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Tuesday, 3/19 Little Successes

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hi Everyone,

I'm feeling a lot better today than I have in many days and that has freed me up to realize that I've been doing a lot of things correctly. This has been in a lot of categories and for me to have that kind of experience has been way down the road. I will give thanks to whom it is due--and that is the result of a lot of recent prayers.

It starts with a trip we made to the grocery store yesterday. I was a bit hungry, which I know is a major mistake--but we went when we went. They were baking in the bakery department and I felt a need for something rich and yummy and chocolate. However, I got to thinking about the fact that we are often thirsty and interpret that as hunger. I decided to treat myself--so I bought a small bag of red grapes and they were SO-OO good. I was happy with my choice and am calling it a success.

We baked pork for dinner last night and my daughter really wanted dressing. I decided that I would prepare fresh veggies and those were pretty well cleaned up from the table. I didn't have dressing, but I had corn and fresh veggies--another good choice for me to make.

I also did my best to help my daughter as she got out of a relationship that I haven't cared much for since she got in it. I have stayed out of it because it wasn't my place to critique her choices like that, although I let her know that I trust her and support her and am here for her. Today, she got into a second serious argument with this guy who I saw as being possessive and controlling, and she came to me for support as she broke it off. She was upset and sad, but it was a good choice from a young woman strong enough to realize that this relationship wasn't what was best for her. I am proud for her for making this decision when it would have been easier to stick with this guy who didn't make this break-up easy. I am glad that she came to me to talk about it and enlist my help. She had to trust me with her most private and personal feelings and I am honored that she felt that she could do that.

I have been a pretty busy homemaker this week and am in the middle of cleaning out all of the kitchen cabinets and shelves. Tomorrow, I will put fresh contact paper down on the lower shelves with the help of one of my sons. if i can get the upper ones done as well, that would be great, but I am aware of my speed in such tasks. I wanted to spend some time on getting some spring cleaning started before I return to work next week. I expect to have Megan's afghan finished tomorrow as well.

It's been good to be in control of my time and to be able to get past some big ticket pain issues to do some chores around my house. I don't always get these opportunities. Tomorrow, I have a doctor's appointment, physical therapy, and we have our Lenten book study at church to keep us more than busy. Marissa has just about caught up all of the school work she missed after her week in Dallas. Mitchell called me from Chicago to let me know they landed back in the Midwest after their week in San Francisco. My baby birds will all be back in the nest in the next couple of days and then, this mama bird will be at peace.

Life is good.
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia
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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/24/2013 7:09PM

    It's great to see you doing so well on so many fronts. Making good choices and getting a lot done.

My son is in a relationship that I'm not sure is good for him so I can relate. You are fortunate that your daughter is so sensible and she is that you are there for her. You have raised her well.

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DETERMINEDJANET 3/20/2013 12:25AM

    Great choices!!!!

Glad you were there for your daughter during a difficult time.

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 3/20/2013 12:16AM

    You do good on the choices for food. I hope that you will post pictures of your afghan it must be beautiful.
Hope you have a great day tomorrow.
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CANDYCANE2B 3/19/2013 11:43PM

    Look at all you've accomplished, Sylvia! I'm glad your son could help you out though! Isn't it rewarding when our children come to us for help in their life's struggles and decisions?!!! My dd is letting me plan her wedding and I'm very careful to listen to her small talk because she gives me hints at what she wants and doesn't want without even telling me so!!! We get to nurture our children and in turn they trust us!

I can't wait for you to post pics (I hope) of your afghan! It's beautiful I know!!!

Let us know how your Dr appt turns out too!!!!

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LINEBACKER1968 3/19/2013 11:35PM

    Great Job on your food choices. I think you showed even greater wisdom in how you handled things with your daughter. Most parents lack that kind of wisdom. Now she knows this guy is not the best for her because she saw it herself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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