And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

Things are not going well for the Barefoot Women just now. Both my mother and her mother have received bad news just recently. I don't want to go
into details just yet, but if anyone wants to send good thoughts or prayers
their way I would much appreciate it.

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Well, the house is getting cleaner every day, and I am managing to keep up with what I have already done. I am proud that I have been able to maintain the momentum for a whole...ummm....week! Yay! If it takes 21 days to start a new habit (that's what they say), then I only have 2 more weeks of having to think about this so hard.

I am truly amazed at how much difference such simple little changes make. I try to not go up or down the stairs without carrying something that needs to go the same direction. I make sure the dishes are in the dishwasher instead of overflowing the sink. When I see something that needs picking up or wiping up, I just do it right then instead of getting to it "in a minute" or hollering for the person who made the mess to clean it up. I am putting things away when I am done with them (and finding that things do have a place!) rather than just setting them aside to get to "later".

I am spending a lot less time on the computer because of this, and though Little Sprout still watches some TV during the day she has been watching less and less. She finds it more entertaining to follow me around and mimic me.

I like it.

I am finding that, in the chaos of life, it is soothing and steadying to have routine chores to do around the house. It keeps me grounded and focused on the things I can control instead of all the craziness going on in the world.


Fr. Peter Doodes said...

Thoughts and prayers sent.

Blessings to you all

barefoot gardener said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Your mother and her mother are getting all the good energy, vibes and thoughts that I can possibly send their way. They are both lucky to have a woman such as you in their lives.