Weekends are always way too short so we always try to make the most of it. A few weeks ago I went and watched my cousin Kara play aau basketball. She did very well and it's amazing to me how well kids play at such a young age!
I didn't brave the roads today. Karl asked what I was going to do all day. I responded, "the normal: exercise, clean, laundry, bake and book work". To which Karl responded "sometimes I think you clean imaginary dirt". Thanks to my patience I decided to take that as a compliment and be glad that he agrees our house is usually clean :) This is my mop that I got at the state fair this year. It's a knock off of the norwex ones. I love it nonetheless!
I don't think it's all that bad to have a clean house. Who doesn't want floors that you can walk on barefoot and not get yucky stuff on your feet? Who doesn't want clean clothes? Who does want to look at dust on the furniture? And my personal favorite-- who doesn't love the feeling of clean sheets at night?! I don't think I'm OCD... I think I just enjoy living in a picked up house.
I realize this isn't the best picture but I couldn't my camera not to glare. Lights on, lights off, blinds open, blinds shut....then I gave up & decided this would be good enough. Above there is 2 pictures of Karl/I. 1 picture of Boender nephews/nieces, 1 picture of Vander Schel nephews, 1 family pic of Boenders, 1 family pic of Vander Schel. Surrounding those are the 3 metal signs that Becky made for me from a pinterest idea I had found. I love my new display (it's above the big chair) and love having such nice pictures! In the past few weeks I've found to really love my signs. Family- you love them, go through highs & lows, pray for each other & know that you will all make it through good times & rough times as long as you have one another. Faith- it can be tested, trusted, easy, hard, reassuring & hard to understand. Friends- they're there at good times & bad, give lots of support and can always be relied on. These 3 "F"'s have many more descriptions but I'll save those for later. Lately I've been very blessed to have Family, Faith & Friends and have learned the power of prayer is very strong.
Here's to February!