I cleaned and organized kitchen drawers and cabinets! I apologize if it’s not as exciting as you had hoped. It was truly exciting to me. As a working mom, what is behind doors and cabinets is often the first thing to go/give when things get hectic. I tend to focus my time and energies (what little of both I have) to cleaning what is visible – to keep some sense of order AND just in case someone drops by! I’ve been itching to get some semblance of order back in my life, and for me, it all begins with closets, drawers and cabinets!
As a teacher, I feel blessed to live the best of both worlds. I get the paycheck and adult connection of a working woman. Then, I get holidays and summers to be a “stay at home” mom. I love that time, because my house stays so much more tidy. I get to play with my children, and give them some one- on- one time. I can enjoy my coffee and bible in the morning. I can bake homemade cookies and chocolate chip pancakes for the kids for breakfast. It is the best of both worlds!
Besides getting my house in order this summer, I hope to get my “spiritual” house in order as well. I want to live more simply and spend more time delighting in God’s beautiful creations. I want to be more faithful to prayer and bible reading time. I want to attend weekday mass & adoration more often and bring my children along. Maybe I can slip in the Angelus at noon and develop a new “prayer habit” with them. I realize how quickly the kids’ formative years are slipping away from me. My time for influence is surely limited. I want to make good use of the time I have left!
May God Bless you and yours this summer with a keen awareness of His loving presence – everywhere you go! Enjoy!