… quite often involve hooky time for me and not as often as I would like include home making.
Given that my primary role is that of housewife or homemaker I am trying a lot harder to a) be better at it, b) enjoy home making much more, and c) remember why I am a homemaker in the first place!
This week while floating around the blog world I came upon this Homemakers Creed from The Time Warp Wife. It pretty well sums up just what I believe and am striving for and it is available as a freebie on her blog if you like it too 🙂
So now I am finally finding the joy (or choosing to find the joy!) in my daily tasks and I can think of them as happy moments too…. but don’t worry, there is still plenty of crochet happening here too!
::: Doing the dishes is probably my most disliked household job. I’m not even entirely sure why if I’m honest, which is ridiculous in itself. However, in a bid to help me choose joy, I am in the process of cheering up my sink area – bright colours, a little herb plant, crochet cloths, and a cute oversized teacup & saucer that acts as a ring keeper and washing up liquid holder. Small things really, but I can’t tell you how much it helps to get me motivated out there, and once I have some music on the repetitiveness of washing up is really quite relaxing, now I choose it to be!
::: Laundry I don’t think I have ever really minded doing, even if it is never ending and one little person can produce as much as 3 adults! Having recently lived 3 weeks without a working washing machine I have never been more grateful for this modern convenience and more thrilled by the sight of fresh laundry on the line!
::: Oh here are those happy crochet moments as promised… 😉 Some mandala love at last! The plan is to make maybe 3 more and turn them into a feature on one of our front room walls. Even better than this, is that the Mr seems quite keen on the idea!
::: A new & improved sandal pattern – prototype pair… Excited about these… Pattern coming in the next week or so!!! 🙂
::: Lastly some good old fashioned granny square appreciation! We were out and about yesterday an I needed something to I could do in waiting rooms/trains etc… I originally just intended this to be a colourful dish cloth or flannel… But I love it too much so now it will most likely become a cushion cover!
I missed my happy homemaker post yesterday but these have been some of my happy moments today 🙂