For those who are interested, today I have loaded the dishwasher and washed all the dishes on the counters, including those little things I hate to wash---measuring cups, knives, tea party things, sippy cup parts, plastic medicine spoons that refuse to get clean despite 5 trips in the dishwasher, etc. etc. I washed out both coffee pots and respective parts---yuck.
The children have been fed, and are happily watching saturday tv. I told them that today I was going to be working on cleaning up and putting away laundry. I also plan to keep plugging away on finding homes for the the Christmas things we got.
I am sure I will not get much further before I have to start making lunch, or break up a sisterly squabble. I am trying to keep things relatively calm and quiet because Long Hair Daddy is sleeping in. He has had a very stressful week, and hope his work is very productive today.
Last night after I laid the little one in bed asleep, I got to work on my ten year cross-stitch project. Yippee! I got two rows done before she woke up. Now that's what I call progress. I'll take what I can get.
My thoughts today are with some of my family members and my friend's mom who are all facing health problems. May they become strong and healthy and have hope and faith for today. May God send the help they need today to encourage them and bring them what they need.
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1).
"Let us draw near with confidence to the throne of Grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).