Friday, November 13, 2009

If you came to my house today..................Thanks Coffee gal!

If you came to my house today.........

Outside you'd see the tiny layer of our first snowfall.
Inside the fire would be going and the coffee pot on. (Well not really on, because did you know that leaving a coffee pot on uses tons of electricity!)But there would be coffee and vanilla creamer. Yes only vanilla, we're plain that way.
My dishes would be done. Counters clean too.
My laundry would be done.
Floors swept and maybe even mopped.
Beds made.
Toys picked up.
Desk in order and papers filed neatly away.

But before you hate me I want you to know me too.

I'm just a cleaning type of girl. If I came to your house I may just start sweeping for you or fold the laundry on the couch. It's just fun to me.

But before you hate me I want you to know me.

Just because my house is always clean and organized doesn't mean I'm not sometimes mostly a mess.

If you came to my house today.......

You might find my husband sitting outside worrying about his day. He is unemployed and worried about his future.
It might be chilly in the basement because the fire doesn't reach there and I'm too worried about the electric bill to use the heaters too much.
Kitchen's clean, but I probably am feeling guilty for not eating a better breakfast.
And as my two younger girls and I sit down to school in the office, we may have some tears from my struggling reader or we may choose to just color our turkeys all day.

I hope that if you came today you wouldn't think you were at house that had it all together. It may look neat but we're a mess. And that's okay! I love our mess and the knowledge of the ONE who is bigger than it.
Thanks for coming and wasn't the coffee good? Isn't vanilla the best?


mimi said...

Vanilla creamer sounds yummy right now! I wish that you could come over and help me get my house in order. We have tears over school work too...for us lately, it's math. Ugh.

Thanks for reminding me to be aware of how we use electricity!

Irritable Mother said...

Hey, do you want to come to my house today?
I don't have coffee or vanilla creamer. (We don't drink coffee here.) But there's a coffee shop down on the corner.
I'm doing laundry and haven't started folding it - there's lots!
I just wiped one kitchen counter, but there is plenty of other stuff to do there.
And the dog is shedding, so the floors need to be swept. Again.
Yes, I have tons of stuff to keep you happy at my house. Wanna come over? *grin*

Gretchen said...

Love your transparent heart. Perfect people and perfect lives do not exist. But I know that sometimes it's comforting to have order over the things we can control.'s godly to have order. Blessings to your family.

Kellie said...

You had me at vanilla creamer.

You sure are going through a rough patch, but I love how you are keeping your eyes focused on the Lord!

Thanks for playing today O Mom. I thoroughly enjoyed coming to your house today!

Happy Weekend!

JenB said...

Hey, maybe you could come help ME clean! ha!

Enjoyed my visit! Your openness is refreshing.

Carrie B said...

Oh dear. No, I did not know that about the coffee pot. Yikes.

I like your style...I sometimes get a bad rap for my house always being picked up, neat and clean. It's just how I roll.

Here's to us tidy ones. :)

Such The Spot said...

Honest to goodness I want to come visit now. What a cozy picture you've painted of a little house all warm for it's family. A picture perfect image of my favorite season of all.

And PS. I'll keep your hubby and his job situation in my prayers.

Candace Chaney said...

I wish you could come to my house and help me with my laundry. I love this post. You're a neat and clean mess. I think we are all like that in some ways. But I still wish you could come help me with my laundry. :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I love to clean too! It's who I am. But believe me...there are days that things are a wreck.

I'm sorry about your husband's joblessness. I know that is a tough road. Hang in there...

Sandy said...

I love your transparency & that you really do love the neatness & cleaning. God makes all of us unique & gives us different abilities & "bents". How boring it would be if we were all alike.
I can't imagine the struggles you must be going through as a family with your hubby unemployed. Not only is it financially difficult, but most men derive much of their "worth" from being able to provide for their family. I pray that God will grow all of you through this. I also know the dilemma of having a child who struggles in learning. But as a "Seasoned Sister" I can tell you that God can do amazing things in a child's life as they get older.
Thank you for inviting us into your home today!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

I am trying to get caught up on all the fun posts I missed while on vacation! I would love to come over to your house... even though I'm late, will you still have me?

And I don't think you're a mess. I think you're normal. And I am hoping that your hubby gets a wonderful job offer very, very soon.