So in my journey as a homemaker, I run into simple pleasures that delight me. I thought maybe it would be encouraging to have them logged for those weeks that make it hard to find 10 things.
1.) My Thrift Store kitchen curtains that I just ADORE. They brightened my kitchen immensly and are so sweet looking. Didn’t hurt that they were a dollar either.
2.) My morning snuggle with Trinity on Monday. She was up early and when I asked her what she was doing up, she replied, “You’re up.” Indeed, I was, and even though it was still dark, we had a great time hanging out…just us two.
3.) The gorgeous fresh flowers on my dining table and in my room. Fresh flowers are just one of the things that make my house a home, I think. I have made a habit of budgeting them into my grocery budged each week, and I’m so glad that I have.
4.) Taking the kids to see Grandma Mary at work on her birthday. They took such great pleasure in singing to her and presenting her with their paintings and drawings for her. Trinity sang a worship song that she’s been learning in her piano/vocal lessons to her too. It was just a sweet moment, and reminded me that I am SO blessed to be a stay at home, homeschooling Mama. What a joy it is to experience days like that.
5.) Filling up my candy dish with little butterscotch candies. Just felt so sweet and old fashioned.
6.) Receiving my “Marmee’s Kitchen Primer” cookbook in the mail. Google it, lol…It’s just a darling book that has great traditional recipes, entertaining ideas, and basic kitchen knowledge. I will teach the girls out of this gem of a book.
7.) Wearing dresses and tights all week. I’ve battled with whether or not to stick to dresses, and here’s what I’ve decided. Do I think that its biblically manditory? No. I think even though there are verses in the bible about women wearing dresses, its much like eating “unclean” food, or headcovering. Jesus replaced the need for those laws. That said, I do feel much better in a dress. I’m more productive, I’m more mild tempered, and I actually present myself in a more gentle manner in general. It’s a physical reminder of the modest life I am trying to live. Do I think the verses make it necessary? No, but I do find them encouraging in my journey towards modesty in all areas of my life.
8.) White sheets. Having white sheets on the bed has made an amazing impact on how relaxed I am in my bedroom! They just feel so fresh and lovely. Yeah, they take a little more effort, (I wash them roughly every five days) but I have managed to pick up quite a few fitted and flat sheets at our local thrift store for a dollar, so I have quite a decent stash going for swappin’ sheets.
9.) History. Yeah, I said that. The kids’ history lessons right now are so fascinating, and they are learning SO much. It’s just so neat to watch them absorb it all and apply it to life. Sure, Trinity asked me if the egyptians had cell phones, but at least I know she’s hungry to learn more, lol…
10.) Family night. Wednesday night, the kids came to be and said they missed Daddy. He’s been working an outrageous number of hours, and they were just missing time with him. Daddy and I decided to declare “Family night in”. We had them all bring a blanket and pillow into our room and make a bed on the floor. We read stories, told jokes, and just had a blast with eachother for hours after Daddy returned home from work. The kids woke up refreshed and happy, and I have to admit…I slept better knowing they were closer than usual.
I feel so blessed just knowing that I could write another ten…