Home Keeping: Real Life
Good Morning! In my ongoing quest to keep things real around here, I thought I'd show you some photos of my living room/kitchen this morning.
The kitchen is not too bad. Dishes that dried overnight and will be put away today, this is normal for us. We rarely wash, dry, put away. Usually we load the dishwasher, hand wash items, and allow them to dry on the counter and then put away later. Unless we are having company. The other counter has paper plates, and someone has crumpled a grocery bag and tucked it in by the jar with coffee pods!
We are showing a friend episodes of Downton Abbey weekly so they will know what's going on when we all go see the Downton movie in September.
Pillows that were moved, a throw blanket...Watson doesn't seem to mind does he?
The side table next to my usual seat. Physical therapy papers, a deck of cards from playing Go Fish with Kamryn on Sunday, and earbuds.
And just to keep it really real - on the coffee table are Amazon purchases that our friend made (he's on the road during the week so his packages come here) rice socks and towels for heat for my back and hips, a plastic tub with all kinds of fun kid activities. We got this out of the coffee table on Friday night when we had guests with preschoolers over.
It hasn't been put away yet, because I need to sort through the items stored in the coffee table to fit the tub back in, and right now its hard for me to sit on the floor. The other plastic bin on the floor holds family photos. I was looking through that one for a certain photo the other night, and it is stored on a high shelf in my closet. I must get one of the kids or Tim to put it away and I forgot to ask. Later today it will be done.
Oh, and those are my shoes!
None of this is a big mess and will only take minutes to tidy, but yesterday was a PT session (rather than just the exercises at home) and I was very sore all day. I did get to the post office, the bank and get Sarah to and from work, but other wise I put heat on my back and hips, and read and watched a few shows.
The physical therapy is working, I can tell the difference in my mobility, but the left hip/leg is super tight. It'll take some time.
Oh and a happy update: Sweet Ada is home! We're all so thankful that God's plan for Ada was life! She was gravely ill! Her family are so thankful for your prayers, and I am, too!
Now, I must get tidying. I need to take the van to get new front tires, and stop by our accountants office to pick up paperwork.
Have a HAPPY day, friends.