11:21 PM

   Sitting down to blog at 11:04 pm is never a very good idea for me.  My brain reaches it's peak production point at around 1:00-3:00 pm (Jocelyn's naptime) and declines from there.  So I'm not sure why I always end up blogging late...but I must say, I have been quite the Becky Home-ecky lately.  And that is what has been taking all of my time.

   It all started with a realization that I was not finding joy in "Housewifery".  You know, cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc....it was just draining me.  I'm not sure if I prayed about it or not...honestly I can't remember.  I might have, but I just don't know for sure.  In any case, my God knew just what I needed, and He provided it.  Pinterest.  That's right, I just said that God worked through Pinterest.  Sacrilege?  I don't think so.  God is big enough to use anything He wants to.  So there.

   Anyway, I was inspired to actually figure out an order to the madness I called my life (shocking idea, I know) and scribbled out a rough draft of a schedule.  It looked something like....
Thursday---Grocery shopping
Saturday---Odds and Ends

   O.k. so it probably wasn't exactly like that, but you get the drift.  The idea was to tackle ONE BIG TO-DO each day, not counting the normal stuff like dishes and cooking dinner.  I have to say, I wasn't sure it would make much of a difference but it has made a HUGE difference.  Before I knew what was happening, I was getting TWICE as much done in a normal week than usual.  In addition to cleaning the house, I was cooking meals, cleaning out the car, polishing the stainless steel appliances, making some t-shirt scarves with friends, attending Bible study, taking Joce to the doctor, making phone calls and lots of other stuff.

   Tomorrow is Saturday and believe it or not, I have occasionally dreaded Saturdays because I leave so much cleaning and to-do stuff until then!  What a shame.  But I am looking forward to it because my house is basically all clean already, and I can just catch up on little projects or lounge around or read, or blog, or whatever I jolly well please.  The way a Saturday should be.

   I so encourage all of you to figure out some kind of system that works for you, unless you're way ahead of me and have been doing this already for years.  It's o.k.  I don't mind that I'm late to the game, I'm just glad I'm at least figuring this out NOW.

   Also, I have actually been DOING some of the things I've been pinning!  Can you believe it?  Like homemade liquid hand soap.....

and homemade fabric softener....
both of which are so ridiculously easy, if you can read English and have about 20 minutes to spare, you can whip up a gallon of each.  I felt unbelievably accomplished stirring that giant pot of soapy suds on my gas stove like some sort of pioneer woman.  I think I would do it just for the feeling, even if it didn't save tons of money!  But man, to have both?  SUCH a win/win.

   Anyway, I must be getting to bed.  Maybe sometime later I will actually post pictures of that darling little cherub of mine that is growing more each day and you will probably barely even recognize because I haven't done a photo post of her in a lo-o-ong time.

Enjoy your Saturday everyone!  I know I will.

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  1. this is literally such an amazing idea. maybe someday when i get to be home full-time i can do it too.


  2. yay for accomplishment!! I did the exact same thing 5 months ago when we moved into our bigger house and I realized that I just could.not.keep.up. with cleaning it w/o a schedule. I love getting my cleaning done for the day and moving on to fun things!


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