Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Feeling Accomplished

I DID IT!! So, thinking more about everything, I think part of my problem is that I don't feel like I ever get anything DONE. So, even if I set a little goal to do something and I get it done, I feel much better. :)

Anyway, I got dinner made all by myself with a little help getting things on the table. I took pictures as proof. :) The table doesn't look pretty, but it's a complete meal (and that's the important part at this point). Maybe next time (tonight?) I can make it look prettier....we'll see how that goes. I'm feel accomplished just getting it done.

I should back up and tell you how it happened though. Boy #5 had his 4 mth check up and was asleep and or fairly content in the start of dinner. Boy #4 however was mad and tired. So, I got to hold him while I was working for a bit and then he fell asleep and I was able to lay him on the couch, so that was nice. The other kids were either watching "The Grinch" (old cartoon version, the best version :)), or helping put Christmas up. Then when Boy #5 was fussing the older kids helped with him. After I was done I said something to Mike about how I made dinner and he had said he was sorry he didn't help (what a GREAT man). I told him that it was ok and that I wanted to do it.

So, we had Chicken Popover which everyone pretty much likes. We had a side salad or carrot and celery sticks if you didn't want the salad.

Here's the table:

We'll see how dinner goes tonight. We are having Fried Rice and I don't do well when it comes to guess work, so Mike may have to step in there if he wants. No ad lib for me with seasonings...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


So, I have been thinking a lot about talents lately. I always struggle to know what/if I have any and how I can be better.

I suffer from some feelings of inadequacy (I'm sure it's just like everyone else that feels that way at some point or another). So, to make matters worse, I start doing the comparisons and mental lists of all the things I can/should do better. They are long lists which is why it doesn't help. :)

So, in order to really get myself out of this crazy rut, I've got to improve something someway, somehow. Random question with all of this... If you *think* you have a talent/nack for doing something, but someone can do it better than you does that make it so it's not a talent of your own anymore? I find that I might think I can do some thing, but realize that there are others that can and do it better than I can so how can I add that to my list?

Anyway, fun ramblings here....

So, I am looking to better myself one day at a time. If you would like to join me on this crazy journey, feel free to check back, if not, don't. :)

My first may actually be by writing more on the blog, which I'm hoping will come with the other things as well. I'm not good at making dinner. My husband is wonderful and does so much to help with dinner, to the point sometimes that I feel guilty about not doing more. So, tonight, my plan is to do it ALL. We'll see how it goes and I plan to report back as to how it happens.

Welcome to Finding my Talents...if I am working on one that is one of yours, are there secrets to the trade? Please share...
Ain't no need to watch where I'm going, just need to know where I've been.