Oh, what could be better than to learn what you'll be playing for this month AND be assigned something so easy, so small that it could easily be called, "Today's Teensy Thing?" See, your Monday is lookin good already!
So let's start with the big daddy of prizes, the one for the Most Points earned.
- Do What You Wanna Do
- If You Can't Lose It, Decorate It
- Maternity Clothing Resentment
- Prenatal Visit Trauma
- The Lactation Fairy Cometh
- Momisms (To The William Tell Overture)
- Aging Gracefully (Sort Of)
- The Journey (The Botox Song)
- Prize Inside
- Don't Breathe
Oh, yeah. This is a signed copy! (Thanks to my friend Priscilla, I am only one degree away from actually knowing Anita.) Have you seen her on youtube?
I will throw in a copy of:
In just 10 minutes a day, this journal will guide you through purposeful prayer for the things that are important, such your family, your husband, and your world. I love Lisa's personal style and her unabashed love for Jesus. Her ministry to moms is amazing, maybe because she is so real.
Our Random Drawing Winner will receive:
I had the pleasure of meeting Kathy and her friend Ellie Lofaro after a taping of Life Today with James Robison. Over a plate of nachos at Chili's (I was definitely the odd person at the table, feeling very un-famous and very ordinary) Kathy and Ellie's warmth pulled me right in. I will introduce you to Ellie next month, but for now....this book will be something to savor for the winner.
Today's Small Thing takes a tiny but mighty stab at chaos.
I find that chaos breeds more chaos. When things get beyond my control, they REALLY get beyond my control and I'm not just being redundant. There are many Monday mornings I wake up and just don't even know where to start. And then begins a spiral of defeat: because my kitchen is messy I can't do the laundry. Because the laundry is piled in every room, I can't clean. And since I can't clean, I can't do anything fun. And since I can't do anything fun, I'm depressed.
Here's where you'll start today: Simply straighten and organize your kitchen linens. That's the fancy name for dishtowels, wash rags and pot holders. (You could throw place mats and table cloths into that category, too, if you're so inclined.) I have mine in a couple of drawers and they tend to get jumbled up throughout the week. My pot holders have some pizza cheese on them and need to be washed. I'll bet I could throw a couple of those worthless pads away. Why do I hang on to them?? I'm out of clean dishtowels and dish cloths so I'll wash them and fold them neatly away.
I may not get LOADS of laundry done today, but that's ok. I only have to work on my kitchen linens to feel I've accomplished something important. This task may just lead to other things but I won't worry about that because I've defeated chaos in ONE WHOLE AREA OF MY LIFE! Who cares if it's just a tiny one?
POINTS: 40 for working on your kitchen towels and pot holders today. Just straighten them up, if that's all they need. Open and close your drawers as many times as you like to gaze at the beauty of organization!
BONUS: 20 As long as you're at it, why not straighten your stored tablecloths and place mats, too?
That's a lotta points for something so teensy!