Small Success Thursday: Chocolate Cravings


Small Success Thursday

I started to hyperventilate when I realized one of my daughters starts school in 22 days. I am not ready. I love summer. I subscribe to the child like theory that summer ought to last from Memorial day to Labor day, and school should end with the former, and start after the later. So it’s shocking to see three weeks stand between me and the grind of a set schedule. There are books to read, math projects to finish, posters and projects to manage. Uniforms and shoes and whatnot loom.

So hopefully next week, I’ll get to some of them.

But this week I:

1) Helped my son find a volunteer job (it is real work).
2) Read a book (Chocolate Chocolate) about a store that sells its own confections, which made me want desperately to go purchase some right away.
3) Took four children to confession.
4) Took six children to the park.
5) Worked on some hard paperwork.
6) Spent some one on one time with my children
7) Restarted doing a regular consistent Rosary. It’s still hard.

Now, it’s your turn!

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Copyright 2012 Sherry Antonetti


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Sherry Antonetti is a mother of ten children, published author of The Book of Helen and a freelance writer of humor and family life columns. You can read additional pieces from her blog,


  1. Sherry — looks like you had a great week! The first half of my past week was spent wrapping up our family vacation to the Beach to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. I count the wonderful time we all had as one of my biggest successes of the summer.

    In work news, I’ve been untangling some messy computer issues and am coming up with a few permanent solutions that will still require a great deal of work, but which will help me hopefully be more efficient.

    In my faith life, last week was a wonderful treat: daily mass with my Dad and sister. Returning home and missing that start to my day has been the opposite of a “success” and has reminded me that I need to reprioritize daily mass once the school year begins.

  2. Tina Gregory on

    1. I ate very healthy foods today
    2. I kept my mouth shut when I really REALLY needed to
    3. I had a nice chat with Jesus 🙂

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