Single Successes

Posted on | September 10, 2011 | 8 Comments

This week was so short that I totally forgot it was Friday until suddenly… it was Friday!   And now it’s Saturday and I still didn’t manage to post my Single Success post yesterday but you’ll all forgive me because it’s the weekend and that’s what weekends are for.  Or Something.

This week was tough because it lead up to Visitation Weekend, which is always hard on my heart.  I know that I need the time away from Jude to recharge my batteries, but seeing him pull out of the driveway is never easy.

So today is Saturday, which means take three of my yard sale attempt.  The first two times, as you may remember, I managed to list the damn thing in the wrong damn county.  This time I made sure to put it in the RIGHT county, so if no one shows up this time, I’m considering it a sign from God that I should not sell my baby stuff just yet. As I sat here, waiting on my co-worker who graciously agreed to come be Shirley to my Laverne, I started thinking about all the great stuff that happened this week… all the things that fell into place… and I decided that even though Saturdays are usually not blogging days, I’ld make an exception for a Success post.  So here goes:

1.  I did not kill anyone this week.  This may sound like a small thing, but honestly, I’m pretty proud of this fact.  There were some dicey moments at work where I thought my head would explode and yet I managed to smile and nod and not be noticeably ruffled in any way.  Success.

2. I got asked out on a date.  Yes. You read that right.  A date.  It’s tentatively scheduled for today at 2:30 but I told him I just wasn’t sure I’m ready to date yet.  He’s very nice and seems to understand my situation which certainly helps.  But the crucial point is… I got asked out on a date.  Which means that my life as a woman is not categorically over after marriage.  And learning that is a HUGE success.

3. Of course I have to mention the patio… again.  But come on, that was big.  And I did it all by myself! For the most part… with a nod to the guys at Lowe’s who helped load all the blocks and sand and a big high five to my two year old sand smoother.

4. I hung two more sets of vertical blinds, completing the front side of the house with the exception of the room my brother is currently sleeping in because he likes the pull down shade because maybe, just maybe, he’s a vampire who sleeps all day.  (Just kidding about the vampire part, he’s awesome.  And totally needs a law job. Anyone got one to spare?)

So that rounds out my week.  Overall, this was a pretty big week for me and I plan on this weekend being full of a successful (fingers crossed) yard sale, possibly a girls night in tonight, and maybe even purchasing a “big boy” bed for my steadily getting bigger little boy.

And lest you think I forgot, yes, tomorrow is 9/11.  I can’t talk about it.  It’s everywhere on the news and in people’s minds.  Me not talking about it doesn’t mean I don’t care or that I’m not thinking about what was lost that day…. me not talking about it simply means I have nothing to add to the discussion other than a silent prayer and the hope that we can remember our similarities, celebrate our differences, and come together once again as a nation worth believing in.

And also? Happy Birthday, tomorrow, Alex! Enjoy your fish… 😉


8 Responses to “Single Successes”

  1. Guest
    September 10th, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    You are really doing amazing. Your heart is soaring. Great job mama. What an amazing model of strength you are to your sone

  2. Nusz Te
    September 10th, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    Awesome, girl. Love this post. You rock.

  3. Anonymous
    September 10th, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    You make me smile. I’ll send you some birthday cake you patio builder 🙂

  4. Anthony from CharismaticKid
    September 10th, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    Listen to me! Go out on that date! This doesn’t mean you have to get intimate or think about relationshippy stuff just yet. But you need to get out and get your mind off the stressful things in life!

    TAKE HIM up on it!

  5. beachmum
    September 11th, 2011 @ 1:35 am

    How was the yard sale? I’m having one soon- a lot of L’s baby stuff.
    Glad you had a good week. I didn’t kill anyone either! yay! A monumental feat considering I was almost thrown up on by a student, another student biffed me in the head with a lunchbox and I had 27 million interruptions during classtime. But I can still enjoy living indoors and the perks of hot water and paying my mortgage all because I didn’t kill anyone at work!

  6. Heather Griffitts Clark
    September 12th, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    A date!!! Everything here is awesome – but a date? That’s SUPER awesome. It doesn’t have to mean anything, but it’s a very small step in the right direction!

  7. Heather Griffitts Clark
    September 12th, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    A date!!! Everything here is awesome – but a date? That’s SUPER awesome. It doesn’t have to mean anything, but it’s a very small step in the right direction!

  8. Chunky Mama
    September 14th, 2011 @ 7:11 am

    Hi five on what sounds like a pretty decent week!
    &ope this one is going well. 🙂

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