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Way to Go, Mom!


Well, it seems that we have successfully kept the flu bug. that is going around, at bay . . . I hope I am not stating that too soon!

Anyways, on to my real small successes . . .

1. I am committed. Last night I registered for the Marine Corps Marathon 10K. This is my first step in working myself toward a Marathon. The race is in October and I am fundraising with the Run for Vocations group that raises money for the seminarians in the Archdiocese.

2. I got our new curtain rod hung on the large living room window. Our old, cheap, flimsy one had been bent in two places by our sons hanging and grabbing onto the curtains. The whole thing looked like it was about to fall off. It needed to go.

3. I went to the parish picnic by myself with the boys. This is a big accomplishment for me because my hubby had to work. I was not worried about being able to handle the boys, in public, by myself. But, I am an introvert by nature and I really do not like to go to parties, large events by myself, even if I know tons of people there.

What are your small successes? Share them at Faith and Family, Live!


  1. Good job, especially with #3...that can be so nerve wracking - I'm really proud of you! I just did curtains too for the guest does feel good to replace or make new things!!! GREAT job!!!

  2. Next time tell your husband to take off work and go with you!

    your husband

  3. Is it the 15th yet??? ha ha :0)

    I know the feeling of not wanting to go when your husband's not with you!!!

    My husband travels EVERY Mon-Fri and sometimes on the weekends....and then he's catching up with school work on the weekends and WORK paperwork.... and he misses A LOT.....So if I don't do it, then nobody will.... The good news is, that I usually survive..... Just barely.....but nevertheless, I still live to tell about it :0)

  4. Way to go! Seriously, awesome on the marathon sign-up. One day I will do the same. I like the 10-mile races I've done and when I have a break between babies, I am going to go for it and train for a marathon.

  5. Okay, oops, I just read the Marine Corps Marathon part. Still, 10k is awesome! I couldn't pull that off right now. My DH is former USMC so I think you picked a great race. ;)


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