So-as part of my effort to become more 'optimistic' if you will, and to focus on the positive stuff. I'm in true Carrie fashion, making a list. But this time it's not a list of 'to-do's', but a list of 'to-did's'... or something. Basically, instead of lamenting all the things I have yet to do, I'm going to celebrate all I accomplished over this past weekend.
1. I went to dinner with my husband, alone. We shared words without the background sound of a 2 & 4 year old, amongst a very uninhabited restaurant in the Pearl which used to be cool 'back in the day' but is now evidently 'played'. Regardless, it was lovely. Even though we talked about the 'loud kids' that prevent us from talking most of the time.
2. I grocery shopped.
3. I shipped a package I'd been meaning to ship.
4. I finally bought photo mailers for some pics being sent out East.
5. I laundered many loads of laundry, many.
6. I found a receipt I had been hunting for the last 3 weeks so I could return an impulse buy I later regretted.
7. I applied for a new job.
8. I unloaded all the sand from the the kids sandbox. I moved the sandbox, and re-loaded it. Oh, also I re-upholstered the cover and re-stained it for winter.
9. I had brunch with two of my best gals.
10. I spent a gift card at Anthro and only had to pay an extra $2 for my purchases. (a big win)
11. I PLANTED 15 SHRUBS. (a back ache to prove it)
12. I spent some good quality time with the kids and realized that my favorite thing about Ian right now is how he says, 'what are you doing there?' like...'whaaaa doin daaarrrre?'.
12. I swept and vacuumed the entire downstairs twice. Thanks Chip Chip..love you long time.
13. I (along with Sean) took the kids and my nephew to see 'Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs'. Despite the woman in front of us with the obnoxious guffaw, and the multiple people with Obvious H1N1 surrounding us (sniff sniff, cough cough SNEEZE), it was a good flick and the kids enjoyed it.
14. I cleaned out my purse. And that's a big deal.
15. I went through the kids clothing and pulled out the 'too smalls' and the 'too tattered's'.
16. One day I even took my vitamins, a task I put on my daily 'to do's' and never complete.
So, that's it in a nutshell. Look what I did! And I'm not even thinking about all the stuff I didn't get done. Okay, I am. But I think this was therapy enough for a week.