well and the pans were a lot easier to wash. If I'm lucky, one of the loaves will survive to be frozen for after the baby is born.

    Farmer's City Wife, I usually have my hair chopped off after a birth, but I just couldn't wait this time. It was such a hassle to wash and comb. (Ha!) I like having shoulder-length hair and it's still long enough for a pony-tail.

    Tori, note that it took a year to have it fixed, but we did take it in last year to find out it wasn't that big a deal. We have to drive 20 miles to get just about anywhere from home so I like to know the van is working as well as we can hope when I'm taking the kids out and about.


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