Do you do things the way your gg grandmother's did or do you use the modern world for getting your chores done? I use old fashioned ways what many would say are hard ways of doing things. My husband likes it this way since it saves him so much money each week. It takes longer & is more difficult but as the saying goes idle hands are the devil's workshop! I try to stay busy at all times of the day so because I feel I'm doing what the Lord calls me to do. How about you?
Last Edit: Jun 9, 2012 14:44:55 GMT -5 by daughteroftheking
Hi there! You know, I think you have hit on something very important about staying busy. I have found lately that I am trying to stay busier here at home, take on more deep cleaning than I have done in the past.
For me, this has all come as such a joy, and that's the thing I'm really finding satisfying about it. My mom stayed home when I was a child, but I did not always stay home. However, about three years ago God showed my husband and I that we needed to make some serious changes in our lives, and since then I quit work, we pulled our kids out of public school, my husband has started doing family devotions, lots has changed!
I am finding so much joy and fulfillment in being a keeper at home. Its so important, and I hope to teach my daugther these lessons so she will have joy in her role as a future wife and mother!
Post by headcovering on Jun 10, 2012 7:07:53 GMT -5
Cooking is my specialty! i can cook just about anything if i have the cook book handy. I make at least 1 meal a day almost every day. Breakfast or lunch, or breakfast and lunch! But i really really like it. It is just so fun! jordyn ;D
I love to cook. Cleaning is something that I am working on, but generally, I like, but I don't love it. I hang my laundry on the clothesline, something that I really enjoy and is easy to do in Arizona with almost everyday being full of sunshine. I do use a dishwasher sometimes, but if I can keep up with my dishes, it is not a necessity. I try to only use it when I get behind. I am trying to stay busy with profitable things, but it is something I have struggled with. God has been helping me greatly in the past few weeks since I deleted my Facebook account. I spent WAY too much time on there, and the people who really cared that I was leaving have kept in contact via phone and email.
"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14
For clothes-cleaning, we do have a washing machine which we use, and a dryer which we don't use, except in the middle of winter (like now) when it's raining. Where we used to live, we had a Hills-Hoist (if you're not sure what it is, Wikipedia says it's a "Height-adjustable rotary clothes line" invented in Adelaide, South Australia [where I live] - almost everyone has them) in the middle of our back yard. Things dry really well on that. When we moved, our new house doesn't have a Hills-Hoist, just a couple of bits of rope-type stuff across the side verandah. That's not so good as it's under cover, meaning it doesn't get any sun or wind, but the rain still gets through. So everything takes a long time to dry. When we have the same items of clothing on the line for 3 days and it's still wet, that's when we use the dryer!
We use a vacuum cleaner for carpeted areas (basically just bedrooms), and a broom for everywhere else (most of the house). Once a week we wash the floors, that is the non-carpeted areas. This involves a mop and a bucket of soapy water. Dusting is done with a bit of cloth. Actually, I'm wondering whether there are actually 'modern' ways for doing the rest of the household chores?
We have an oven with an electric stove-top. It was not our choice and what was here when we moved in. It's a very bad oven, it burns at the back and doesn't cook at the front, and I find it difficult to cook on an electric stove (we had a gas one at our old house). We have a combustion heater and an open fireplace - Dad wants to replace the combustion heater with a wood oven/stove/thing. I agree. We have some friends from church/homeschooling group who have one of these and the food tastes nicer on it!