It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that.
1) I was able to get to the dentist for my biannual teeth cleaning. This is a mixed success. I don’t particularly enjoy going to the dentist.
2) I finally found out how to boil tomatoes into the right consistency for spaghetti sauce. Now I need to work on the spices. One batch had to be tossed for being extremely oversalted. I should have known better than to follow a recipe asking for 1/2 c salt! The second batch fared slightly better– only it was oversugared.
3) In the realm of practicing-what-we-preach, we’ve been trying lately to instill in our children the virtue of contentment, as in, be content with the things you have rather than constantly want more more more. This has had an impact on us as well. Haus Meister and I talked over some dream houses last night, to the point that our perfectly fine little house was showing all its imperfections, but then we came to the conclusion separately that we really are just fine here. He thought of it while mowing the lawn. I thought of it while sweeping the floor. This is our house. I am Queen here. And it is good. So after school is over today, I’m going to browse paint swatches. 😉