Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday meme! Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). My point with each Monday post is, what are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing?
It can be an attitude or an action. Motivation, our attitude, baking, encouraging our husband or children (if we have either one), organization, cleaning, saving money....the opportunities are endless.
I don't want to make my home sing this week. Does that surprise you? Well, it surprises me too. I am just not feeling it.
It's hot, I am tired, and once again I am behind on my laundry, my kitchen is a mess, my living room is a mess, my bathroom, etc. and honestly, I just don't want to deal with it.
This is what happens when I get busy during the week and I don't keep up with my daily cleaning routines. Then I have to get busy some more because I know I have to dig myself out.
Did I mention that I get grumpy when I have to dig myself out? Did I mention that I don't want to dig myself out?
This is why I try not to let things fall apart around here to much. Because when things get messy, I get crabby. When mom is crabby, it just puts a damper on things.
When mom gets crabby, sometimes it just seems to send a message that she isn't happy with making a home. Nobody is going to stop and think, "Oh, she's unhappy with the mess." Instead they might think "Oh, she's unhappy with me."
By the way, did I mention that sometimes I have a bit of a martyr complex? That I would much rather clean and pick up and complain than ask for help? Did I mention that? Did I mention that sometimes I like to moan and feel sorry for myself and have a little "pity party" instead of asking for help?
Did I mention that I can get annoyed with my family for not doing something that I haven't asked them to do? Did I mention that sometimes I put expectations on my family but I don't have the same expectations for myself? Did I mention that? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Lest you think that my family has made a huge mess around here, I am sad to report that much of it is mine. In fact yesterday my hubby cleaned up the entry hall (without me knowing) of stuff I unloaded a couple of days ago and I never put away, bless him! Did I tell you that I didn't even notice until today, so I didn't thank him till today? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Nobody knows I'm getting grumpy, because they haven't seen it yet. So, for me, the best way to make my home sing is to spend some time in prayer with my Lord. Thanking Him for my family, thanking Him for my home, mess and all. Thanking Him for the opportunity to love and serve Him by loving and serving my family.
Then, it's time to get back to making my home sing!
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