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

Sunday, May 25, 2014

This Week's Goals

Fence is done and animals are happy!

My Andrew has daily been giving reports of Penny's process of "bagging up" and has been begging for me to take pictures of her teats.  (Boys.)

He is very impressed with them.

It seems, Penny is too!  

I am going to be honest here...I am having a hard time getting going today! (Why yes, it IS almost 3:00!) I haven't felt much like doing ANYTHING at all (and have gotten about that much accomplished too!).  I guess it is natural, coming off the heels of such a wonderful week of Matt being close and doing the not-so-ordinary things that vacation days allow for.  Slow starts can be okay, right?

But this is spring!  And there is work to be done, whether I feel much like doing it or not!

I thought I would bring out the big guns by writing out the list of things I hope to get done this week for all the world to see.  (Or at least, all you blog readers.)

Yeah-because the embarrassment of not getting it done is a pretty good impetus to get started.

And today I need a really good impetus.

Here are my hopefuls for the week:

~ weed/mulch strawberries (a good start- but didn't finish)

~ rototill the cutting garden/pumpkin patch and spread flower seeds (too wet)
~ mend sheets and last of the mending pile
~ start sewing dress for myself
~ plant onions, potatoes, lettuce, spinach, kale and swiss chard
~ begin weeding walkways in garden
~ start pricing milking equipment and put in the order.  Penny is due to calve in just a few more weeks!
~ drop off the many bags of donation stuff I have in the back of the van  (twice)
~ work in the Granary for at least 2-3 hours this week, organizing and cleaning out.  Take some BEFORE pics!  (All said and done, I worked probably more like 5-6 hours in it and made tremendous progress!)
~ laundry (hung outside)
~ mulch around cherry trees and filberts  (and apples too, thanks to Mattie and his big blue tractor)
~ write three letters- especially one to Opa
~ begin getting end-of-school year stuff in order
~ clean OFFICE and SCHOOL ROOM (it doesn't look it now that it is the END of the week though.  Funny how that happens.)
~ take yard sale books to Granary
~ get all the winter outer clothes/accessories out of the basement (they get moldy down there in spring/summer) and put in storage
~ find/wash more canning jars for wedding
~ finish baby gift (would have been done except I messed up and had to undo the whole thing...)
~ sort out the winter clothes from drawers in boys room and put in storage bins

At the rate I am going, I'll be lucky to strike ONE thing off the list!

What are you up to this week?

Edited to Add:  Well, lookie here!  That is what accountability does for a body!  This week I got through ALMOST everything on my very-ambitious list and all because I had blogged it!  
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