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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Thank goodness its Friday!

Edit:  So I started writing this post on Friday afternoon but then got called away by little people before I quite got to the end.  So its Fridays post on Sunday.....Hows that for keeping it real and ordinary?! 

As I sit here drinking my hot coffee, listening to the boys play outside I'm relieved the week is over.  There is nothing more I would like to do then curl up on the couch and watch movies.  In fact I think that's about all tonight will contain.

I always find Fridays like that.  The boys are tired from a full week, I'm tired from a couple of days of long days of parenting as Grant works long hours in our business at the end of the week and to finally come home after the school after dropping by at our business to catch up on plans and so forth before we hit home.....Well to simply stop......It feels like luxury.

We are out this weekend, visiting friends and family for birthdays.  Yes, the year is in full swing and the time for pressing in to be mindful is here.

Collage has started, though I'm still waiting on my course curriculum, workshops are booked in and brand new fresh Church ministries are in the pipeline.  Its going to be a big one I think!

Which means focusing on living simply is more important then ever.  Eating good food, getting lots of sleep, spending time in the garden and ensuring each area of our lives is given the amount of time it deserves.  It does not mean balance will all be achieved at once, because that only ends up with me running about like a headless chook.  Multitasking.....whats that even about??  I just end up feeling like I start 10 jobs and finish none.  Don't get me wrong I'm quite capable of tidying up the kitchen while dinner is simmering, with the washing machine whirring in the background but that my friends is as good as it gets.  Realistically I'm only doing one job at a time actually, which is tidying the kitchen as the stove is simmering the dinner and the machine is doing its own thing.  I'm grateful for fully automatic washing machines, if it was up to me to remember each stage I'm quite sure my boys would end up with no clothes to wear!  I can be a tiny bit forgetful.......OK........Totally absent minded at times.  I once sewed right through my finger with the sewing machine (I really don't recommend it.) and I cant tell you how many times I have completly forgotten the oven was on with my baking inside until the smoke detectors started screeching.....

I think when life is in a busy season, living simply becomes even more important.  Being mindful and present whilst doing the simple home making jobs brings a calm and peace I find.  When I'm stressed the thing I love to do is clear out the house from people and clean it top to bottom methodically.  It takes a good few hours and a cuppa or two is enjoyed and a sit in the sun, but by the end of the day I usually have a clean house, and a quiet mind.  When I am home alone I notice the little things, the smell of fresh air as I open the windows, the breeze flowing through, the very faint smell of home made laundry liquid on the clothes that reminds me of my Grandparents.  As order is restored in the home, order is restored in my mind.  My frayed nerves from small boisterous boys settle and I'm reminded that this season of teddies, duplo, freshly and neatly folded clothes carelessly shoved in wardrobes until they resemble a wrinkled mess, blankets and pillows strewn on the couch and muddy shoes throw where ever they land is not forever.  I try to ensure the boys look nice but alas I have to settle for slightly rumpled ragamuffins most of the time.

Anyway, I'm in dire need for my second coffee this morning, so I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  The sky is blue and the sun is shining here.  A lovely mild day!

Much love,
Emma
xx

12 comments:

  1. Smoke detectors are just cheering you on Emma - that's all it is :-)

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    1. Bahahahaha Phil! I will be certain to use that next time Grant teases me! ;)

      xx

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  2. Emma, I hope you are having a relaxing weekend. Don't overtax yourself with all that you have undertaken for this year! You know we worry about you. LOL!

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    1. Thanks you for caring Chel! I promise to be mindful and careful about what i pick up, as I delve into these new ministries Im being careful to set boundaries and expectations at the very beginning. :)

      And Angus ended up being sick on sunday so he and I stayed home while the others went out to visit family. I pottered about getting ready for the week and cuddled him on the couch. Was lovely actually!

      xx

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  3. I'd think we'd get on well Emma lol!
    My smoke detector loves to alarm regularly!
    We too are beginning a new church ministry
    Exciting and daunting all in one with a busy young family, farming , homeschooling and homesteading... I'm taking Sally's advice one thing at a time.
    X Mary-anne

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    1. Oh your homeschooling on top! Thats huge, Goon on you! :)

      I'm very excited and I know the new ministry ideas wont only lay upon me so that gives me comfort. I have a couple of side kicks and some wonderful support.

      Good luck with all you are perusing and Id love to hear more about it! Thank you for taking the time to comment. :)

      xx

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  4. I, too, try to remember that these days of young children do not last. Especially when I've stepped on ANOTHER piece of duplo...ouch!! They reckon stepping on lego hurts...try stepping on a great whopping piece of duplo...not nice! And I figure that if the folded washing at least makes it in the right drawer then I've won this round...better than it ending up on the floor hey?
    Hope you enjoyed your weekend
    Cassandra xx

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    1. yes, Im about satisfied with "clean" at the moment, at least I dont iron, that would just be depressing seeing all that work get rumpled!

      I agree, I reckon duplo is worse too. ;)

      xx

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  5. Timely post Emma. Seems that many of us are feeling the effects of this time of year. So pleased to see that Mary-anne has come over to look at your page too, and yes, both of you beautiful girls would get on really well I'm sure.
    :)

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    1. Yes I get quite alot of traffic from your page! Its lovely, Im not sure how to put my favorite blogs on my sidebar, Ill have to have a look!

      It is feeling busy isnt it? I feel like Im hardly getting the time to do the things I need to do let alone the extras. :/ And sewing, I sat the other day for an hour for the first time in weeks and pottered away on a doll I have had looking at me for about 2 months now. Gosh, perhaps winter will bring in slowness??

      xx

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  6. Oh I heart this post! As usual, your writing is spot on for me. This is (hopefully) the last absolutely crazy week for a while but you are right in saying the year is in full swing...I expect tranquility won't last for long around here :) As for ruffled ragamuffins, I have two of those and they are grubby all. the. time.

    Ayesha xox

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    1. Naw, thankyou! Im quite unsure how they they manage to get so dirty half the time!

      Oh tranquility.....Today I hope to find some quiet time!

      xx

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