Guarding and guiding the home entails more than meets the eye. Though I had a long list of things that needed to be done, not one task on that list was accomplished. There were many other things that took precedence. When someone asks you what you do all day, it is not always easy to tell them. If you wrote down every thing you do, it would be easier to see where the day went.
For example, today I hung out the towels, made the bed, prepared a hot breakfast, went to the post office, grocery store and cleaned up the porch, checked the mail and processed it, sorted a box of papers, prepared for a Bible class, cooked dinner and cleaned the kitchen.
Sometimes people judge the homemaker by how many areas in a house are in good order, because they fail to take in to account the other things she does they do not see. No one notices that the laundry is caught up and no one counts the trip to the grocery store as part of her homemaking. No one sees the time spent to pay the bills and get them in the mailbox at the end of the road. No one notices the time spent writing a letter or sending a sympathy card. No one sees behind the closed coat closet that it has been organized, and cleaning out a desk is never noticed. Mending a tablecloth or sewing a button on a shirt so not as noticeable as a room cleaned up, but these things are all part of making things work better.
Another thing that happened during my homemaking day is the arrival of this pink doll pumpkin. That is a little squash next to it. Someone who knew I wanted the pink doll pumpkin left it on the table outside.
While I was doing the household shopping I found this delightful embroidery transfer. I thought it would be enjoyable to have a dish towel for each day of the week, as part of teaching a younger woman, and also for the collection in her trunk. These transfers cost $1.59 at Hobby Lobby.
Even though the day is ending here, I still have some things I need to do before retiring, because I do not want to see the mess in the morning.