Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Favorite finds

In no particular order, here are some of my favorite personal finds that I discovered in 2011.  Oh, and no, I didn't get paid for any of these...I only wish!

1. Goodbelly - In the last several weeks of December, my household suffered from bronchitis, strep, and some other unknown cold/fever nasty thing that went undiagnosed.  Me, who usually gets it worst and last because I'm so exhausted and run down taking care of everyone else, did not get sick at all.  This has never ever happened in the my personal history of parenthood.  I kept waiting for it and it never came.

Was it a miracle?  Was it because I've been working out every day and eating a meticulously healthy diet with zero stress?  Ha ha ha...that's so funny.  Not!  It was holiday season, remember? 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

My "small" holiday gratitude list

Now, of course I’m thankful for my family and friends and sooooooooooooooooo much more this holiday season, but since this is my “small stuff” blog, this Top 10 list is all about the smaller things that might not be so obvious.   

1. My messy home - I've recently had a profound epiphany that a messy home with children is directly relational to their well-being.  If they are sick or sad or overly scheduled, then the rooms are tidy and barely disheveled.  When they are healthy and happy and free of too many obligations, they are more creative, silly, exuberant, and playful.  Translation = messy.