Being a homemaker

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These past 3 or 4 days I’ve been busy being the homemaker the Lord wants me to be, or at least trying to be. πŸ˜‰ Hubby is doing better, and today has really started doing more and more things on his own. He is getting full 40 hour work weeks, which is a huge blessing. And though what he is ‘doing’ is boring, his ankle is having the ability to heal and yet our finances won’t change. All I can say is THANK YOU LORD!!!

I look back at my week, and think what do I want to blog about? What have I done to blog about? And it seems like I haven’t done a lot, but that is not true. I have been a wife, mother and homemaker all week. I’ve kept my family feed, clothes cleaned, the house cleaned up and took care of my husband with a fractured ankle. The details of it all would probably be boring to the reader, but to my family they meant a lot, and I’m blessed by that.

I’ve also been able to do some fun things for me. I’ve been working on our Christmas cards, I’m making them completely by hand this year, and they are slowly coming together. I wish I could show pictures of my progress on here, but I can’t. My mom reads this blog and no peaking for her until the cards are done. πŸ˜‰ I’ve also started listening to my audio books again, which I really enjoy. Plus I’ve been able to do a bit of crocheting too (again, no pictures yet lol).

But don’t worry, I do still have some pictures to share. πŸ˜‰

I canned some strawberry jam last week. It’s about the only thing I ever can, I’m not much into canning. But hubby really enjoys homemade strawberry jam. I didn’t get to make any last year, so this year I doubled our batch. These are fresh out of the hot water bath, you can see I haven’t even wiped them down yet.

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And these are pictures of our first snow fall last week. We went to bed one night with a ‘slight chance’ of snow, and woke up to 3 inches on the ground. We weren’t too worried about it though, we knew it wouldn’t last. This week we are in the 50’s, sunny and snow free. πŸ˜€

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8 thoughts on “Being a homemaker”

  1. AllofaKindFamily

    I am so glad to read this update on your husband. It’s really wonderful that he has been able to work. The snow is beautiful πŸ™‚ Yummy, strawberry jam! I’ve been busy in the kitchen this past week, too. I just love the autumn season!

  2. Glad your hubby can still work in a different area and even though boring still working. Praying he heals well. I have strawberries in the freezer that need to be made into jam this week.

  3. Taking care of your family is so important. I know a lot of my family and friends don’t understand, but I’m busy almost all day. Doing all the things you mention in your post takes a lot of time and energy and at the end of the day I’m tired. Your jars of jam look great and I bet taste great too. Looking forward to seeing what you are crocheting. Take care, Heather

  4. Praise God that Paul is doing well and able to work too. God is so good. “Doing things” doesn’t necessarily mean creating anything materially. Creating a happy home and contented spouse and children is the best “creation” there is and of course to do that you are always “doing something” there is never a dull moment. Praying for all of you every day. Love, Auntie Ella

  5. I’d say you have been very busy, but with good things. Family is most important after Jesus. I would say I won’t peak if you want to show the cards and crocheting, but I think I would “accidently” probably look. hahaha Sorry everyone. That Jam looks so good. I’m not really into strawberries, but that looks really good to try. Your an awesome homemaker. I can feel it when I enter your home. Glad to hear Paul’s hours were not cut. And so happy his ankle is healing. Love

  6. I was thinking about all the little daily jobs too. They take up a lot of time, and they are so important. Mary at Mary’s LIttle Corner in the Woods had a post about that this week too. I think you’d like it.

    Today I was not happy to do all the ironing, cooking, folding, cleaning. I knew I had an attitude problem, but couldn’t fix it. I’m so thankful the Lord is patient with me.

    I’m glad that your husband has full time work even with a broken ankle. What a blessing!

    We have no space for a treadmill either, but we got one that kind of folds up. It’s in an awkward place in the study, put diagonally so it will just fit when it’s down and in use. When we’re not using it and it’s folded up, it’s in the way, but not very much.

    Movement is good even without working up a sweat. I have a note on my fridge that reminds me, β€œIf you want either perfection or nothing, you’ll get nothing every time.”

    Have a blessed weekend!

  7. Hi JoAnn. I’m so glad you get the opportunity to be a full-time mother and wife. That is such a blessing and not everyone who wants to can do that. I wish I could do it again, but leave that in God’s hands and timing. That is not what He has for me right now and I am so glad for my job and the benefits that come with it to provide for our family, and I am so glad for my dh who is willing to be home doing his thing there when I have to be here.

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