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365 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BEING MARRIED!

#337: Organizing May 3, 2012

Last weekend I was organizing a bit.  I put all the spices in baskets and labeled the tops.  I also cleaned out the cabinet with pots and pans, got rid of pans we don’t use and labeled where they go.

I said to husband, “Isn’t it great to be organized?”

He said, “I like everything where it is.”

Au contraire husband!  Organizing is all about liking where it is.  Only, where it is may be a new and improved spot.  But once a new system is in place, he’ll always know where to find things.

 

#336: Being a nurturer May 1, 2012

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I am a nurturer.  This is helpful as a wife and mother.  I like taking care of people and animals.  Luckily I get to do that a lot in taking care of my husband, son and 2 cats.  I am truly concerned for their health and well-being.  I pray for them and try to help them in any way I can.

 

#323: Mr. Fix-it April 18, 2012

My husband continues to impress me.  Our shower doors were getting stuck all the time so my husband took the doors out and put in a shower curtain instead.  It is so much easier to get in and out.  I didn’t realize how stressful it was.  I told myself that I would need to get a nice shower curtain to make it look nice. When he showed it to me I saw that he had picked out an attractive navy blue curtain with bronze hooks.  He picked the hooks to match the bronze colored shelves in the bathroom.  I was so pleased.  Not only is he Mr. Fix-it but he also has a great eye for decorating.  It’s a masculine decorating but that’s ok.  Why should the entire house be pink!

 

#320: Cleanliness is next to Godliness April 15, 2012

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 7:1

Although most of the Bible references to cleanliness deal with spiritual over physical cleanliness, I know that God wants me to keep a clean house.  With all the things the Proverbs 31 wife is doing, I know that when “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks,” some of these tasks involve cleaning her home.  Cleaning is not something I terribly enjoy but I know that while I’m doing it it’s not so bad and I love having a clean house and how it looks and smells after I clean it.  Looking into the future, I see myself focusing on de-cluttering and organizing and then cleaning will become a focus.  Of course, it’s all about balance. Cleaning is just one of the essential things in keeping up a home.  There’s also shopping, cooking, organizing, decorating, yard work, finances, etc.  All of these things need to be done.  We all excel in one or another but it all needs to get done.  I pray that I have the discipline to do all that I can and that my hands bring  balance, joy, order and harmony to my home.

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#319: Having a functional home April 14, 2012

My goal is to have a functional home.  In terms of cleanliness that means balance: clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy.  🙂  My husband and I work full-time and we don’t have a maid.  Between errands, chores, shopping, cooking, laundry, yard work, etc. it’s hard to get it all in.  Plus, we have been working out and we do need some down time.  So we try to have a sane and healthy approach which is do the best we can!  You can’t eat off the floor in our house but it’s not too bad!  🙂

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Clean House (Photo credit: Threthny)

 

#316: My husband is the CEO of our family April 11, 2012

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Kennedy marriage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He’s the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) – head of the family, leader

He’s the CTO (Chief Transportation Officer) – he drives us around

He’s the CSO (Chief Security Officer) – he’s the protector and in charge of safety

He’s the CTO (Chief Technology Officer)  – he buys the computers, defrags my system (whatever that is!)

I am the COO (Chief Operating Officer) – I get a lot of the “stuff” done (cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.)

I am the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) – I keep the budget and pay the bills

I am the CBO (Chief Beauty Officer) – in charge of decorating and organizing (ok, I made that one up!)

And finally, I am definitely the CIO (Chief Information Officer) with all my talking!

 

#308: Staying Organized April 3, 2012

1946 (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)”]New Mexico. Mrs. Fidel Romero Proudly Exhibits...Want to hear a secret?  After I finish all 365 things I love about marriage, my new hobby will be organizing.  (Maybe after organizing, cleaning will become my hobby!) The blog I Heart Organizingis the thing that tipped me over the edge into my new hobby.  Visually the blog is neat and clean, white background and bright colors.  The look and feel of it won me over.  So did its great ideas.  It makes organizing fun.  Check it out!