Friday, May 30, 2008

I will not eat the bread of idleness.

A Wife of Noble Character

[c] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

I'm taking one step at a time, and today I will not eat the bread of idleness.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Updated to do list

Here is today's updated list...

  • Make guest bed
  • Sweep and mop kitchen
  • Vacuum upstairs and down
  • Type up kit instructions
  • Transfer Ellie's laundry
  • Empty dishwasher
  • Clean table and counters

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


It's not even 10:30 yet and I've already made more progress than I made all day yesterday. Hooray!

I'm about to head into town to get stuff for tomorrow's class at the scrapbooking store, and as of right now the sheets on my bed have been changed, the bed has been made, I've got the dishwasher running, the washing machine is running, and Ellie and I are both up and dressed. I've even blogged this morning (on MIM and our family blog, in addition to this one).

So I'd say it's a good day so far!

Off to town with us!

I had a list

I had a list of things to do yesterday to get the house back in order after my parents left. Guess how many things I got done from that list?


I hate days like that.

So today I'm aiming to do better. Here's my list (with a few extras added on):
  • Change sheets
  • Make guest bed
  • Put sheets in crib
  • Wash laundry
  • Fold/put away Mt. Washmore
  • Sweep and mop kitchen
  • Vacuum upstairs and down
  • Pick up supplies at KBD and kit tomorrow's class

Think I can get it all done?