Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Quiet Veteran's Day!
It's cloudy outside and quiet, really quiet. It's funny you don't really notice it unless you live on a Military base and celebrate these holidays dedicated to our soldiers.
Usually it's a busy noisy area, there's uniformed soldiers constantly on the move, going to or coming from work and there's the loud jet engines overhead.
Today, they're all at home, relaxing, enjoying their day off and their much deserved break.
I send my love and my appreciation to all the men and women, present and past, who have dedicated their lives to this country. Who fight day in and out for our freedom, for our children to have a future.
It's such a huge sacrifice and I think it goes unnoticed far too many times, they are taken for granted and I only wish that every single day could be dedicated to these amazing troops.
We have our very own hero at home, my hubby. He works extremely hard for our family and I love him for it. Thank you honey, for your devotion to me, to our children, to your country and to God.
We started the morning with a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, little smoked sausages, biscuits and gravy. Yum!
It's one of those things that as homemaker, it brings me joy to do. The minute you start looking at your home as a place of love for your family as opposed to chores and too much work, your whole attitude changes.
Everything I do, I do with love.
It doesn't matter if it's cooking or laundry
Or washing dishes.
You know that I have a dishwasher but I find myself washing them by hand more often than not, and it's not because I hate the dishwasher, I just find dish washing relaxing. It's another way of simplifying my life, I don't have to get rid of the technology around me, I like having the option of using it if I'm sick or not feeling well or just don't want to do it by hand.
There's a common misconception that if you simplify your life it means getting rid of all the wonderful things around us. Wrong! At least for me!
It just means not relying completely on those things, it means that if the internet suddenly goes out I won't walk around in a daze not knowing what to do with myself.
If the TV isn't working, I will read a book and not freak out over the fact that I'm missing a show.
If the dishwasher is broken, I have two able hands that can do the work.
If I don't have a microwave available I make do without and believe it or not, I hardly ever touch my microwave.
I've learned to stop being afraid of telling people that I'm a homemaker. You know how it is, someone asks what you do for a living and you tend to shy away and do the quick "Oh I'm just a housewife".
I am guilty of doing it and I think it's because for the longest time I was under the impression that it was a bad thing, it was embarrassing.
Not anymore, I am proud to say "I'm a Homemaker". It's what I am, I am not just an invisible part of my family's life, I'm an integral, pivotal, important part.
How many of you are able to say it? How many of you still feel a little shy about it?
Let's chat, I want to know what you think of housework, do you do it because you have to, or do you look at it as more than just a chore?