Monday, October 4, 2010

Making My Home A Haven Challenge Week 1

It is week 1 of the Making Your Home a Haven Fall Challenge. Here is this week's challenge: Go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home. I will be starting mine in the morning! But you can start yours at dinner time. Do what makes sense for your family. I will be placing mine in the kitchen - the main hub of my home. Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home.

 I am participating in the Making Your Home a Haven challenge.  Week 1 says to light a candle everyday and pray for peace in your home every time it catches your eye. 

I've got my candle lit in the kitchen on the counter.  It's a good smelling candle too. :-) 

Reading Courtney's post this morning I asked myself which home am I in? Home #1 or #2.  Realistically I am in Home #1.  I so desperately want to live in a home like #2 but it's taking a lot of will power.  I am so quickly sucked in by my computer or my phone that I neglect my home and my responsibilities.  

Sure there is always a good hot meal on the table and the dishes are always done, but the rest of the house? It's pretty sad.  If I spent more time off this computer and phone I'd get a lot more done.  Yesterday I started trashing things that were cluttering up my house.  Clutter that's what it is.  

There is an overload of toys, clothes, and mail in my home.  Yeah that's right...mail.  I check the mail open what I need to open and leave the rest on the desk.  There are piles of mail everywhere.  I really need to go through it.  

I successfully got rid of a whole lot of many the boys can actually close their toy box now, next is clothes.  I've got a mountain to fold and put away.  We went through all the closets, dressers, and storage boxes that haven't been unpacked in...a year!!!! UGH!!!!  I definitely don't want all this clutter in the new house so out it goes.

I think my final push of motivation to get this done came yesterday morning.  We raced around the house searching for a shoe.  He had one on and couldn't find the other one...ANYWHERE!  We were late for church and Randy didn't even make it to Sunday School because he couldn't find his shoe.  Oh we still haven't found it!  I was so angry and frustrated.  Not with him but with myself...I took it out on him foolishly.  Even though I knew it wasn't his fault and that I should be the one keeping the house in order and having things ready so we don't have to rush around and be late.  I was so angry with myself my heart hurt.  I was in church crying over the state of my home.  

I don't want this anymore, I don't want this kind of chaos and clutter.  I want a clean, organized home.  So off the computer for me.  I'll update on how much I get done today. 

Have a blessed day!


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