Thursday, January 12, 2012

Small Successes

It's been a while since I shared my itty bitty successes but I need to start getting into it again.  Helps me remember that I am getting stuff accomplished and it motivates me to accomplish stuff :)  So to join Sherry here's what I did this week -

1. I tried a new recipe which included a new technique this week.  And it came out pretty well.  It's apple-cinnamon baked oatmeal and includes soaked oats and nuts.  I think when I make it again it needs more and/or bigger pieces of apple.  And maybe more cinnamon.  I found it almost a little bland.  But everyone liked it so it's a keeper.

2. We got the new bookcase set up so we could put out the picture books :)  I have been having major guild over our book collection because most of it has been sitting in boxes and therefore not being enjoyed as it should be due to space limitations.  But now it's out.  At least what of it is here, there are still two boxes at my parents house waiting for us to bring them back on our next visit.  I'm so excited to have it set up finally.  They're alphabetize by author, except for a few "special collections" - holiday books, collections (poetry, Mother Goose, etc.), books about Maine, stuff like that.  Yes, we have a collection of books about Maine - the WeatherMan has a cousin in Maine who sends beautiful books for the boys every year for Christmas.  I am loving this new organization and can't wait to get the rest of the books in.  Good heavens, did I really just say I want to bring more stuff in here?  There must be something wrong with me ;-) 

3. Both boys napped today.  At.The.Same.Time.  It's a major miracle.  Alright, so it's not really my accomplishment but I set it all in motion right?  Got them settled and whatnot, right?  Hey, I'll take what I can get :)


Swanski said...

The book case is great!! I love displaying books and I think I have a book case in almost every room :)

Sarah said...

I love the bookshelf and that it is in alphabetical order. The librarian in me loves that!! The oatmeal looks delicious!

Emily said...

Both boys napping at the same time is a MAJOR accomplishment! Good job! :)

The baked oatmeal looks delicious. And yay! So glad the books are out for enjoyment.

munchesmom said...

That bookshelf looks great! I love the divided sections of the shelf.