Our labor has begun for the next few weeks. If you want my honest truth straight from my heart thoughts, I'll give it to you... messes like this stress me out and put me in panic mode.
That was one thing that made me loco while raising our boys. A messy house and messy yard. All is well in my world if things around me are clean and tidy.
Go figure. 🤦
How does a family with six boys maintain a clean house and yard? I don't know, somehow we just made it happen.
This weekend will be spent scraping, priming and hopefully a finish coat on at least two sides of our home. We shall see...
Tonight my body is exhausted from trying to be the master weed-eater in this yard, with a little bit of mowing, pressure washing, the gym, tending to fences that needed to be mended, a load of laundry, and remembering to drink water and go to the bathroom.
This does not include the many trips my mom and dad made to the barn, or to the basement to put things away for the winter.
I felt like a ping pong ball in a machine bouncing from one thing to another trying to get to each thing that needed to get done.
Tonight as I speak, Tom is out on a ladder making things happen with a paintbrush after a long day at work. I kind of envy those who can hire things to be done by professionals.
I mean how easy would that be to make a phone call, almost snap your fingers and your house be painted, or your yard be cleaned up and tidied by a work crew?
Ahhh, the rewards when we are done with our blood sweat and tears at the end of a long day are worth every step taken to make it happen. When I get to heaven I will definitely have these things done for me.
But for now we will enjoy that we are able-bodied to do this labor by ourselves, with our own two feet on this glorious, Labor Day weekend!