Saturday, December 1, 2012

In My Element

FINALLY, the longest work week ever has come to an end!  What is it about the work week after a holiday, that makes it seem like it goes on forever?  I'm finally back in my element, at home, among the dishes and the dust.  Even though the demands of being a working home keeper can be overwhelming at times, I find being at home extremely restorative.  Even though I may mumble about things never staying clean longer than a minute (I'm working on that!), the truth is I enjoy taking care of my home and all that are in.  I find joy in homemaking.  My therapy happens within the walls of my home.  It's where I create, beautify, bring order, nourish, teach, establish harmony, encourage and love.  It's not just pushing a vacuum, loading and unloading a dishwasher and dusting knick knacks.  It's the work of my soul.

Mary Ellen


  1. I know exactly what you mean! I am just now getting started on my housework because I helped a friend move today (no worries, I grabbed only bag of clothes, no heavy lifting!) and now I'm having lunch. I can't wait to put on my apron and get my house sparkling again!

  2. My sentiments all over. I feel the same about coming home from work.
    Enjoy your home!

  3. When I used to work outside the home, I always found the weeks after a long vacation holiday particularly difficult.

    At any rate, I loved what you had to say about homemaking. It was very honest and humble. I could tell it came straight from you heart.


  4. I agree! Your family, not your employer,
    should get your best.