That is my new motto, or mantra. I keep repeating it to myself in the hopes that I will come to really take it to heart. Fully embrace the meaning, a little at a time. Not all at once. I remember my mother used to try and teach me patience, she didn't have much success with that one. I have asked God to give me patience, and give it to me right now! So as you may have guessed, it is something that I have to work on, but I am trying, a little at a time. In many aspects of my life. I am a work in progress.
So a while ago I wrote that I needed to loose some weight and get in better shape. I'm working on it, but the going is slow. But I'm getting there. Little by little. I have lost about 10 pounds in the last seven weeks. (9 1/2 to be precise, but 10 sounds so much better!) Each little drop the scales show is a success and I try to see it as such. Being me, I want it all at once but I know that it doesn't happen that way. I hang colored paperclips above my computer at work, one for each pound lost to remind me of how far I've come now how far I need to go. A visual reminder of my little successes. Week by week I've been plugging along and then the most amazing thing happened this week-people began to notice. At dance class one of the mom's asked me if I'd lost weight! I replied that yes, I'd lost a little and she said that it showed, two other moms concurred. Then at work someone stopped me and asked if I was dieting because it looked like I was loosing weight. I said yes and she said that it looked like I was going to have to buy some new clothes soon as mine were too big. I'll take that! And I'll keep plugging along too!
The weekend also brought some other small successes. I began work in earnest in the basement. Jim and I had a frank conversation about what we were going to use the 'little room' (Timmy's old bedroom) for and he was adamantly opposed to putting a bed in there. Why? It's against the law! I can't even begin to try and figure him out any more, but I decided it wasn't worth fighting him over. So we decided to use it as a playroom for Bella. I painted the ceiling white and all the trim white and got 2 coats of pink paint on the walls. There is one casement window in there and below the window we put this:
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