(Returning Home by Daniel Ridgeway Knight)
I puttered around the house today tackling a few small odd jobs that often get neglected in the rush of daily life. I took my time and enjoyed bringing order and beauty to our home sweet home.
Over the last three weeks, I have had alot of time to examine my life, to ask questions of myself, and to ponder these things in my heart.
I worked for nearly a year part-time outside the home and during that time meals were whatever was quick and easy, my home suffered as I was in too much pain and too tired to do all the things I usually did. And frugality? Well that was done away with almost entirely.
Now, I am in no pain since my surgery and my heart is once again turned homeward. I want to get back to being frugal and enjoying the simple pleasures in life. I want to once again enjoy cooking and baking from scratch, working in my yard, crafting, and be content and peaceful.
I want to continue to learn new things in the art of homemaking. There is so much one can do at home! I am choosing to look at it as a grand adventure, this return to frugality.
Having worked outside the home, I am more thankful than ever to be a homemaker...
From my homemaking heart to yours,