Godly Homemaking wisdom for a peaceful and joyous home life. . ..
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From "On The Banks of Plum Creek"
"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."
This is such a cozy time of year. The landscape in Vermont is completely white. We often see thick snowflakes gently falling to the ground. It is like a Norman Rockwell painting.
I am indoors this early morning, planning my housekeeping. I will do dishes, wash the kitchen floor and vacuum. Before I start working, I will open the blinds, and turn on a dim lamp. I will be able to see the sun rise while I work.
Homemakers often do a lot of extra baking in the winter. This warms up the house and delights the family with fresh treats. I will bake muffins and brownies today.
I have laundry to do, and some organizing. I will put the wet laundry on a wooden rack, to dry near the heater. Then I will have some hot tea in a pretty cup, and sit by the hearth for a little time of rest.
We will have a nice lunch this afternoon. I plan to make a pasta dish with garlic bread and salad. Then I will enjoy some reading, and perhaps a little television, before it is time to begin the evening meal.
May your Winter Homemaking create lovely memories for your family.
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.