Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - A first for me


I'm so glad it's Tuesday. I'm starting to look forward to my little "me" break every week. A chance to give myself some well deserved credit for all the little (or big) things I've accomplished in my small world. You won't be accused of bragging here. What does God say? He knows our hearts. God wants us to be happy and I believe that he delights in our daily accomplishments no matter how small. So I'll share mine and you share yours!

I'm thrilled to say that my house stayed clean for a solid week! And as I sit here tonight, it is still looking pretty good. I just started reading a book called The Momnificent Life by Lori Radun. I plan to write more about it as I get through it, but I had skipped over to the chapter about time management and boy, were there some good motivators and tips there. I'm looking forward to becoming even more Momnificent!

If you read yesterday's post, you'll see that I have started potty training Glynis. Actually I have no idea what I'm doing. I mostly just spent the day cleaning up puddles on the floor. I guess I need a Pottyificent book too. teeheehee! But I'm determined to give it a few more days before I give up. Glynis is only 23 months old so I won't kill myself or turn her into a basket case trying to get it done.

The big thing that I'm proud about this week is that I spoke at my Grandfather's funeral last Tuesday. It's something I've never done before and I was scared out of my mind. In fact, I've never really spoken at all in front of a large group so this was pretty big for me. One of my blog friends said that public speaking isn't really that hard when you are very familiar with the topic and I guess she was right. I loved my Grandfather and once I was up there in front of my family, it just flowed out.

Well that's it for me. What outstanding accomplishment can you toot about? After you've written your post on your blog, sign up that link on Mister Linky and/or leave your toots as a comment below. Remember to use the cute little Tooty button from the sidebar in your post. I can't wait to read your toots! Let's stick together!


10 comments:

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Virginia, huh?

Okay! I've got my map all done... and I'm hopping in the car now! Be ready for me! (I wish!)

{{ding dong}}

"It's me! ERICA!!!"

=0)

kidjuggler said...

Sorry I missed last week!! I hope potty training continues to go well! I have yet to attempt it with Belly (21 months old) although she really wants to do what big sissie does, she just doesn't get it yet.
Public speaking??? There is something that I will never do! Good job on facing your fears!
~Alycia

He And Me + 3 said...

I have a huge fear of public speaking...Good for you that you were able to get up there & speak with such love and passion for your grandfather. I am sure you blessed alot of people.

Mrs.X said...

Good luck on the potty training. I am starting with my 21 month old but nothing serious yet. Just letting him walk around the house naked and taking him to the potty on a regular basis. He can say pee and poop and I figured since he can tell me he has gone in his diaper it is time to start introducing him to the potty.

I am sorry about the loss of your Grandfather. You should be very proud of yourself for speaking at his funeral. Public speaking is definetly not easy.

Oh I am having a little bit of issues with my button this week (it wont link back to your page). I will keep trying to figure it out some how.

Have a great week and I look forward to next week :o)

Beth E. said...

No, we don't groom our dog ourselves...we only tried that ONCE and the results were horrible! LOL

Ace said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by and the heads up about tooting my own horn! I'm listed now! And I'll be back next week!

Blessed2Serve said...

Isn't God amazing? He loves us so much. Many times, even when we don't feel prepared or adequate for a task, He has already gone before us and paved the way with His favor. Keep pressing in... He'll get you through the potty training, too. ;-)

PS - Are you flying through Honolulu next month???

Barbara H. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday!

Speaking in front of people isn't my favorite thing, but I've found that once I get started it's ok. It's the time leading up to it that nearly kills me. :-)

Blessed2Serve said...

Celebrating my 100th post today! Woohoo! Stop by if you have a chance. ;-)

Yaya said...

I have to say that the good thing about this crazy adoption process is that my house stays pretty clean!