Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Not in the Mood to Keep House

Have you ever slacked in your chores? This morning I am not in the mood to do any housework. I have to really work on it. I have been ill for the past several days and haven't been able to do a lot. Because of this, I am out of my routine. I have to get my 'bearings' and get back to work. Here is what I am going to do to help set a mood for cleaning:

1. Put my hair up.
When I took home economics classes in school, we were required to put our hair up before we were allowed to do any work.

2. Put on an apron.
I made a few different aprons, so I have a choice, depending on my outfit or mood. Wearing an apron is like a housewife's uniform.

3. Put on a CD.
I listen to:

- Classical, if I want to work slowly and enjoy each task.

- Gospel, when I need the spiritual nourishment (which is most of the time).

- A Sermon, when I really need it. (A few times a week).

- or, when I really cannot seem to get motivated, which is probably this morning, I listen to....... Waylon Jennings... I love two of his songs in particular: "Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys" and "A Good hearted Woman."

I better get to work!

Mrs. White


Deanna said...

Dear Mrs. White,
Hello from HomeHaven.
So sorry you've been ill. May you get all better.
Like what you've posted here about putting hair up, etc. Good choices.
I have had many a day that I didn't want to do chores and days that I wanted to, but ill and couldn't!
God bless us wives, mommas and grannys that stay at home full time and have challenges.
I am forever making list...

Beth said...

Oh my goodness!!! I love Waylon Jennings! When I was a young girl, I was just sure I was going to grow up and marry him! My daddy just had a fit! He said, "He's a long haired old man older than me!" (But he bought me his album anyway!) Well, obviously, I didn't marry him so my dad needn't have worried!! haha!!

I do the same thing with different music to get me going. Classical, Christian, 40's and 50's music, whatever suits my mood! I love aprons, as well! I also don't feel that I can "get going" in the morning without doing something nice with my hair and putting on a tiny dab of makeup. I just don't feel as lazy or "scroungy"!
Thanks for such a nice website!