"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ---John 14:6
Monday, February 15, 2010
Seeking The Fun of Housekeeping
So this morning I discovered this passage which spoke exactly what's in my heart, but stated it better than I ever could. So here you go:
"But housekeeping is fun, and I think the women who hate it lack imagination. It is one joy where you enjoy the results right along as you work. You may work all day washing and ironing, but at night you have the delicious feeling of sunny clean sheets and airy pillows to lie on. If you clean, you sit down at nightfall with the house shining and smelling faintly of wax, all yours to enjoy right then and there.
And if you cook--ah, if you cook--that creation you lift from the oven goes right to the table.
One way to look at it, of course, is that women's work is never ended, and I have heard housekeepers say they hate to make cakes because they get eaten right up anyway. You can make it drudgery if you want to, but it isn't. And it is not monotonous either, for no day is ever really the same. Lucky the woman who has a home and can live in what she is creating!"
From Stillmeadow Seasons by Gladys Taber
* Jodi asked which four books I'm reading:
The Stillmeadow Road
One Dozen and One
Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge
Plus, I occasionally peek into Stillmeadow Album for photos of the rooms and things Gladys described in her books. I am always so inspired by her photo album.