Even though I know I don't "have it altogether" (and if I did, I would forget where I put it) there are certain things that fool me. There are certain things that make me very happy and tease me with an illusion that I have this whole homemaking thing figured out.
These things make me smile and teasingly whisper "you are a great homemaker" in my ear. When these things happen, they just make me want to dance around the house singing, content with my role as a homemaker and feeling like "I got this! I have arrived!" They are:
- Vegetables in the vegetable drawer of my fridge
- Fruit in my fruit drawer
- A sparkling clean bathroom
- An empty laundry basket
- Dinner cooking in the crockpot
- Clean hair (o.k., I have no idea why....it just makes me feel better)
- Crossing something off my to-do list
- Buying something on sale
- Using a coupon to buy something
- An empty sink
- Walking into a clean kitchen
- An abundance of clean socks and clean towels for my family
Somehow, these things have the power to lift me up. I walk into a clean kitchen and I am happy every morning. I don't have to start out my day already behind.
When I buy something on sale, or use a coupon, I am saving money and that is a good thing. If my fruit and vegie drawers are full, that means that I can feed my family some healthy foods and I don't need to go shopping for awhile.
I love having dinner cooking in the crockpot. It's just so nice to have dinner preparations already under way. It makes you feel so, well, organized and efficient! Like a "real" homemaker!
Isn't it funny how the little things, small as they are, can just mean so much in the running of our home? An empty laundry basket, a clean bathroom, there are just some things, for some people, that make them feel good. Ya know?
I am not going to try and explain why these things make me happy. I have no idea why. I think it's because as little as they are, they mean something. They mean, for one moment, in one area, I have accomplished something.
It may not stay acomplished, and I may have to do it again tomorrow, but I have reached a goal. It may be a small goal, but I have reached it in my desire to love and serve my family. And for that, I'm happy.
I wish I could say that I am starting my day with all of this under control. But I'm not. But you know, it really doesn't matter. Because my hair is clean, I've got some fruit and vegies on hand and a few million pairs of socks available and you know what? I got this!