Monday, March 24, 2008

Sensing my works value

My house is quite unorganized actually, I will admit that. My DH complains and I say I haven't got enough time to keep it organized.

This morning I realized why I do not have time to keep the house uncluttered and organized but instead have to run around like a headless chicken trying to find something at the last minute; because I do not take the time it actually takes to keep the house clean. It's as simple as that!

I am always stressed wanting more time but after reading a few very appropriate lines in Proverbs I realized I am doing it all wrong.

"She senses the worth of her work,
is in no hurry to call it quits for the day"
Pro31:18 The Message Bible
Reading that just made everything clear. Why do I stress and hurry all the time and always end up with a feeling that I need to do more. I leave things for the next day and the next day I leave it to the next and on it goes. All of a sudden I felt such pride in being able to take care of my home and my things. I cleared out the wardrobe and organized things that have beens lying around for way too long. And it feel so nice!

See; I do have the time, if I allow myself to make time and put aside things that are not important.

Do you take time to sense the worth of your work?

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Make yourself at home

"Make yourself at home", "The house is yours" common experssions used to make our guests feel at easy when they are visiting.

But do they? How much are you supposed to "take care of " your guests? I should probably put up a sign that says; " Welcome, make yourself at home but don't expect any special treatment" Because that is what I am like.

I will treat everyone with respect and in a caring way but I will not stress myself and treat you like a royal guest.

My husbands uncle is visiting us at the moment, he popped up like a clown in a box for the weekend and every time he comes it's the same thing. "Cook more food" , " N want this, N likes it like this..." etc. My MIL calls me to tell me to make more food, for us to eat there etc. He does eat a lot so my MIL is afraid I won't cook enough food. *lol*

And sure; while I think you should treat your guests, be it relative or not, with love and respect I am a firm believer that; whatever I have in my house is what I will offer. I will not go over mountains to get something for someone just because "they are my guest". And that is what I stick to but I am afraid I come out as this non caring woman who doesn't care for her guests which is not true. I do try to improve normal dinners and cook nice food etc to make sure my guests are comfortable. And that is also how I think your guest will feel more at home.

How do you treat your guests? Do you start stressing yourself about food and other non essential necessities only for your guests? How would you like to be treated when you visit someone? Do I sound too cruel? Tell me- I can handle the truth *lol*.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lets party with Mommies United!

Mega Launch Party!The Ultimate Blog Part is quickly being followed by another great party from Mommies United. Whoho!!!!!!!!!

I love a good party so of course I will have to participate and as poor coffee mama here didn't get to participate in the UBP she is participating in this one!!

The Mommies from Mommies United have lots of prizes for you to win.

Want to know a little about me? Well as you can see in the About me I am Swedish, live in Brazil, married to a Brasileiro with a wonderful little sweet son referred to as Choriço who is 4 years old. I work as a freelance writer and blog designer at RS Designs. Talking of designs this blog is about to get a face lift soon. I also blog about working at home on Making A Happy Life where you can find lots of resources for WAHM's.

I have recently discovered digital scrap booking and would love to play with hat but time isn't on my side. I love to photograph but rarely take the camera with me. I have a lousy memory and never remember peoples names or faces, I sleep too much, exercise less than I should, love chips and DietCoke. And I am terribly coffee addicted and sugar addicted. Actually I am a carb addict as well, no escaping that. I try to exercise regularly and drink lots of water daily but usually fail. *lol* My good qualities? I have a loving heart and I make wonderful cakes. :)

I try to live by Proverbs 31 but boy is that hard! I think I am doing pretty well though :)

Today is is about 25°C , wonderful weather, just perfect.

Tell me a little about yourself, have a coffee and make yourself at home! Have a great party!

Ps: with the redesign of this blog I am thinking of re-opening This Month's Mama so if you would like to get your spot here for a month in a well viewed position let me know! Ds :)

Friday, March 14, 2008

The new healthy me

This year is a very promising year I have to say. I started the year with some good job offers which is always nice. Then I read the wonderful book Love and Logic and have finally started to enjoy parenthood a little more. Not that I didn't enjoy it before but I have to say I was a little tired of the screaming monster I had her at home.

And now I have decided to become that healthy person I know I am but have been too lazy to take care of. I have let working take up my time and have not invested time in myself, hey even finding time to brush my teeth is hard, then something must be wrong right? I never take the time to drink a full cup of water when I do drink water and today I said to myself that it doesn't even take one minute to drink one small cup of water so why don't I try to make the most of that minute and relax while I drink it?

I also went to leave some fabric to one of my DH's clients who live two blocks away and after that I took a nice litte walk around the neighborhood. It was very nice but I could feel it made me tired. But I won't let that stop me, I will take an extra round now in the afternoon before I go to pick up my son. His nursery is about 2,5km from here, back and forth, so it is a short walk.

And my internet isn't orking either so this is posted from an internetcafé with a wonderful internet speed but horribly uncomfortable chairs to sit in.

Well it's Friday and that means Family time. We haven't got anything planned but I know what I will be doing if my Internet is working; work! :)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I'm a mother again

Oh yes, I am surely a mother again. Although not the kind of mother you'd expect me to be but a birdy mother. I am what you would call a substitute, one of our birds had a little baby on Saturday and she isn't feeding him so that's my job at the moment.

We knew she didn't take care of her babies before this one was born because the last one she had died after a day and we observed her and she didn't feed the baby so we didn't want the same thing to happen to this little one. So I have been getting up in the middle of the night to feed the little one and let me tell you; it is just like having a little baby. Except for the aching (if you know what I mean :) )

And except for that I am terribly busy at the moment. I have tried hopping around for the party but with this speed that I am on it's difficult to visit as many blogs as I'd like.

Choriço had a soar throat in the beginning of the week but he seems to be fine now. Thankfully I didn't have to take him to the Doc.

Oh and RS Designs have had a face lift! We are very happy about the new brighter look!

Now I just wish the weather could clear up a little, it's been raining the whole week...