It is a dull, dark day here, just as if I am wearing sunglasses indoors. In need of warmth and not wanting to put the central heating on, I have indulged in a large bowl of porridge with honey. Absolutely yum but doesn't make for a good blog visual.
Inspired by Thriftwood's recent post on her housework regime I have taken a new approach to maintaining a tidy home, which I describe as 'take it with you'. I have read about similar approaches to keep your house tidy on the basis of tiny steps, straightening a cushion before you leave the room, putting things back in the cupboard immediately after use, hanging clothes up as you take them off. Well I can tell you it is working a treat in keeping the clutter at bay, but as you may realise I am not your modern minimalist but a tidy vantage point with only what you need on display works for me.
My general housework regime is deal with it when it becomes noticeable, like this morning chatting to the builder and noticing the
I think my approach is very much captured in the following little ditty;
Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better to paint a picture, or write a letter, bake a cake, or plant a seed.
Ponder the difference between want & need.
Dust if you must, but there is not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb!
Music to hear, and books to read, friends to cherish & life to lead.
Dust if you must, but the world's out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
this day will not come round again.
Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
old age will come & it's not kind.
And when you go,
and go you must,
you, yourself, will
make more dust!