If you've been to my house, you'll know that I'm not a very picky house keeper. You'll really know if you've come unannounced!
The truth is I have no clue how to keep a house. Oh I try, we do dishes daily, we sweep, we pick things up here and there. Once a week (sometimes longer) we vacuum, clean bathrooms(especially if people are coming over) and mop. Laundry is sporadic, usually done when someone announces they have no clean underwear. It's really sad actually, my basket of house keeping keys is empty, all but a small mail key may reside there.
I have tried to follow Flylady.net and she is great, and worked well for me until I got bored. Yes, another bad habit of mine is I get bored easy and distracted even more so. Hmmm, reminds me of a certain 13yr old I know;)
But glorious hope has arrived. The clouds have parted and the angels are singing Hallelujah (or is that just Josh). God is really good and gives you what you need when you are ready for it. Not before, or to late, right in time. Why I was not ready before I don't really know. Perhaps I would not have received it, thinking I was fine and didn't need it. Maybe we have to see our need and really feel it before it can be filled. Things to ponder for sure, but here's what's happening to me (well a part anyway more to share later).
I won a book on a blog called "Home Comforts, The Art and Science of House Keeping". My first reaction was "Yay I won something!". Then upon seeing what it was, "Oh...boring". Hahaha. But it was free so I sent in my address to receive my prize. I was shocked when it arrived. It is a huge book, like I said in a previous post, it's as big as my bible. Well actually it's bigger!
My thoughts, "This is not going to be fun." But something in me knew that it was from God. That this was some part of my training and teaching. So I began to read it and to my delight it's anything but boring! Cheryl Mendelson writes in such a great way, like you're sitting having coffee with her at her kitchen table. Her passion for keeping a house is contagious. She's not so much about the fancy decor or furniture, but the actual functioning of a home. Of which I discovered, I am completely clueless. This book is so good for me, and has come at a great time.
I will tell you more as a go along. I am only starting Chapter 2 Easing into a Routine.
Happy house keeping:)