Thursday, August 8, 2013
There is a sweet, freshness to the Vermont air. I have all the windows open. I love the sound of chirping birds, and the rushing of the river out back. Each day, I have been doing some little project around the house. Yesterday, I tidied up my dressing room. Today, I will work on the porch and rooms on the first floor, of this 14 room house. We may be having company this weekend so I want to freshen up the rooms. I will have one of my teenagers sweep the porches and do a little weeding of the front grounds.
I have been doing my homemaking in the morning, at a leisurely pace, and then spending my afternoons resting with a book or an old movie. Throughout my day, I take care of the family, especially grandbaby, who delights us all with his presence.
Amy (18) has been making most of our meals. She has been a great help, and is a wonderful mother to my little grandson. They have been our houseguests for a long time, while her husband is away. It has been a precious blessing!
I love to have a house full of people. I love to watch all the things they like to do, here at the estate. Some sit by a fire, near the tent, toasting marshmallows and chatting. Others play basketball, croquet, or toss around a football. In the late afternoon, my boys (16 and 20) can be found in one of the rooms watching a movie. Amy and I love to call the family together at the dinner hour.
My work at home, as a housewife and mother, is to provide a pleasant place of comfort for our family and guests. In order to do this, I have to keep myself pleasant and well rested, by not taking on any activities or outside projects that wear out my mind and strength. I am grateful for Mister for making this happy home possible, by his work out in the world.
From the Archives:
Taking care of our Home - Cleaning the Museum.
We need this all year round - Mothers with Christmas Courage.
Contentment, and Creating our own kind of Riches - An Elegant Home Despite Poverty.
For Home-keeping Inspiration, order my book - For The Love of Christian Homemaking.
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