Monday, October 21, 2019

Listen While You Work: Developing Other Interests, Staying the Course, Using Negative for Good


lilaclady925 said...

Lydia, I would be very interested for you to talk about the modeling course you took. Tell us about some of the things you learned, and tips you might have for improving a woman's appearance. Donna

Dawn E. Brown said...

Lydia,Thank you so much for this video.Totally worth listening to.I hand sewed,boiled eggs,and folded laundry while listening.I was doing all this in my robe,I am now heading to get dressed,as you suggested.May God bless you richly for investing in women at home.This encouragement is needed.Warmly,Dawn E.Brown

Rachel said...

Thanks God somebody said it, and so well! It's amazing how easily women have been deceived to think their job as mothers and homemakers wasn't important when in fact it's the most crucial job in the world! And God gave it to us, isn't it wonderful?
But after so much brainwashing, we can see the results. When I see those young people in the news, pierced, and dyed and half naked, and shouting angrily because they've been lied to about what things are worthy and noble, it breaks my heart. I look at them and wonder where their mommy was ten years ago,how she came to believe a paycheck, or a career, or anything was so important as to leave those little boys and girls in front of the TV to be educated by somebody else who didn't love them and who today will probably be smiling at the success of their agenda goals.
Thanks for reminding us this is the task nobody else will do if we don't.

Lydia said...

Good morning, Lydia,
This is my favorite episode yet!! I was “amening” the parts about someone’s dreams having to be under God’s will (responsibility) Yes, Yes, Yes!!! It was a pleasure to listen to this. And for once.....haha! I was baking, sorting recipes and crafting supplies while listening. You are excellent “radio.” Thank you!

Lydia said...

Dear Lydia,

For whatever reason, blogger does not let me leave a comment there, so I’m thankful to be able to click on your email button and leave a comment this way.

“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones”(Proverbs 16:24). It is always a bright spot in my day to hear another homemaker video from you, Lydia. You are like the homemaker lifeline for all of the keepers at home. I really want to emphasize my gratitude for all you do to provide us with such great listening material.

It seems I never get tired or bored when I’m listening to your videos. They are extremely energizing and motivating to me. Some things you teach I have heard before, but we need these constant reminders since it’s so easy to fall back into bad habits.

Once again, thank you for allowing God to use you for this purpose. By the way, I got a lot done while you were speaking. Too many to mention.


Rachel said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you how much I like the pretty flowers on your door. So lovely! Did you paint them yourself? What a great idea to beautify our home corners!
I'm looking forward to seeing your home tour. What you've shown us until now is so cozy and classy at the same time.Good taste in decorating is a blessing too! :)

Gigi said...

I just adore these videos. Thank you so much for doing them for us. I am in the middle of making bone broth and homemade chicken soup (from our hens) for my children and family tonight - also making some nice-smelling Ginersnaps for an afternoon treat. I will probably begin a batch of homemade bread dough, as well. Thank you again for blessing me. Please keep doing the videos! They are a highlight for my day!

Gigi said...

Oh, yes, etiquette tips and that modeling course - yes, I'd like to hear more about that and so does my 15 year old daughter. I am looking for ways to teach her how to sit, walk gracefully, be a lady, etc. In today's world, the resources are lacking - even for grown women. I have noticed many loud women - they are everywhere! - so I have become more careful in that area for myself. It's not very ladylike to be overly loud...

Lydia said...

Great ideas ladies.

jeanannemarie said...

I finished a sewing/mending project while listening today, and also a few other things. My last child left home twelve years ago, but I still enjoy homemaking, listening, and talking about it. I have told my husband that he is the one who keeps me in a job; doing things for him and our home is my vocation. I worked part time in the evenings when my children were young and I wish that I had not. I did not realize until two of them told me recently how much they hated it. I felt a lot of pressure to have a job, as you talked about in your video today. I had a very pushy friend with a business and she really put the pressure on me to work for her. I was not very courageous or confident. One more thing, my daughter aged thirty-eight, took modeling classes in her early twenties and she learned many good things about how to conduct herself confidently. I am now having tea in a proper tea cup for my little break and then will proceed with my chores. Thank you for the encouragement.

Amelia said...

Very nice videos, every one of them. : )

The story of you with your father reminded me of Irene Dunne the famous old actress, she said some of the most wonderful years of her life was with her father on riverboats up and sown the Mississippi river. Her father was an inspector for the boats.

I too am from the waterfront, my Italian grandpa was a shrimper, he and my grandma had a fishing camp with boats they would rent. My uncle was skipper for the Taub yacht. Truly wonderful memories on the water on the vast pier watching the boats come in.

I did quite a few chores here as usual, too many to list. I have the same charm course I used with my girls btw from the last video. Modeling, I was a model when I was a little girl, as my mother would take me to the department stores in the city, and it did provide some nice basics.

Thanks again for taking the time for the videos. They are so nice.


Laura Jeanne said...

I finally figured out how I could listen to you in the kitchen. My husband has a really old cell phone that doesn't work - but it does work with wifi, so I got it started and listened to your video this morning while I cleaned up the kitchen, made a pot of chicken noodle soup for my son who is sick with a cold, and ate my lunch.

(I always keep a ziploc bag or two of used chicken bones in the freezer so I can make homemade soup whenever someone has a scratchy throat!)

This talk was a good one, thank you. I laughed when you kept saying the word "tape" instead of video - I do the same thing and I am younger than you. When I am going to make a video of something with my camera I'll say to my kids, "Go do such and such so I can tape you." And they don't know what I mean, haha.

I appreciate what you were saying about having other interests. Since I am right in the thick of homeschooling right now (including one child highschool age), I find it very difficult to carve out any time for myself. But I enjoy my work so much that I truly don't feel deprived. My grandmother used to do a lot of oil painting when her kids were at school - several of her paintings hang in my house in fact. Maybe when I am done with homeschooling I will take up something like that. And I would like to do quilting as well, but I don't have the space or time for that right now. My plan is that once enough children leave the house that we have a spare bedroom, I'm going to have a sewing room of my own!

As for ideas for future videos - I would love for you to do some videos where you share some funny or inspiring true stories, either from your own life or from the lives of others. Stories that show what determination and faith in God can do, stories of people overcoming financial difficulty and life problems, that sort of thing. Or maybe just funny stories. Sort of like a Chicken Soup for the Homemaker's Soul. :)

Lydia said...

They must think we are going to use sticky tape and tape them to a certain location.