Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Listen While You Work: Giving the Home Dignity by the Way You Dress, Turning Grungy Jobs into Something Greater, Answering Personal Questions About Money






The Pride of Dijon, 1879 by William John Hennessy

12 comments:

Dianne said...

Hello Mrs Sherman Thank you for these talks. I always feel as if you give me permission to enjoy my home and just being a woman, to be free of the pressures without that try to push us into the world's ever changing modes. You always bring me peace. Thank you for such practical advice such as, we don't always need to be explaining ourselves as homemakers. God bless you.

Lydia said...

Dear Lydia,
I love, love, love these housewife radio messages. I only wish they could come daily, but I realize you need to get your Homemaking done too, lol.😀
I really can relate to always keeping an ear open to our children . Whenever it’s too quiet, something is going on that needs attention. I remember my youngest daughter going down for a nap; I realized things were too quiet, as she usually sang before she dozed off. Sure enough... I walked in on a little girl whose face was completely covered with white zinc oxide paste we used for diaper rash!! What a sight!
Also, you are right on about the dollar store and Goodwill... no home in America never need be dull or unattractive anymore. It’s now very affordable for us.
I’m already looking forward to your next talk with us, Lydia. Thank you so very much!!
Blessings,
Holly

Willow said...

Thank you for another insightful video! I wonder if you might consider making a video about how to remain calm and unflustered when having company for Christmas meals etc. I spend a lot of time on my own in my home (and I'm perfectly happy with my own company for the most part!), but I can feel overwhelmed when faced with the prospect of cooking for a whole bunch of visitors! Will they like my food? Will they feel comfortable staying in my home? etc. Sometimes my anxiety spoils what should be a pleasant family occasion! Have a blessed day Lydia.

Aliyah said...

Great tips Mrs. Sherman. It is so important to be a good example for our children as homemakers. Have a nice weekend.😀

Laura Jeanne said...

Thank you as always for all this great advice.

I listened to the first half of this talk while I made chicken and rice soup for lunch - thanks for keeping me company while I removed all the meat from the bones, I hate that job! And I listened to the second half while I made spaghetti for supper last night.

I always agree with all of your advice in principle, but one thing I struggle with implementing in my own life is having a nice appearance, at least in winter. In the summer I wear long skirts and pretty tops and I feel generally good about my appearance. But in winter our old farmhouse is COLD and I resort to wearing jeans and plaid shirts, with several layers underneath that. I haven't yet figured out how to dress femininely and be really warm at the same time - at least, not without spending a lot of money on a whole new wardrobe. Add to that, I unfortunately gained about 10 pounds over the fall somehow, and I am really not feeling positive about my appearance lately. Any specific tips you can give on making ourselves more pretty, especially in winter, would be greatly appreciated.

Lydia said...

Glad you asked that. It gives me something to address in my next video

Lydia said...

Great subject for my next video.

Gigi said...

Laura Jean, if I may respond to your comment --- as I believe we both live in Ontario ... I have a fleece lined skirt that is amazing ... it is so warm and versatile. Dress it up with a nice cardigan and a pretty blouse and you are good for anything. I actually find dressing in winter easier as I find it challenging to find decent tops to wear with my skirts in the summer months. In our colder months, I can easily layer shirts with cardigans and sweaters. It is warm and cozy.

Dianne said...

I am similar to Miss Willow regarding experiencing anxiety when I need to cook for many people. It is very difficult for me to remain calm with so much to do; to coordinate everything while at the same time conversing and making everyone comfortable. I always hope that my company will entertain themselves, with their own conversations, while I tend to serving. It's a comfort to hear everyone talking among themselves, but I often feel as if I am missing out on everything … which is okay but then I worry I am not attentive enough, and fear appearing frazzled. :) Deep breaths don't help. :)

Laura Jeanne said...

Gigi, did you make your fleece lined skirt, or did you buy it somewhere? I'd like to find something like that. I assume you wear leggings beneath it? And boots? I desperately need some decent looking boots...my old ones are literally falling apart. That's what I get when I buy everything at Value Village, it all wears out much faster. :)

Feminine Belle said...

Saw some tea cups at Goodwill Friday.

Checked the rims, looked under them and thought about you! ;-)

BethAnn said...

So much encouragement in these videos. Taking care of my home brings me joy. Love having you here with me as I do laundry and bake. Thank you!