Small Success Thursday: Easter Vacation Edition

It’s Thursday! That means it’s time to join up with the rest of the CatholicMoms and celebrate some Small Successes.

Small-Success-Thursday-400pxThis week’s Small Success Thursday linkup at is titled “Time Well Wasted.” That’s also the title of an album I enjoy by the Freddy Jones Band. My favorite track is Take the Time. It’s good stuff. Take the time to listen!

And on to the Small Successes:


It’s Easter vacation, so everybody’s home (including Hubs) and I am trying very hard to just go with the flow here. Sometimes that means I get to be a little bit lazy too. That part is easy. Other times it means I try to say “yes” to those last-minute schedule changes that everyone else in the house come up with. My first response is still usually “no” but if I have 15 minutes to think about it, I can generally get to “yes.”


Easter Sunday Mass was a wonderful celebration. We had so many people show up for the folk group that we ran out of chairs for everyone in the choir area. That’s the best problem to have! We sang our hearts out. We celebrated. After both the prelude (“Tell It Out”) and the responsorial psalm (“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad”) a little kid somewhere in church yelled, “YAY!” It was sweet, and I think it broke the ice a little bit. Mass  was super-crowded, with plenty of kids, and everyone was there in their Easter best and probably feeling a bit stiff. That kid gave everyone a chance to chuckle and relax a little, and there was plenty of smiling and people joining in the singing. And that’s what it’s all about:  sing once, pray twice.

After Mass there was plenty of joking among the folk group members that we should hire that child to come to our Mass every Sunday and cheer for us.


I’ve been cooking, which I love to do! Here are the latest recipes I’ve gotten up on the cooking blog:

Beef Fajitas beef fajitas



Granmas rollsGranma’s Rolls



Easter ham and cheese bakeEaster Ham & Cheese Bake




Enjoy! And Happy Easter!

6 thoughts on “Small Success Thursday: Easter Vacation Edition

  1. Barb, I’ve never heard of the Freddy Jones Band – are they like an indie group? I’m a HUGE fan of music and as I’m listening to this song, it just doesn’t sound familiar. I listen to all sorts of genres of music, and I’m not sure which genre they fit into! 🙂 BTW, thanks for your helpful comments on the CWG FB page. I am not ashamed or embarrassed to admit that I am completely clueless about the blogosphere or about writing in general. I am hoping that, once people get to know me better (be it in the virtual or real world), they will realize that I truly do want to help others in their own personal endeavors, supporting them and encouraging them along the way. There’s just a restlessness I feel that the Holy Spirit keeps nudging me to write more publicly, but I have no clue how to go about even beginning the process. BTW I love your cooking blog, too. I am thinking I will have to do the egg & ham bake this weekend! YUM

  2. Hi Jeanne–I don’t know if they’re “indie”–they call themselves “roots rock.” I don’t even remember how I heard of them; it’s been about 4 years. They rarely get radio play, which is unfortunate because they really are good.
    Just remember, a small reach is better than no reach and it takes a long time to build up a big reach. (That said, I don’t have a big reach!) It will grow over time.
    And thank you for the compliments on my cooking blog. It’s a combination “place to store my recipes” and “way to share recipes with others including the diabetic community.”

      • I don’t know what the term means exactly, but I do enjoy the song. I bought their album–it’s great to listen to in the car.

  3. Thanks for the intro to Freddie Jones, hadn’t heard of them before. Enjoying it. Sounds like you had a great week too!

  4. Yay for relaxing—you weren’t being lazy! 😉 I bet the folk singing was super fun! My little ones were all jamming out to the Freddie Jones music. It was too cute. Have a great week!

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