1. I vacuumed. Due to extraordinary extenuating circumstances, I have to borrow a vacuum from our in-laws each time the floors need attention. I wasn't scheduled to solicit the sucker for another week or so, but a certain fifth grader, who shall remain nameless, spilled the contents of a rice heating bag all over the carpet. It blended in beautifully with our amazing camouflages-everything-but-red-koolaid-carpet, but made for seriously uncomfortable barefooted walking. I'm glad to report that the grains are good and gone.
2. I packed a full two hours before we left for our roadtrip last weekend! And I actually made a list the night before so I wouldn't forget anything!! When I spent a semester abroad in college, I'd routinely pack and be ready to go to another country for the weekend on 5 minutes' notice. But it doesn't work quite so well these days, and while my personal proclivity for procrastination was inkling for indulgence, I tamed the internal tempter and planned ahead.
3. I took the second step* to overcoming my social phobia (the first step being to admit it) and went to a book club, even though I hadn't read the book! I had the time of my life. Faithful young Catholics with razor sharp intellects? I love this group.
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