What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, January 04, 2010


Today I:


  • took down the Christmas decorations
  • singlehandedly rid our living room of the tree growing from it
  • swept. Twice.
  • moved all furniture in living room around in order to sweep under them.
  • Took the rug outside and shook it.
  • then vacuumed it.
  • Mopped floor (and under furniture! Worth repeating!)
  • Dusted and polished all furniture (and things on the furniture).
  • Vacuumed all couches/chairs.
  • Shined painting and clock.
  • Cleaned windowsills
  • de-cobwebbed (if that isn't already a word, it is now.)
And in the schoolroom (since I was on a roll)

  • swept
  • vacuumed
  • furniture polished furniture
  • dusted stuff
  • Organized school shelves. (They had gotten BAD)
  • Sorted through baskets full of miscellaneous stuff and put it all away
  • sorted through toys and added a few to yardsale pile
  • de-cobwebbed (told you it was a word)
Though these rooms are clean and fresh, they still look terribly forlorn without all those beautiful lights and shimmers everywhere. :-(

What's so wrong with having a Christmas tree up all year long, I ask?

3 comments:

Bonnie said...

Yeah, I still have all my stuff up, but it's more wintery than Christmasy, and I'm not tired of it yet. BUt, I suppose I should take it down while I'm feeling good, it could be up 'til April if I don't!

Becky said...

I love to put the small white sparkly lights on a big plant, or over the picture windows indoors, just for some glitter during the winter months. Especially since it gets dark so early.

Peggy said...

We have a couple of strings of the new LED twinkle lights that we leave up until March/April time usually. This year we made paper snowflakes and sprinkled glitter on them which shine pettily in the windows... Alas I will be taking it all down sometime this week. The finality of moving just hit me... feeling a bit melancholy as I am going to miss my friends here. How is it possible for a person to be melancholy and excited all at the same time? I don't know either but I am! Unfortunately the procrastinator is coming out and nothing is completed!

Just wanted you to know how thoroughly impressed I am with your accomplishments for the day!

(on a side note... a very old letter just got mailed today! We found it in a pile of mending. LOL)