Saturday, 28 May 2011

Shiny sinks and other things

Why is it that having a shiny sink can make me feel so incredibly happy, and housewifely, productive and in control. Frankly it's a great pick-me-up to have at the beginning of a day. It reminds me of a conversation I was having with my mum a few months ago; we were discussing how to achieve a shiny sink. I remember saying 'Why had I never discovered Viakal before?' when my 14 year old daughter walked in from school. I remarked to her that at some point in the future she would be having a conversation about the relative merits of having a shiny sink and how happy it would make her. She did not believe me!

Anyway, I thought I would try and blog the way through my day today and see what happens. It's not quite a typical day in my household, it's the weekend my older 2 children stay at their Dad's, and my beloved husband is away on a camping trip with his mates, so it's just me and Digger, which when I think of it, is quite a typical day!

The day has started well for me, because I actually got a whole nights sleep. This happens to be a fairly rare occurence, since sleep is not Digger's strong point. He went down to sleep between 7:00 and 7:30pm and hadn't had a nap in the day, and woke up at 6:30am, praise the Lord! I can count the number of times that has happened, since he was born, on the fingers of one hand.

Before we came downstairs, I put some worship music on in my daughter's room, while she's not there, and then put some on in the living room downstairs to fill the house with praise and worship. Then while Digger was pottering about with his toys, I made the momentous decision to shine my sink, refer to above! As I cleaned, I prayed and declared it as worship to the Lord and that I would do all things as unto the Lord in this day. Then I made bread, well looked through my breadmaker recipe book, put all the ingredients into the breadmaker and selected a program, does that count?!

Then Digger and I had breakfast and had our devotion time. We've been reading a few prayers aloud from his children's prayer book that Great Nanna gave him for his dedication, and a page from his book 'Blessings Everyday'. Then we started Book 2 of 'Beginning with God', which goes hand in hand with the 'Beginner's Bible'. Added to this I've been praying the 'Caleb Prayer' each day. This stems from having read ' The Grace Outpouring: Blessing Others Through Prayer ' by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts, which I encourage you to read if you want to be encouraged and challenged about what the Lord is doing in these days. 

Goodness, this blogging malarkey certainly eats into your day! It's a steep learning curve for me, so please bear with me, some of you out there in blog land make it look so easy! Digger has just come in from the garden where he's been playing in the sandpit, asking for something to eat, apparently it's bread he wants, I think he can smell it cooking. Imagine wonderful bread baking smells wafting around the house! Well it won't be ready for another 20 minutes so he'll have to make do with a cracker.

While I've been writing, the very nice post lady has turned up with my new purchase, a book, of course, 'Nourishing Traditions', by Sally Fallon with Mary Enig. I've been spending the last couple of weeks immersed in blog land, following some very interesting and wise women who are way ahead of me in their journeys through some of the issues at the heart of being a homemaker, woman, mother etc. and this book has come up in various ways, and I felt compelled to purchase and peruse it thoroughly in order to weigh up some food issues. I'll let you know how I get on with it. Oh those blogs I've been following are:

Well the bread is finished, smells wonderful, doesn't look pretty, but feels nice and light. While it is cooling, I'm just going to put on a load of washing and then take Digger out for a turn on the bike, he's been itching to get out all morning. I'll get back to you later on today, all being well.

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