As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I have been pondering goals for the New Year--personal goals, house projects that I'd like to accomplish, goals for our homeschool. 

But today?  I don't even know where to begin.  The house looks like a train wreck, and I can't think straight. 

Ron had the day off yesterday, and we decided to dismantle the holiday decorating and put away all the gifts.  We were going great guns until Ron decided that we should go out for dinner as a last hurrah  before he returned to work and we got back to our homeschool routine.  Well, we couldn't say no to that offer, and so we left for an early dinner and an errand, but by the time we got back home, the momentum (or was it our energy?) was gone.

This morning I have tried to get organized, but I feel like I am spinning my wheels, much like my washing machine is furiously spinning the bed sheets as I type.  I am flitting about from one spot to the next, but I am not making a dent in the work that needs to be done.  And now I sit here blogging as Bekah is practicing the piano.  Hmmm... 

Another mystery.  Why is it that I don't remember what went where when I am putting the house back together after Christmas?  Does that happen to anyone else?  I mean, it was only a month!  There is no logical reason why I cannot remember what was on this table or that cabinet before I decorated for Christmas, but for the life of me, I cannot.  Crazy. 

There are still dishes in the sink (and they're spilling over onto the counter too), three bare beds, lots of blah surfaces, piles of school papers to organize, dinner to plan, laundry to fold. 

You know that blog series I wrote back in know, the one that was titled  "31 Days to Make Your House a Home"?  Well, I am certainly not living up to those ideals today!  There are no candles lit.  The house is not tidy.  There is no beautifully set table.  (You can hardly even see the top of the table.) I have not planned to eat.  And Ugly Stuff is all over the place! 

Hey, wait a minute!  That series was 31 Days to Make Your House a Home! 

That's all I need...31 days. 

Back to work...


  1. Glad that you turned it around there. Now this is where blogging comes in handy because you can look back to former pictures and see what you were doing. Where those things are NOW may be something of a problem. It would be for me. =)

    All the best as your turn chaos into order. I suggest lovely music and enlisting help and take out for supper.

  2. You could take the opportunity to put things in new places! That could be fun!

    I know that however you arrange it, it will be lovely, warm and welcoming for your dear family.

    Vee has some good suggestions...

    Now to come up with some dinner menus....



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