Today I am grateful for a feeling of accomplishment (and for the good weather that made it happen).  I’ve had this table for over a year and never got around to refinishing it.  I’d get done a little repair work here, a little sanding there — but never finished.  Today I managed to get most of the painting done, and completion is now just around the corner.  Can’t wait to put it in my entryway!

That sense of achievement is so important in the monotony that is raising children.  Prepping umpteen meals, cleaning dishes, folding underwear, sweeping floors, wiping heinies — it all can get so endless.  And while I often let these little side projects eat at me (my mom gives me a hard time about taking too much on), when I can actually get one done it is such a good feeling.

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