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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Small Success Thursday - April 21

This is the day of the week where we take inventory of the little thinks we do each week as wives/Moms.

We have had a stretch of wonderful weather. Low Humidity, temps in the 70's and 80's. I bought a sandbox for TheToddler (my grandson) and he has been loving playing outside. Wee enjoyed Sunday dinner on the deck.

I finally bought myself a new laptop. Something that has been on my mind for a while.

Finally, I got good news last week, my contract is being renewed through the end of the year and while no promises, they hope to keep my around longer. Woo-hoo.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Small Success Thursday - April 14


Hi Everyone, time for that day of the week when we reflect on the day to day minutia that we forget we accomplished this week.

#1. Writing this post on Wednesday because Thursdays are busy for me.

As I attempt to not get too worried that my current work contract expired June18th and I am not confident that the current IT services company to pays my paycheck has more work in my niche area. I have been blessed that I have only had 1 week without an assignment and recruiters regularly send me emails. Once again I think the current client would love to pick me up full time, but they don;t have the funds/position. But we will see. What an emotional roller coaster.

Last post I wrote about my bloodwork. My blood sugar is good, but my calcium is up and I am being sent for a parathyroid scan. I got that scheduled for a week from Friday. I also scheduled my annual Women's exam.

Have a wonderful week.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Small Success Thursday - Easter Edition


Hello to both my readers, LOL!

I have not written a post in a while.My Thursdays got busy, so this week I am creating this Wednesday night. But I have been accomplishing all sorts of things:

Planning for Mom and Dad's 50th anniversary party is progressing. I got the last of the addresses I needed and starting to get some RSVPs. Plans are coming together for decorations, dessert and soft drinks.

Home: I got 2 bags of top soil in my pitiful garden plot. My list of vegetables to plant starts with bush beans and tomatoes. More to come

I completed a 9-week exercise program. I plan to start over form the beginning next week. I am trying to take walks when it is nice outside. I also made an appointment for my annual physical and med check. I was smart enough to ask for orders for bloodwork. I went Monday and the results have been posted to my online account. My A1C blood sugar is down from last time and I am still firmly in the pre-diabetes camp. I hope to keep moving backwards, thus the exercise program. I am pretty happy with the other numbers too.

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Small Success Thursday - Ordinary days


Happy Thursday everyone,

I am feeling ordinary, numbered, one foot in front of the other these days. But that is part of the reason that SST exists over at Catholic Mom, A Mom's life can easily be wash, rinse, repeat and the objective here is to look at the ordinary to see the awesome things we have accomplished.

We have eaten at home for dinner this week. I currently have a pkg of frozen pork chops sitting under running water to thaw a bit so I can separate them and toss them in the crockpot.

I did get a start on my taxes. I have done a little bit of sewing on my quilt.

I just need to remember that this ordinary time is preparing me for the desert of lent that begins next week.

Linking u with Catholic Mom,

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Small Success Thursday

Happy Thursday, the day of the week when we take time to reflect on the little things we do each week that we tend to forget about.

My city  was on the edge of last weekend's big snow storm. We got some flurries, Instead we spent a good part of Saturday with the 16YO and his fellow band members at the annual Solo and Ensemble contest. I think the freshman gorl percussionist was a bit overwhelmed when the six guys and their parents sat in on her session. LOL! It was fun even though I had a list of Things To Do.

I did finally get on my sewing machine. I am slowly working on a black and white quilt. My Flying geese blocks are now in pairs. My sewing machine is in the same space and the 16YO's XBOX. and we don;t work well together.

Lastly I had the grandson over last night while both of his parents were in class. He's tall enough to reach all of the light switches and takes advantage of it. We built and tore up the wooden train tracks, read some books and watched a little bit of TV. My son borrowed our vehicle since his is in the shop. He came home and said the oil light came on which is why the 16YO paid a visit to the Auto parts store and were adding 2 qts of oil at 9 PM last night. It will go in for an oil change this weekend.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Small Success Thursday - Jan 21 edition

Thursdays are the days we are encouraged to acknowledge the little things we do to make our lives and those of our families run more smoothly.

I am watching the weather report. It is looking as if the snowstorm that is predicted to hit the east coast tomorrow is going to bring the Ohio Valley, where I live, a small smattering of snow. My 16YO is of mixed opinions on this. He has a big music contest Saturday that he has been working hard for that he'd hate to miss. But he got a snow day yesterday courtesy of a little snow that fell at the wrong time and snarled local traffic.

I am trying to get back into working out. I hit my mark M & W.  So I workout tomorrow and I have nailed my goal.

I made a batch of grape jelly on my day off Monday from a jar of juice. It looks to have gelled firmer than my last batch.

I am hoping to have lunch with 2 girlfriends today. It was mentioned a couple of weeks ago and then I did not hear anything. I sent a text to both and got a reply "I was supposed to send an email and did not, Sorry." I am not very good at that sort of communication. but I did it.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Small Success Thursday - Back to ordinary


Hi everyone,

Well, first Thursday in weeks that I have had a normal Thursday, crazy as my normal Thursdays are. Last week I was still in Holiday mode as Hubby and i were lucky enough to sneak away for several days in the Caribbean. We had a great time and avoided sunburn.

I made dinner at home Tuesday, but last night to kitchen sink backed up as I was getting ready to cook. A few applications of industrial-strength Liquid Plummer did not get it flowing enough. So I ordered Chinese takeout. Just going with the flow here.

This evening, after remembering that Hubby and the 16YO would be away at dinner, I called my parents and visited them. Mom felt bad that she was not cooking. They planned to go out for pizza. fine by me. I had a very nice visit.

So That is my week of getting back to normal.

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