It is Friday morning again, and I am rushing around the house finishing one thing after the other, in order to be able to tick them off of my to-do-lists. Because, for me, the best way to get a lot done, is to have a list. And the funnest part with having a list, is to be able to tick things off of it as they get done!
The last days somehow turned out extremely busy, with the result that I was not able to “help” my Friday-load at all on those days, leaving me with all the laundry, cleaning and cooking today. Hence the long list…
One of the things already ticked off on my list is “clean bathrooms”. Pretty quickly done. The thing next to it on the list, is “do laundry”. Now, tell me, I am on the second load, hung the first one on the upstairs balcony, but there are still at least two more loads to go, so, – when do I get to make that little “v” on my list that gives me so much pleasure??? I mean, I could of course write “do laundry” four times, and then get to tick it off after every load, but that would look a little funny, wouldn’t it?
So, dear friend out there, – if you have ever pondered the same thing, I have the great joy to share with you a solution I came up with this morning! 😉 I am just making a little mark next to the “do laundry” thing on my list, and then I can each time get to tap myself on the back, even though I am not quite done with all the laundry yet! So, there you go, – You’re welcome! 🙂
I would not be telling the truth if I said I like cleaning. I would much prefer going out for coffee with a friend (*an example that easily comes to mind as one of the other moms at school suggested we would do that this morning…). But, I really, really enjoy a clean house! I find joy in the thought of empty laundry baskets, of all the things ticked off my list, walking around barefoot inside without feeling sand under my feet, looking at a mirror with no water-drop-marks as I wash my hands. The little pleasures in life, huh?
And all those things make for a very enjoyable weekend. The family will be home, we have guests invited, there will be enough food on the table, the different rooms are clean and ready to be played in, lived in, – messed up once again, but that’s OK, I know they were clean for Shabbat… 😉
So, as I go around cleaning, finishing room after room, the mantra in my head is that I am preparing for an enjoyable Shabbat, a wonderful weekend for my family and our guests. As I have said before, Shabbat comes either way, but it sure is much more enjoyable when you are ready for it! And, boy, am I ready for Shabbat this week!! What a blessing this day is! Just to be! To have time! How absolutely wonderful! I am really thankful for Shabbat!
But hey, I need to rush back to prepare for it! Just wanted to wish you all a Shabbat Shalom and s Wonderful Weekend!