Trying this post again, the previous one had pages worth of indents and as I had not saved it elsewhere, I needed to find the words and copy and paste into a document and THEN we’ll see if it works!!!
A FB friend asked today what tedious task can we make joyful. I am not sure I’m entirely joyful when I fold socks or put away clean dishes (NOTE: I need to do that!) or cook dinners I know were similar to ones I just made. But, I do find contentment in seeing those piles of tidy laundry ready to be put away, the dishwasher empty for a brief few moments, and the feeling of accomplishment when a dinner turns out
like similar to the recipe. I was reading parts of an old book, The Feminine Mystique. I am so akin to those women. I do like being a stay at home mom, I actually like some housework, but is that all there is?? (isn’t that a song?) Is contentment joy? I like rain, so maybe I need more of it?
I do think I’m not feeling entirely joyful at the moment. WP is going wonky..or is it the computer? At any rate, I’m going to post this and hope it does so!! Besides, Little Bear is due back soon and I need to ask him to get me some thumbtacks for a project I’m working on. I’ll share that in my next post!
I did have a surprisingly nice mom’s day. It was better than any ‘holiday’ since my return last fall. One of the most awesome things happened even before I got out of bed. The Craftsman, who is 6’2″, decided to finally clean the kitchen and laundry room windows both inside and out. WOW!!! What a difference! Little Bear has commented on it often since the cleaning and even The Craftsman wondered why it took him so long to do it. (He’s also decided he might clean the other windows, I’m not going to hold my breath! I wanted these done after I got back when Mum died. I’m a tad short to reach most of the inside windows and well, heights are a bit unnerving!) The rest of the day was nice, but wonky. I had planned on having the MiL come down for dinner, the son decided to have his mom come down for lunch. So, at noon, I rushed to get it ready and we were able to eat by 130pm. My glucose had been low and then jumped very high cuz I was busy and I’d crunched glucose tablets so I could do stuff. I’d also told Strider his grandma would be at the house for dinner (she won’t answer his calls, she doesn’t recognize the number!) and he wasn’t able to talk to her.
Little Bear purchased me a tiny point and shoot. I need another camera chip because the little one is good for some things, the older one is better for others. Moving the chip back and forth makes the ‘information’ on the chip difficult to decipher (I need to look carefully at the dates to open up the right files of photos). I took a LOT of photos to play with it, I need to take more. The allium in the window is rather good, although I’m not sure why the water in the glass turned brown!!! The older camera, by 9 years, did better with the bees and the kerria japonica.