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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday Doings

Today it is rainy and dreary and, if the weatherman is correct, will see some severe weather throughout the day.  I knew this, of course, and planned accordingly to hunker down inside for the day.  In a very real sense, the weather dictates a really large portion of my days.  I do laundry on sunny days only, so that I can hang them to dry outside.  I decide when to harvest things depending upon the weather (onions and potatoes, for example, need to dry well after harvesting so you chose a dry stretch to harvest those things.  I try to plan warming things (like baking or canning) for chilly weather (if I can help it!) or avoid them on hot days (again, IF I can help it.  Because I am so often busy outside, I really enjoy rainy days and the feeling of being stuck indoors.  They seem quieter some how and give me a chance to do indoor things that are often overlooked in our busy "outside lives".

Even on the rainy days, there is plenty to keep my busy.

  • Woke up, made Matt an english muffin.  Kissed him goodbye.  Made myself some hot cocoa.
  • Wrote Opa a letter.
  • Made breakfast (omelets)
  • did animal chores
  • put four loads of laundry (from last night) away
  • uploaded (downloaded?) photos from camera to computer.  Blogged.
  • Hung a light fixture in girls' room
  • diced a batch of green peppers for dehydrating (about 16 peppers worth)
  • Corynn made lunch while I~
  • deep cleaned boys room- swept, vacuumed, organized, etc.
  • tidied Matts' and my bedroom
  • harvested a (big) bowl of carrots from garden
  • children went down for rest time and I used that time for important business (and lunch!):
  • put in an order at Veritas Press
  • paid bills for the month, balanced account, filed and sent paperwork, made various important calls, answered a few emails.
  • tidied Spare Oom and office desk
  • swept Spare Oom
  • threaded a needle for Andrew about 20 times as he worked on an embroidery project.
  • had children tidy mudroom before Papa came home
  • Straightened school books into a nice neat pile on dining table (A sad contradiction~ Must.Plan.School.Year.Tonight while Still.Needing.Room.To.Eat.)
  • Cleaned hallway of piles to "put away" from kids' room cleanings
  • Made supper (Italian Sausage and Navy Bean soup with Swiss Chard and some Creamy Corn Casserole to go with it.)
  • straightened living room before Matt got home
  • Gathered garbage from the four corners of Hopestead- Tomorrow is Garbage Day!
  • cleaned sink and counter and mirror in bathroom
  • ate dinner.  Matt read.
  • Did dishes, wiped counters and table down.
  • Swept dining room
  • Children went to bed.  I started school prep.
  • Laminated some school things- including childers' schedules for this upcoming year.
  • Worked on school plans (art and composers of the month) for about 40 minutes and now it is 11:11 and I am taking that as a sign I need to get to bed.
It looks like a lot- but I didn't even get to can the carrots I intended to can today.  :-(   The story of my life...
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