My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint. ~Erma Bombeck
August cranked up to be a pretty busy month. Since the house is on the market, I have been having to tend to household duties, like making the bed and making sure there are no dirty dishes in the sink--it's like housekeeping boot camp --or retraining. I have also been doing some thorough cleaning, sorting and packing and I am pleased to say that I have been able to stay on task. I even cleaned the oven--which was pretty scary, but while I was polishing the stove, I imagined how nice it would be for the new family to have a sparkling clean stove to cook on in the first day in their new home. Maybe I was being a little too idealistic, but it helped me to push on with a thoroughly boring chore.
August is fair time and I normally enter a lot of items from my garden. This year my garden suffered from neglect and I had fewer things to enter. I felt guilty, like I had abused my own little family. However, I am happy to have entered some art.
I have also been looking at homes to buy which can be an emotional experience, but I am trying to just have fun with it and trust that when the time comes to make a decision, God will help me make it. My normal mode is to lock in on scenarios like a heat-seeking missile and decide how these situations should come out, so I get flustered when things don't work according to plan or if I am offered a whole new set of options; I have trouble making a plan "B".
The painting, White Rabbit, is one I finished 3 years ago, but it never got photographed. There were some things about it I wasn't happy with but I solved the problems by adding the foliage, which I did in one painting session. Voile! A new painting to show in my blog and at the fair.