Monday, November 8, 2010
Days 5,6,7,8 of Thanks
I have to admit that this weekend was "out of control busy". Mr D who is bothered by asthma has had trouble breathing well in the house. I know that the walls sweat and sometimes molds form on the surface and if I don't keep up with it, this can have a huge affect on him. We are really squeezed into our camper and moving furniture around can sometimes be an issue, so this weekend I did an all out cleaning and took everything that was washable to the laundrymat. It was a lot of curtains, blankets, mattress pads, the window quilts that need to go up, towels out of the cupboard. I had a big washing. It took only about 2 hours at the laundrymat though. That is a huge praise that I didn't have to wash and hang out all this stuff, especially since one of my clotheslines fell down a week ago and it rained today. I would be fighting with that laundry for a week.
Then I washed down walls with bleach solution and the floor and the ceiling. Well, if nothing else the house smells good now. Mr. D is breathing better and I am happier.
I thank the Lord for the ability he has given me to take care of my house. I know I often complain about cleaning, but just think if you weren't able to do it? I would be so unhappy all the time. My momma taught me how to clean and take care of the house and for that I am very grateful.
I am also thankful for the laundrymat. Whew... I'd have been in trouble this weekend without it. That job could have reasonably taken about a week to complete and I would be troubled with getting it done. Now it is all clean and put away. You may say... "well that's a silly thing to be thankful for"... but just the same I am extremely thankful.
I am thankful that I have a creative outlet. I am able to go into my little "cubby hole" of a sewing room and get creative when I need a little creative relief. Christmas is coming.
I am thankful for my sweet husband who put on my snow tires last night in the dark because it was going to snow today and tomorrow. Isn't he a sweet guy?
I am thankful for a warm home to come home to. I am thankful for a good job in a time when many do not have work. I am thankful for my coworkers who put up with me on Monday after a sleepless night because the wind was blowing hard all night long and they changed the time on me.
I am thankful for my church family with whom we ate a wonderful meal on Sunday... yea for potlucks. I'm also thankful that we have good cooks at our church :) of course I probably ate a little too much, but how can you pass up chocolate chip cookie pie and chocolate cream pie?
I think that gets me caught up. Maybe I'll get a little more serious tomorrow.
Love you guys and join up in the 30 Days of Thanks at Conny's blog