It is a good day today! My husband is at our other church for the usual round of Bible studies, pre-marriage counselling, ministerial meetings and pastoral visits. I have until late this evening to accomplish my slate of house chores, so can rest my ankle lots between tasks.
So, today for the first time in over 3 months I am cleaning my own house. BY MYSELF! Yahoo!!! It feels amazing! (yes, I know it is of no interest to anyone but myself, but, my blog, my subject choices, hoho)
Am I doing the best job? No. Am I getting every last detail taken care of and every last corner scrubbed out completely? No. I can't twist myself around in the contortions necessary to wash the floor behind the washer and dryer, I can't pull out the heavy 18 litre water jugs in the coat closet and I can't move all the furniture to vaccuum underneath. BUT I can move some of the furnture, I can squeeze in pretty close to the water jugs in the closet with the mop, all the mini spiders and their webs are gone from the kitchen and bathrooms (spiders are everywhere in this house at this time of year), and it is delightful to see and smell the "clean-ness". After a good break now I will complete the living room and bedrooms. Tomorrow I will clean the bathroom fixtures and mirrors before our weekend company arrives.
It feels good to be cleaning for company again.....cleaning things my own way......by myself.....aaaaaah......after so many months of not being able to do them, the most mundane chores become occasions to experience joy!