"After Laura and Mary had washed and wiped the dishes, swept the floor, made their bed, and dusted, they settled down with their books. But the house was so cozy and pretty that Laura kept looking up at it."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
Human Frailty of the Godly Soul
"The life of Luther might suffice to give a thousand instances, and he was by no means of the weaker sort. His great spirit was often in the seventh heaven of exultation, and as frequently on the borders of despair. His very deathbed was not free from tempests, and he sobbed himself into his last sleep like a greatly wearied child."
"As for her, like most women, she had but one ambition. To be a good wife and a good mother, and to be beloved by her husband and children, was all she asked. [She was] a busy, affectionate, cheerful little housewife, whose voice would never be heard in the streets, but whose memory would always live in a few faithful hearts."
I am getting ready to relax for the weekend. It has been a tiring, action-packed week. I find myself constantly fighting the temptation to do too much. I crave a simple, slow-paced life. This is why I love to rest on the weekends. Life slows down. I enjoy home. I do not work - other than basic housekeeping. Any worldly ideas, plans, thoughts-of-shopping, fade into the background. Life, on these serene weekends, are a time of refreshment.
One of my favorite things to do, is walk our property in the early morning. We have a waterfall and rushing river, which runs the back of the grounds. I love to just stare at this beauty of nature. I don't have to "think" or fix anything. All my worries are gone and I can pray and thank God for all He does for me.
This property is my retreat from the world and I strive to keep it that way as much as possible.
It's time to slow down... Finish the shopping and errands. . . Pick some flowers... and stroll back to the Home Estate where joy and peace and happiness await you.... May it be so...
I am the mother of five home-schooled children, ages 15 and up, and a Grandmother of 2. I have been married for almost a quarter of a century.
I am a writer, reviewer, who loves fashion, sewing,
reading, fitness and cleaning.
We live in an 1800's house in rural Vermont.