I'm so thankful to God for a new day. This blog covers a lot of things. A lot of times I talk about my children and things we've been doing as a family. Sometimes I talk about our schooling, baking, things I'm thankful for, what we're going to eat for dinner, and a few times I've mentioned how I'm cleaning challenged.
Today is going to fall into the cleaning challenged category of posts.
I have often felt that I must be the only truly incompetent cleaner on the planet. People say they're homes need to be picked up and cleaned up and they'd be embarrassed to have company stop by but in the back of my mind I'm always thinking "Yeah right, you probably have a few dirty dishes in the sink and toys from the kids actively playing strewn about."
I haven't found the answers yet. My house is a total mess right now. A lot of it is toys. A lot of it is dishes. Some of it is dirty laundry. I strive to keep a clean home.
But not yesterday. Yesterday I washed two loads of laundry and diapers. I dried two loads of laundry (one load still sits in the dryer as I type) and folded three or four loads of laundry (it had built up). I also managed to unload the dishwasher (finally, from three days before) and re-load and ran it before bed.
Otherwise I did pretty much nothing all day. Not because there weren't things to do but because I didn't feel like it. Yesterday was an off day for me. My mood was off kilter and the motivation was seriously lacking. Today though is a new day. Today I can start my day right. I can go take my shower, unload and re-load the dishwasher and set it to run while we go to the program at the library. I can dry my diapers and toss another load in. When we come home I can start in the kitchen and clean off my counters, wash the big pots and pans and bowls and PUT THEM AWAY! I can remember to put dinner in the crock pot before we head out this morning so it's one less thing I have to think about tonight. Because today is a new day. Each hour is a new hour. It's never too late to make the right choice in things like this.
And I am thankful for new days, new mercies, and the never ending grace of God. I'm also thankful that I'm not alone. That I'm not the only who is challenged by house work. Check out this blog that a reader shared with me earlier this week: A slob comes clean It has been a real encouragement to me this week. I am NOT alone! And for the record I do not personally know this person but I do know that if housework is a challenge to you and you find yourself ignoring giant sticky spots on your floor until you can't walk because you're stuck in place before mopping then this blog will probably be an encouragement to you too!