1. I am winning the war against the Japanese beetles that have invaded my yard, and I'm trying mightily to avoid the Sevin. Handpicking is working well and if you see me wandering in my yard with my red Solo cup full of suds, know it's not ale or even root beer but just soapy beetlejuice. I go outside a couple of times a day and hit all their favorite spots - the raspberries, the pussywillows, the crepe myrtle, the astilbes, the zinnias (oh, my poor zinnias). Every day there are fewer beetles. I am winning. (As this post is supposed to be about successes we will not discuss the groundhog who is actually living in my vegetable garden.)
2. I am making slow but steady progress in cleaning out and organizing all of the drawers and cupboards in my kitchen. Today we even tackled one of the drawers which could be considered a minor Junk Drawer with all of its doodads and thingamabobs that you don't know what to do with because even though you have no idea what they actually are they Look Important so you can't throw them out. I also discarded oodles of old syringes found in said drawer (fear not - they're oral syringes).
3. My daughters went outside to play and left me inside with all of the taffy they made and I didn't eat it all.