Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope yesterday was a peaceful and fun day for everyone!  My wonderful children and husband got me some great, well thought-out gifts: a new power cord for my laptop (mine was frayed and I had been using hubby's cord when he didn't have it at work), shower gel, a new poof for the shower, candles, a calendar, and a new vacuum cleaner.  Yes, that was my most wanted item (next to the power cord).  I spent the morning putting that thing together and vacuuming the first floor and stairs.  That baby sure sucks (where my old one sucked because it didn't).  Today we will be celebrating with my side of the family and tomorrow we'll be with hubby's side.  We're so blessed!

May your holidays be filled with wonderful memories and joy!

Mitzvah of the day (yesterday): If you saw my children's faces, you wouldn't have to ask.  They may not have gotten exactly what they wanted, but they were happy with what they got.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Epic fail

Hmm, yeah, about that goal to post a mitzvah every day... Yeah, I failed at keeping my blog updated there. I do have to say that the challenge has helped me make sure I'm focused on others and not just myself. I will try to see if I can finish off the month with a mitzvah of the day.

Today's mitzvah: Go to Dave Ramsey's website and register to win $5,000 today!  He's doing a different prize every day.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tired so fast post...

Mitzvah of the day: This evening I scooped a bowl of ice cream for hubby. 

Friday, December 4

Mitzvah of the day:  Drove my kids around all over the place without complaint.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chicken - head = MOM

Today was a very busy day.  This morning I worked at my part-time job (one I can take my kids with if needed), had lunch with dd5 and hubby, did a little shopping (toilet paper, etc), picked up kids, swimming lessons, picked up more kids, fed dd3, picked up hubby, drove dd3 to a school activity, picked up dinner for the rest of us, ate my fries on the way to pick up dd3 (please ignore carb count today), came home to eat the rest of my dinner, went to bell choir practice, came home, helped dd1 with her class schedule for next year, helped dd2 with her grammar homework, and now here I sit.  *WHEW*

Mitvah of the day: As I was dropping off dd3, a friend called and asked if I could give her daughter a ride home from the same activity.  She has given my daughter several rides, so of course I said yes since I had to pick up my child and it wasn't out of my way at all to drop her off.  It made me feel good to give back a little after all she had done for me.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hot chocolate snuggles

This morning I went to the Y to work out.  Having a 5 yr old cutie who doesn't want her mommy's legs cut off is always a great motivator.  (The kids know that my grandfather lost both of his legs due to diabetic complications.)  Said cutie sometimes has meltdowns in the drop-in nursery if things don't go her way (kid not sharing, someone in her spot, etc.).  As I left I reminded her that if she didn't have any fits, we'd do something special.  On my return I got a glowing report.  Not only was she fit-free, but she was very quiet the whole time.  This leads into my...

Mitzvah of the day: When we got home, I made dd5 hot chocolate, gave her some miniature marshmallows, and a few graham crackers.  We snuggled together on a chair while waiting for the water to heat up.  She really enjoyed her little treat!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A new month, a new challenge

Last month I thought I'd try my hand at NaBloPoMo and post on my blog every day during the month of November.  However since I didn't find out about it until November 2nd or 3rd and I hadn't posted on November 1st, I technically didn't "win" from the beginning, but I still had fun.

This month NaBloPoMo is suggesting a theme!  The theme for December is MITZVAH and it comes with a challenge: to give something, to someone, every day of the month, and then blog about it.  I'll probably have my usual ramblings, but then I'll also list my mitzvah of the day.

I think I'll make sure to have a daily mitzvah, or good deed, directed at myself as well.  Taking care of my diabetes and overall health is probably one of the best things I could do right now.  Not just for myself, but also my family.  I've been too laid back with my health recently, not exercising every day and not always making the best choices in my eating habits.  These things I will probably talk about, but they won't be listed as part of my daily challenge.

Mitzvah of the day: Watching a friend's daughter while she went to an out of town meeting.  My youngest had a blast having a friend over to play with today.  They get along great and we all had a lot of fun.  Although I know it helped the mom out, it was nice for me to have someone else entertain dd5.  I was able to get a good amount of housework done, which the older ones messed some of it up when they got home from school.