This weeks focus in our home is on making a visible difference in the home.
As you can see to the left of this post, I have already planned this week's meals. Half of my job is done for me because I don't have to sit around and think about "What's for Dinner?" Now, all I have to do is check my menu, lay out what I need a few hours or days ahead of time, and follow my menu.
Defining "Making a Visible Difference":
Has your husband ever come home from work and asked you, "What did you do all day?" In other words, the house is a mess and even though you have ran around doing this and that like a chicken with your head cut off, nothing "appears" to have changed. He can't tell that you have done anything. He is not trying to be inconsiderate or cruel, he is simply communicating to you that he cannot see any visible difference in the home. These "visible differences" are not only nice for him, but they are nice for you because you are creating peaceful surroundings that will help you and him to RELAX. You will look around and smile, instead of looking around and frowning, or worse panicking.
You must remember, however, that it is practically impossible to do everything in one day, maybe even one week, and if you suffer from any health issues it will take even longer. But don't be discouraged, take it one surface at a time.
Another thing to consider, especially if you homeschool or have small children, is that your time for cleaning may be severely limited due to the needs of your dear sweet children. They need your time, as well as your supervision (esp. for young ones and homeschoolers). You cannot plan for that messy diaper that required that your baby have a bath right then and there, but you can't ignore it either. Your child that is still potty training also needs to be reminded (and supervised) to use bathroom.
My venture tomorrow will start with the dishes.
- I will load and run the dishwasher, and then wash all the stragglers.
- I hope to clear and wipe down at least one countertop in the kitchen.
- Clear and dust one flat surface in the living room.
- I also plan to wash all the church clothes, a load of whites, and a load of my dresses.
- I may try to venture into one of my bathrooms and clean a mirror or countertop, but that depends on if the other tasks are completed.
And I leave you with this scripture verse:
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13
Have a Wonderfully Blessed Day!!!