Anyway, our Thanksgiving visitors are gone, and I've had a slight lull in activity this week as we prepare for my mom to come visit this weekend. Tuesday came and I looked around my house (and felt inside my heart) and thought, it's time for the chaos to end! It's so easy to become discontent when the state of ones home is in disarray.
And so I've pushed through this week (which is saying alot, considering I'm battling a cold that refuses to relent). The bedrooms have been cleaned, the bathrooms have been scrubbed, and I've done so much laundry I can't believe my washer is still functioning. And still this morning I felt that dread. The dread that comes when I just want to say, "I don't want to!" Again I dug in my heart and found that what I've been searching for has been here all along. Contentment. Peace. I just needed to open my eyes and look for it.
|Also, today I managed to find a moment for a quiet cup of tea...|
|...and an episode of Pride and Prejudice. I am very blessed.|
|This could be in happy too, but I'm putting it in real, just because I have to keep pinching myself to make sure I'm not dreaming. I have empty laundry baskets! Hurray!|