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

Have a BLESSED day, BE a BLESSING!
Heather

3 comments:

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!
Yvonne