After reading Debra's post yesterday titled, A Funeral for Suzy, I realized in a way I have been grieving the loss of being a full-time homemaker. When I started work back in November, I had no idea I would still be working outside the home six months later.
I find it hard. Hard to get things done that I previously had loads of time for. I haven't been able to read a good book in many months....I'd lost interest in just about everything and nothing seemed appealing. Spiritually I lost my center and didn't pray nor pick up my Bible for months. I have been in a stagnant place.
But I am beginning to come out of it. I am at a different stage of life right now. I would prefer to be home full-time and I will be again. How am I gonna make this happen?
~ I am going to keep clipping coupons and matching them to sale items at the grocery store.
~ I will plan my meals each week based on what's on sale, look for new quick & easy dishes and get my girls to help with the baking of treats.
~ I am going to create a plan for my homemaking and do a little each morning and each afternoon.
~ Save change in my big glass jug and tuck dollars back as I am able, while I keep contributing to my Christmas Club account.
~ Keep lights, computer, and various items off and/or unplugged when not in use.
~ Clean up the kitchen right after dinner.
~ Do one load of laundry each day.
~ Make Sunday a day of REST.
~ And, most importantly, trust God to make a way out of the workforce and back home full time.