If you are a young mom engaged in the busyness of training and raising your young-in's, you may wish to stop reading this post now especially if you think parenting gets easier as your beloved children grow into adults.
Here is what I noticed at the end of the hallway upon waking this morning...
a closer inspection revealed this...
a note telling me she loves me and even includes and heart and a happy face...
oh... and a request
but there is more...
I follow the arrow...
What compassionate human being would not be moved by someone who cleaned nonstop into the wee hours of the morning tossing both clean and dirty laundry out of ones room into a pathetic, stinky heap at the end of the hall.
Now, if you are one of those extremely fortunate mom's that has a neat child, please don't tell me because I will be envious. I got a couple of messy kids and Abbey does messy better than most. Maybe it is linked to her artsy-ness ~ maybe it is pure sluggard-ness.
I gave her fair warning.
"Abbey, you have until Sunday night to clean your room.
First thing Monday morning, I'm going in."
Guess she thought this would buy her some time.
I will give her a few more days before I head in armed with giant Hefty bags.
Bright sun, cooler temperatures and lots of garage sales is how we enjoyed our Saturday morning.
I know God fills all my days with blessings but every once in a while he sets aside a special treat that I know is just for me.
A couple of weeks ago I saw on a blog a recipe for shortbread cookies that were made using a shortbread pan. I thought they were so pretty that I checked e-Bay and on-line stores thinking how much I would like to have one. Amazon currently has one listed for $34.50 and I thought that was too much to spend on something I didn't really need. How excited I was to find a brand new shortbread pan at a garage sale for a whopping two dollars!
I think it was sitting there just waiting for me to find it!
How about some new CD's @25 cents each.
And, a new radio/CD player for $10.00 (the seller was firm at $10.00)
A beautiful mirror for $7.00.
Two bags of potting soil for my needy African Violet's
A immersible blender so I don't almost explode my old blender when pureeing hot soup
A tiny little chopper for quick work in the kitchen (still looking for a full size food processor)
A book that I have been thinking about rereading. (last read The Hobbit in high school)
A brand new, very heavy cast iron pot from a lady that begins every recipe with a stick of butter and says 'oil' differently than I do.
All for a fraction of the original cost.
It felt like Christmas