A Homemaker’s Morning || March 31, 2021

Good afternoon, ladies! After a busy morning, I’m snuggled up with my one-year-old and thought I would take a moment to pop in here. How are you doing?

Heavy rain kept me up most of the night. Goodness, we have had so much rain! I ran through the rain to check on my carrots and deliver table scraps to our chickens a bit earlier. Thankfully it is nice and warm outside, despite the wet weather.

This is actually some of our flock yesterday. They were enjoying the weeds my four-year-old kept tossing to them.

I woke up deciding to see the good in the day. Yesterday wasn’t the best, and I was determined that today would be better. And it has been. Our attitudes (and prayer, of course) really can affect how our days go. More than ever, I’d like to have a worshipful spirit this week since it is the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Anyhow, after waking up, we worked on school things while eating bagels for breakfast. We made a patchwork pillow for Makynlee’s math lesson, which was super fun. We used pink fabrics that she just loves.

I also pressed four shirts and made a skirt this morning. I’m very thankful for my Etsy orders. They are a joy to make!

Our squash starts are growing quickly, and I pulled off their greenhouse domes this morning. They should be ready to go in the garden in a few weeks, and I’ll be up-potting them soon.

Determined to have a good day, we listened to hymns on YouTube this morning. This was definitely uplifting, and I loved concentrating on the lyrics while we worked at the table.

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Today I also re-evaluated some financial things, namely our mortgage debt and our future plans. My husband and I have been stuck between putting extra on our mortgage and saving, and I think for now we are making the right decision. We have decided to hold onto our cabin for now, too. We are thankful that it is paid off, and we have been able to offer it to my mother-in-law while she’s in limbo between selling her house and finishing an apartment in our basement. Everything seems to be working out, but sometimes I wish I could see into the future to know what decision to make.

I worked on a grocery shopping list this morning, too. One of the things that I don’t particularly like about our area is that the nearest Walmart is in a rather large town. I’ve been a small town Walmart girl all of my life, ha! Well, today we’ve decided to finally try a smaller local grocery store to see how we like it. I’m pretty excited about it.

I hope you are having a blessed day, and rest assured that the work you do inside of your home matters. You matter. I hope that you have a lovely week!

But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

Titus 2:1‭-‬5

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