A Window into Life in the Suburbs

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Saturday, September 17, 2011


My dirt and untidy tolerance levels have been sorely tested the last couple of weeks.
Not that I'm a cleaning Nazi by any stretch of the imagination. Far from it.
Still, looked pretty bad there for about a week.
Having to restrain oneself from doing housework during the period of recovery has been hard especially when the husband was in agony over a bad foot for about a week. Gout was probably the first thing on most people's minds but fortunately it hasn't come to that... yet. Two courses of anti-biotics later, the inflammation seems to have eased considerably.

The 10 year old has been sporadically helpful with the vacuuming when she's not demanding payment or quietly hinting at accumulated wages owed to her. She says she's saving up for those here-today-and-gone-tomorrow Smiggle stationery packs. Sigh.

Well, at least she's motivated by something.

Little by little, the place is looking a lot more civilized.
Guess what... I cleaned the sinktops on Thursday!

Our job would be made A LOT easier if the the 4 year old would stop dumping unwanted food on the floor in that sneaky Gollum-like manner. The chooks are pretty handy in that regarding, now acting as her new rubbish disposal unit. Anything organic that doesn't meet with her approval goes to the birds.

I have been mighty thankful at the kindness of people at my church and from my MOPS group. Our family's been very blessed by the home cooked meals that we've been receiving from that quarter. It's been so immensely helpful... incalculable, really. I am so grateful to God and his people for this outpouring of grace and kindness during our time of need.

And thanks also to those who have been praying. I feels so much fortified knowing that you're standing shoulder to shoulder with me.

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