Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I walked the property today. (Our 2 Acre, Vermont Estate). It is peaceful, quiet, and lovely. I checked on my plants and my new garden. It is pleasant to just keep house and to work on home tasks.
But behind these domestic scenes, I have obligations that I must keep up with. There are projects I agreed to do. But I am dragging myself to get them finished. I don't know why I agree to do things that wear me out and cause stress, but I do.
So tonight, I will sip on hot tea and make a long list of all the things I must do. Then each week, I will attempt to accomplish one or two until they are all completed.
Someday I will learn only to take on projects that will bring me peace and happiness, rather than make me feel overwhelmed.
Once my list is ready, the rest will be step-by-step, until it is all cleared away and finished. What a relief that will be when it is over with!
As a reward for making this list, I will sit on my front porch and enjoy a new book, early tomorrow morning. Then I will happily shine and sparkle my home. And I will listen to old sermons and Gospel Music, which is my greatest hobby of all.
Humble but Lovely- An Elegant Home Despite Poverty.
So Precious - What Sundays Used to Mean to Housewives.
What Will it Take? - Homemaking Survival.
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