Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Musings on Cleaning Day...

Yesterday was cleaning day.

As my little lady worked her way through puzzles, danced to Disney tunes, and cooked up a storm in her Hytta, I washed and dried two loads of washing, changed bedding, dusted, hoovered and bleached.

Monotonous work. 

But time to think.

And sometimes its helpful to just log what you're thinking, and realise those disjointed thought processes are the stuff of my little world right now...

* Thinking how thankful I am that my big girl has settled so well into nursery
* Thinking how pretty washing looks while drying on a sun-kissed line
* Thinking that the caterpillars killing my broccoli are annoying, but also rather adorable...
* Thinking that the girl's playhouse is our own little piece of Norway in the back garden
* Thinking that getting into crisp, fresh bedding is one of the best feelings in the world
* Thinking that I love September sunshine
* Thinking about lovely friends and hard situations
* Thinking that watching our 18-month-old running round the garden with a tablecloth over her shoulders singing "Let it go!" is just about one of the cutest things I've ever seen.
* Thinking that its a shame the library is closed on Mondays
* Thinking that when I isolate all those little thoughts, I realise how very blessed I am... 

And then I'm left not just thinking, but thankful...

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


  1. Aww, so gorgeous Claire! Isn't it amazing how sometimes the simplest, most mundane of activities give us cause to wonder on the very smallest parts of life? And how sometimes they are the things that cause us the most happiness! This is one of my favourite verses too. Thankyou for reminding me of it today! :) xx

  2. Just lovely to read before I start picking apples the whole day. I am glad all is well with you all. lots of love x x x

  3. It seems like you are enjoying every day in the house with your daughter even if it is just an ordinary cleaning day. Some people may find the task of cleaning to be quite stressful, but you are different from them, and you find cleaning to be fun and enjoyable. Thanks for sharing the experience!

    Courtney Morris @ Onyx Cleaning


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