Friday, July 16, 2010

Gettin' Stuff Done

Recently my mom shared this passage with me: Luke 1:29-31

(29)As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. (30)Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her. (31)So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

Mom then joked, "Simon's mother-in-law probably thought, 'Look at all the things that didn't get done around here while I was down.'" That cracked me up!

Since I've returned home from clearing out my grandmother's house in IL I've thought about her "funny" and how true it was for me while being gone and leaving my husband and two oldest kids at home. They maintained an acceptable level of living, but I've been cleaning and reorganizing to put my house back into order for me. I was ready to tackle some of my own problems in the house after returning. You think about all the junk you're storing that just needs to go.

Thank goodness, it's summer and I have the time to purge, sort and scrub. What projects have you been able to tackle this summer? My list is long (too long to accomplish), but I'm working on it!

Grandma's China in the kitchen cupboards
Clean kitchen
Mountains of laundry
Put Grandma's Christmas acquisitions in storage room
Choose a container and place for Grandma's quilting supplies
Read/Answer/Delete way too much email
Run errands for supplies for boy's trip
Etc...

4 comments:

joyceandnorm said...

Way to go getting started on the list! Once I get the motivation to start, it's usually all good, but keep the momentum and pace yourself. This sounds like some sort of advice for training of some sort...and I guess cleaning/organizing is a habit that you need to train for. =p Good luck with the list!

the.bain.family. said...

I agree. Getting started is the hardest part! The rest is gravy :)

jennibell said...

I agree, we all have too much stuff! I've recently gone through one of my rooms and instead of "organizing" this time I either put in a place where I will USE it or just got rid of it once and for all. My room looks great!!! Your list looks do-able. . .one step at a time :)

CindyC said...

Your mom is right--of course that's what Simon's MIL thought!

I'm in a demotivated phase as it relates to cleaning and organizing right now. Maybe I'll hang around a little bit more, to see if you will rub off on me! :)