Small Success Thursday

Small Success Thursday

Why small success? Because that’s the only kind I know! Even the big ones come in small steps. Here’s my paltry offering for the week:

  1. Greeting Cards Organized and  Replenished – I like to send greeting cards for birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions. Rather than spend my days and nights selecting expensive greeting cards from the rack, I buy them in bulk from Current. This means that aside from unique special occasions, I need only stock up once or twice a year. Last week I went through my box of cards, reorganizing and assessing what I needed to purchase.

    Greeting cards

    Handy plastic box with cards organized.

  2. Taxes – It seems that all the necessary forms have arrived, so I began our taxes using TurboTax Deluxe 2015.  Quick, easy, and almost painless.
  3. Baked a cake – We limited desserts in our household to Sundays, special occasions, and feast days. The result was an over-zealous, sweet-loving child consulting the church calendar daily and announcing every last optional memorial of every saint known to mankind. We’ve adjusted “feast” days down to “solemnities.” But I had to hold up my end of the deal. Instead of relying on a container of ice cream in the refrigerator, I used up some of our last produce (a couple of Butterkin squashes) from Spiral Path Farm and baked a delicious pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese icing.

    Pumpkin Sheet Cake

    This delicious cake doubled as a Super Bowl treat and Mardi Gras dessert.

  4. Made monkey bread – A couple of years ago, I bought then neglected a soft-pretzel making kit. When I bought a couple similar kits for a fundraiser this year, I knew I had to actually make the pretzels. Despite my love of baking, I remain somewhat intimidated by yeast breads. (I’ve overcome similar issues with soup and shrimp, so there’s hope for me yet!) At any rate, I forged ahead and used the kit to make some delicious monkey bread for my hungry hoard. Easy peasy.

    Monkey Bread

    This monkey bread barely survived Sunday breakfast.

  5. Delegated son’s laundry – My oldest child roots through his drawers for clothing in a manner that sends shivers down my spine. Since this child is nearly a teen, and he’s the only minor in the house with his own dresser, I decided turning over partial responsibility for his laundry is overdue. I sorted through his dresser and removed everything he’s outgrown so that there is ample space to orderly store his clothing. From this day forward, his clean laundry will lie on his bed for him to put away. Should he choose to root and wrinkle, he may. Principle of subsidiarity in action, folks.

    Shirt drawer

    Look at the order! The neatness! How long will it last?

That’s all I’ve got. Celebrate more small successes over at CatholicMom.com.

Have you had any small successes this week?


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12 thoughts on “Small Success Thursday

  1. Looks like a great week.
    Thanks for the reminder to get my taxes organized for when the hubs comes home so we can send to the accountant.
    Fantastic post. Love all the yummy things you made.

  2. Looks like a great week.
    Thanks for the reminder to get my taxes organized for when the hubs comes home so we can send to the accountant.
    Fantastic post. Love all the yummy things you made.

  3. If he’s a thing like my teen son, I’m sorry to say the clean drawers won’t make it through the next change of clothes. TheKid’s stuff is dangling out of 4 out of 5 of his dresser drawers. It’s all I can do to step away…

  4. If he’s a thing like my teen son, I’m sorry to say the clean drawers won’t make it through the next change of clothes. TheKid’s stuff is dangling out of 4 out of 5 of his dresser drawers. It’s all I can do to step away…

    • Almost done. TurboTax does make it pretty simple – esp. if not much changes from year to year. Still need to double check things and then I can file it away. Yay!

    • Almost done. TurboTax does make it pretty simple – esp. if not much changes from year to year. Still need to double check things and then I can file it away. Yay!

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