Friday, March 12, 2010

Choosing Simplicity..... Some thoughts on housework....

I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.... I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby. ~Nancie J. Carmody

Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don't do it. ~Author Unknown

Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy. ~Author Unknown

We labor to make a house a home, then every time we're expecting visitors, we rush to turn it back into a house. ~Robert Brault



LaughingLady said...

I'd heard all of these before (and agreed and loved them), except the one about turning our homes back into mere houses when guests are expected. SO true.

I definitely used to have a lot of trouble with that. Now, thanks in part to FlyLady and in part to the ROH True Woman study last summer, I try to keep my focus on blessing my guests rather than impressing them. It's still a work in progress, but I'm a whole lot less stressed about people coming over than I used to be!! (and as a result, it happens more often, too!)

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Phyllis Diller used to say she had a stash of "Get Well" cards that she pulled out and placed on the mantle when unexpected guests arrived and her house was a mess! That way it would at least LOOK as if she had a good excuse! Much better to not let it go that far!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Goodness Heather these are wonderful quotes! I agree, I want my guests to feel welcome even when my house is a mess. I don't want to be the mess surrounded by a clean house!
Love the name of your blog, and had a delightful time visiting!