Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Small Successes XXXVI

We had some wonderful successes this week!

1. Kansas Dad fixed the dryer. It's been squeaking horribly for at least two months. He took it apart (three times), ordered parts, replaced them, put it back together, got it working, and even fixed the little knob on the top that's been broken for almost two years. I am still getting used to not reaching for the pliers to start it up. He also replaced the stereo in the van. The old one chewed up and spit out a CD (one of my Music Masters, of course). It's wonderful to be able to listen to CDs again!

2. We took the kids on a field trip to the State Fair on Monday. It was dollar day and Kansas Dad didn't have any classes so off we went! We learned a few things about taking our kids to the fair. Next time we're going to let them ride for a while as soon as the rides open and then wander to look at animals and other curiosities. They only rode four rides each at the end of the day and were perfectly happy!

3. I got up and exercised yesterday. It was still dark. The first number on the clock was a 6!! Then, because I was up and the kids were sleeping, I was very productive. I recognize the value in this plan, but that doesn't mean I'll successfully manage to do it again. We'll see tomorrow morning...

Head over to Faith and Family for more small successes!


  1. State Fairs are so much fun -- Great week!

  2. Up before dark? Very productive!! Great week!

  3. Wow! Fantastic week! It's amazing how much you can get done when you get up early. I try to do it at least three times a week. It's so stinkin hard! Good for you girlfriend!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Great week! I'm a bit envious of you're rising to exercise when the first number on the clock was a 6! I wish I could get myself up earlier...I did great at the beginning of the year, but not so much lately.

  5. P.S. - I LOVE your new photo in your blog header! Your kids are just adorable!

  6. woo hoo! it's the small things that really count!


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