Since I’m in a blogging rut and have been a complete small success slacker lately, I thought it was as good a time as any to jump back in and give myself a quick pat on the back. Here are three “Woo-hoo! ” moments for this week:
1. A few nights ago I made a turkey gumbo* from this cookbook, and everyone – my five-year-old, my-I-used-to-eat-everything-but-am-now-suspicious-that-you-might-be-poisoning-me-and-am-exerting-my-independence-at-meal-times-toddler, my slow-to-solids-baby, my carnivorous husband and my former-vegetarian-self – gave it two thumbs up. Who says there’s no such thing as modern day miracles?
2. I met one of my very best friends for dinner this week. Between our crazy schedules, the distance that divides us and the fact we’re both moms of little ones, a girls’ night is a rare occurrence, but, boy, was it fun. I gobbled up a delicious salad topped with grilled chicken, slices of avocado, cheese, and tomato chunks. (I’m still a ravenous nursing mama, which explains my preoccupation with food.) The salad was fresh and tasty, but the company was the highlight of the evening. A good girlfriend is such a treasure. I thank God for her and all my friends and want to work at being a better friend this year (talk less, listen more, etc.).
3. I’ve been very productive in the writing department lately, thanks to some help from Pop (my husband’s dad). I can always feel good about outsourcing playtime to him to give me some extra time to write because he is so good with my older girls (he’s good with the baby, too, but she generally sticks around mama). Yesterday the girls built fairy houses with him outside while I tackled a few assignments with looming deadlines. My book is also coming together word by word, and my November deadline doesn’t seem quite as daunting anymore even though we have a move in our near future and lots of other big changes ahead. (I’m not pregnant.) :)
*I shared some details of the recipe in the comments.
And what about you? Go on and toot your own horn and celebrate your own small successes at Faith & Family Live!