I’m back again to participate in Five Minute Friday. I have a few posts that are rolling around in my Drafts folder but haven’t had the time nor the focus to finish them.
This week was MUCH better than the prior week (not having any family members in the hospital is always a plus) with Bean doing well at school all week and handling the heart monitor with grace. I felt like every day this week was non-stop for me. Between meetings at work (both scheduled and emergency), crises that popped up throughout the week, a volunteer post at the Farmer’s Market for a school fundraiser last night and my jobs, it has been insane. But, I feel like I’ve made it through pretty well. No major tragedies, but I have a TON to do this weekend and early next week. Thankful to have the weekend off from traveling and health issues, but it certainly won’t be one of “rest”.
This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is “Celebrate!” So, here goes:
This week I am celebrating small victories. First, my DD and I were “champions of the morning” as I told her every day this week. We were able to do everything we needed to do, leave on time and get to school early so she could play before going to class. I wasn’t stressed or annoyed – even this morning when we had to finish homework in the car on the way to school! I just felt like we were able to get done what needed to be done. The biggest difference I can identify – I didn’t get on my computer at all in the morning once she got up. And she didn’t watch much TV (although she did watch TV one morning when she got up extra early). So, hopefully we can continue that.
I feel like I have to celebrate the small victories because I’m not scoring many big victories these days. I am behind at work after last week’s hospital stay and cancelled classes, etc. I am feeling behind in household stuff, although with my insomnia last night I was able to catch up on quite a bit of that. But, I felt like my DD had a great week at school and home for the most part. I felt like celebrating that we were “champions of the morning” made each and every day better. And I have to remember how meaningful those small celebrations are – both to her and me.
I often berate my small mistakes (and big ones). And I often feel just a little inadequate when faced with the things I need to deal with: my daughter’s heart problems, my seeming inability to get things done in a timely fashion on a regular basis, one and a half jobs, a traveling husband, illnesses in extended family members and my own health issues (the psoriasis has lessened, but is still there after taking medication for it). So, I think I have to remember to give myself those little “atta girl”s when I do something well, no matter how small.
Thanks for reading!