Happy Monday! As we do each day, David and I were watching the local weather during breakfast when the meteorologist said something about the coming Memorial Day weekend. I was like, “What? This weekend is Memorial Day?!?!?!?” I feel like I have lost all track of time. I see the date each day as I work, pay bills, etc. but the last two and a half months are a total blur.
I don’t know if you are struggling with it, but we’re struggling with balance overall and specifically keeping Sunday different. It’s something we’ve always struggled with since we started missing so much church due to health, Caroline’s needs, etc. But it’s been extra challenging during the pandemic. We have been absolutely swamped with work for which we’re thankful. But that has meant homekeeping things have spilled over into Sunday and then we get no break. There is a reason God gives us a day of rest and I can tell you from first-hand experience that we skip it at our own expense.
It’s also challenging because where I live (Michigan) we still have virtually no freedom. Saturday morning we went out for a ride as David was going to run into Lowe’s for a couple of quick things while Caroline and I stayed in the car. When we got there, the parking lot was fuller than I have ever seen it. Ever. There must have been 300-400 people in the store and garden center based on the number of cars. We immediately left.
The previous time the three of us went for a ride, we stuck to the pretty back roads and country. It was relaxing and refreshing. This ride was different. Caroline and I both came home depressed after seeing everything shut down. She and I have rarely been out in the past two months so it’s a stark experience for us to leave the coziness and cheerfulness of our home nest. We all decided we will stick to driving in the orchards and such until things are more normal (whenever that may be).
Anyway, I always try to be honest when I write here. I don’t put up a fake sunny appearance. I’m weary. Really weary. The situation both nationally and on the state level (Michigan) has taken a toll on me lately.
But I keep going because life goes on and responsibilities don’t go away just because you are tired.
I have a full slate of things to do this week, including a review of an online course called Personal Purity Isn’t Enough – The Long-Forgotten Secret to Making Scriptural Entertainment Choices. I find the entire premise of the series very interesting. Watch for that review later this week. (Review is now here: Should Christians Watch Movies with Sex Scenes?)
There are some other new things coming up. I think there will honestly be something new here every day this week. It’s just that busy right now!
So on to my homemaking goals this week. And then I hope you will share yours in the comments.
Goal 1 – Get everything done that needs to be done (laundry and cleaning mostly) by Saturday supper so I can have Saturday evening and Sunday to rest. Honestly, this is all I want. To get some balance back into our life.
What do you have planned this week around your home?
Artwork: “My Lady’s Garden” by Edmund Blair Leighton