Three days in and I'm feeling pretty good about this cleaning challenge. I hope the enthusiasm can last throughout the whole thing :)
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I really liked the list of 10 ways to give life to my home today, and here are my 2 favorite ways (You'll have to buy the e-book to see the rest of them; it's totally worth it!):
- Offer life-giving and grace-filled words to husband and children.
- Make our homes a place of grace where mistakes and sins are not met with anger but with love and hope.
Mary Challenge: I was supposed to ask my family members what I do that makes them feel loved when it comes to caring for the home. My husband's responses (after I forced him to! He never complains about anything, so I really had to pry for these) :
- When I wash the dishes (and do other chores) without grumbling and complaining. I thought it was cute how he used the phrase "without grumbling and complaining", because that's something I remind the kids of a lot. I hadn't realized that I often grumble and complain about homemaking tasks, which must be unpleasant for him to hear....better change that!
- Dinner being ready when he comes home from work. Though I've gotten better at this with subscribing to e-mealz and having my meals planned, I still do not have the best time management skills and sometimes start dinner too late.
- Picking up a little so it's not a complete disaster when he gets home from work. I remember doing this when I was little before my dad came home from work, so I know it's a nice way to show love to the head of the home by making it a pleasant place to come home to!
- Davin said that he feels loved when I make yummy food, but not noodles! (He does not like any pasta dishes, which I cannot understand!)
Here's the top of the fridge I cleared off and cleaned yesterday:
These little shelves sure had some dust bunnies on them! I like my kitschy little knick knacks :)