Thursday, April 1, 2010


It occurred to me tonight while I was fixing dinner that I feel like this week has been very successful. As I mentally listed the things I was feeling good about, I decided I should blog about it so that I won't come across as just a whiny brat. :) So here we go (in no particular order).

1.'s Thursday night, which means it's almost Friday, which means I've made it through almost another week at work. That in and of itself merits me some sort of award or something.

2. I've been BUSY this week, which carried over from last weekend, which has meant I've had exactly ZERO time to spend blogging/reading blogs/commenting on blogs/Facebooking. what, the world kept right on turning. As far as I know, no one has perished for lack of me stalking their lives. And I guess I didn't really believe that was possible. And guess what ELSE!! Now I get to savor what time I have (still limited) to catch UP on all of the above, and it's very exciting. OK- this paragraph made no sense. I'll just move on. I'll just leave you to ponder how any of this makes me feel successful.

3. I'm hosting another baby shower at my house in a few weekends. It's for a good friend from work and I've been thinking for the past 8 months that I would want to host or co-host her work shower...but you know what?? Baby showers are TOUGH when you're struggling with infertility. Really tough. Make you wanna throw up tough. And I've been to/hosted quite a few over this past year and a half. A few weeks ago I decided I would give up hosting them, at least until I was pregnant myself. Or until I became a nicer, less bitter person. Or something. But know what? My friend deserves a shower (and her baby is due in a month). We needed a place to have it. And so sometimes you just have to do what you know you should do. So I will throw her this shower and I will rejoice with her and I will just continue trusting that God really is in control. Of everything. And I will try not to fall apart at the thought of all of my co-workers and bosses traipsing through my house.

4. I am hosting (and cooking) Easter Dinner at my house!! Normally we spend Easter with my family, but since my parents are in Haiti for the week...well, we can't. So I decided to host Easter here and invite Matt's family and some of our neighbors. I am very excited and not too nervous. Naturally, it will involve a cleaning frenzy on Saturday. Although my "30 before 30" list has still not been finalized and published (sorry!!), you will be happy to know that this will accomplish TWO of my goals (host a major holiday; invite neighbors to dinner party). Success!

5. We have had REAL dinners EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK. And by "real" I mean "not something that resembles this:"

Because frequently, this is what our meals are like. It's due to the constant too-hungry-and-no-time-to-cook-after-the-gym scenario that led me to this unfortunate incident a few weeks ago. But anyway, THIS week we have had real (and HEALTHY! and GOOD!) food each night-- yay!! Monday night was extra special because we went over to dinner at some long lost friends' house and they cooked us yummy food-- double score since I didn't have to cook it! (But no, we didn't go to the gym that night.)

6. I've read like...2 whole chapters of a book this week! This is a strangely big deal for a self-professed book lover. As much as I do love reading, I also seem to have Reading ADD (this is real, I promise). I have about 80 books that I've borrowed/bought and I WANT to read all of them and yet I actually read... none of them. I can't decide which one to start with, so I feel overwhelmed and just watch TV instead. PS- this is ridiculous. So last week I borrowed this book

from the library, and for reasons I'll never know, I'm actually reading it. It beckons to me, and since I've been unusually busy this week, I frequently find myself walking by the book and thinking dang, I really wish I could read that. I think maybe it's the dog on the cover. Calling to me. Calling me to learn all about the inner psychology of dogs and how their physiology and socialization has caused it and...well, so far all I've learned is how dogs became a separate species from wolves, and there is far more mention of DNA than I'm used to, but I'm really sucked in. The author continually encourages readers to "set aside our natural inclinations to anthropomorphize dogs" and since I think that is possibly the hardest thing I've ever been asked to do (okay, not)...I will keep reading to find out why.

Well, six successes is pretty good. I might have more, but now that I've started thinking about that book again, it's made me want to start reading. And since I just discovered that The Office is a rerun tonight, I now have time to actually do it!

So how about you? Any small (or big!) successes this week you'd like to remember? Anything really hilarious and embarrasing you'd like to forget? You know what they say, that the key to forgetting something forever is to start by telling people all about it...


  1. I'm so glad you've had a successful week. I keep a running to do list so I can look and see that I actually COMPLETED something. Funny huh?

  2. umm...I have been super impressed with all the baby showers you have been hosting/attending. If I believed in karma you would be racking up some major karma points.

    oh..and sad I missed seeing ya'll when we were in Augusta at the SAME TIME. I forgot you would be there that weekend...and we changed the weekend we were planning on going. ahh well....


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