Monday, March 26, 2007

Managing Home

managing home

Stock-it-up Saturdays
I just decided that if my house was a public facility, I would write a letter of complaint to the manager. So often I go to wash my hands and have no soap. I reach under the sink to replace the toilet paper, and I'm out. I go to butter my toast, only to realize I didn't take one out and the butter in the fridge is as hard as a rock. I have no one to blame but myself because I would say 9.5 times out of 10, I was the one to use the last of something. In my mind I say, "oh, I'll refill that in a minute after I do such and such." Well such and such leads to this and that, and it doesn't happen until I'm in a bind! This has led to much frustration for me. So, I've decided that Saturday mornings will now by my day of the week where I enlist the help of my sons (and daughter when she's old enough) and go around to stock things up. The only reason I decided on Saturdays was because of a catchy phrase I just made up - Stock-it-up Saturdays. "Come on boys, its Stock-it-up Saturday!" I just hope they are as excited as I :)
Jen - 3/28/07


Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow