I woke up this morning to a chilly house.
I lit a fire, made a pot of coffee,
and curled up in a comfy chair
for my morning devotions.
Today was supposed to be an easy day.
It was the last day of school
before Thanksgiving break.
We were having fruit salad
with our first grade buddies.
The grocery shopping was done.
The house cleaning was done.
My daughter spilled
ALL OVER my new, white sofa!
These are the only two photos I had the presence of mind to take. (it was much worse than this).
I've only had this sofa for like, 2 weeks.
I was just about to leave for school.
I was in a tizzy.
I was having a fit.
We pulled all the slipcovers off the sofa.
We sprayed and we scrubbed,
and we scubbed and we sprayed.
I was late for work.
My husband and daughter spent the morning washing the slipcovers, and hanging them to dry.
Usually my hubby gets the house picked up
and the dishes done
before he leaves for work
in the afternoon.
After washing all the slipcovers,
he ran out to the grocery store
for a few last minute items we
So this is what I came home to.
Which overflowed to this.
Even the table was covered in clutter.
And I am a clutter-hater.
So now, the baking will have to wait.
I have to get this place whipped into shape.
First I'll put away the groceries.
Then I'll tackle the dishes.
And clean up all the clutter.
Then those slipcovers need ironing.
Then they go back on the cushions.
And in the midst of all the chaos,
I'll count my blessings.
And realize how much I have to be grateful for.
A wonderful Savior
A husband who loves me, plus
cleans my slipcovers and shops for groceries
My awesome kids
(even the one who drinks coffee on my white sofa)
Food to feed my family
Dirty dishes which mean my family is not hungry
A washing machine to clean my dirty slipcovers
A warm, cozy home with a new sofa
A job I can be late for
A car to drive to work in
Gas to put in my car
Health in our family, and health insurance
A family to have over for Thanksgiving
And so, so many more
to all my friends in Blogland.
And remember, count your blessings. They are there
if you just take the time to see them!