Don't forget about Shellie Tomlinson's wonderful advent devotion series. This week it moves to Dr. Joneal Kirby's blog. I hope you are all participating and loving it! It circles back around to me on Thursday-- coming up soon!
I spent this weekend preparing for the week-- getting a jump on errands and readying myself for what I hope turns out to be a calmer week than last week. I even planned a menu for the week. Here it is:
Baked chicken, greek salad, Texas toast
Subs and chips
Pepper Steak over rice
Biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs
Pasta Fagioli soup and bread
Pork Tenderloin and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans
That gets us to next week at least!
Sometimes I think it's good to think of what we succeeded at during the week instead of how we came up short. I tried to think of that this weekend as I took stock of the past week. At first glance the week felt like a lot of stops and starts and misfires. But then I dug a bit and realized that last week I...
Finished my manuscript and sent it to an agent for consideration (which feels horrible and wonderful at the exact same time)
Decorated the house for Christmas
Took my kids to their school craft bazaar
Had lunch with a friend
Ran into an acquaintance from my elementary school days (this is what happens when you live in the same small town you were raised in) and was able to encourage her about raising teenagers
Jotted down some notes/insights for my next novel
Ordered a research book for said novel
Took my daughter shopping so she could buy gifts for her friends (with her babysitting money)
Finally bought a hanging basket of pansies to replace my dead fern
Ordered Christmas cards
It's good to review your successes and not just beat yourself up for your shortcomings. No matter how small your successes are, they're worth noting. And if you don't, who will?