Small Success: Serenity Edition

Small Success dark blue outline 800x800 Thursdays at begin with a look at the past week’s Small Successes! (Don’t you love the new logo? has some amazing artists working on these behind the scenes.)

How’s the week going for you?


Yesterday we took TheKid to his endocrinologist for his 3,000-mile checkup. Despite a wacky few weeks (hello, adolescent growth spurt that kicked off a need for extra insulin) he has a hemoglobin A1C of 5.7. That’s a FANTASTIC number in diabetes land. If he keeps it under 7, his chances of later-in-life complications is drastically reduced.

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My desk has stayed clean for another week (yay!) but I did add a piece of art. I didn’t intend to keep this on the desk when I bought it, but I do like looking at this picture. The other day when I was frustrated by some computer issues (some on my end, some not) I turned it into a meme.

She looks so calm. Wish I were.

I can’t keep this lovely matted print on my desk forever (it’s standing up thanks to a binder clip) so I’ll have to find someplace else in the house for this. Maybe the kitchen. She looks like a good Kitchen Madonna.


I learned how to make a handy-dandy FAQ page, where all the questions are on top and when you click on one, you jump to the answer, farther down on the same page. I was ridiculously excited when it worked.

god first family then notre dameI’m looking forward to tonight’s NCAA basketball game: my Fighting Irish are in the Sweet 16! I’m already dressed for the occasion and am claiming the best spot on the couch. Is this T-shirt great or what? I can even wear it to church! Priorities…

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© 2015 Barb Szyszkiewicz
Art: “The Virgin” by Joseph Stella, 1926. My copy purchased from Joslyn Art Museum. Modification mine.

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