Monday, February 9, 2009

A not-so-subtle hint

It is no secret that I love books. I love to read books, buy books, look at books. So Friday when I was at the outlet mall with my sister and parents, we went into the bookstore. I found some books for the kids and a couple for myself and then noticed a rack at the front that was clearance priced. Every book on there was $1! I immediately went to see what treasures I could find.

I found two books that sounded good. I skimmed through them and they looked like ones I would like to read so I bought them. It was a very busy day on Friday and I didn't get a chance to look more closely at them until Saturday night. The more I looked at them, I better I liked them. Then last night, I realized they were both about the same subject. I wonder if God is trying to tell me something? The titles are "Happy Housewives" and "Queen of the Castle". :) They are both down-to-earth books about enjoying and succeeding at this profession of motherhood.

I will be honest. I like that I am able to stay home but have not "felt" like I liked it. I know that I don't want to work outside of the home but I have not enjoyed my role as homemaker. So yes, these books are very timely. And yes, I do believe God is telling me something and giving me some tools to make some changes. I have been acting like a spoiled brat - if not outwardly, definitely inwardly. I'm working on that attitude.

I have not been able to keep up with the spring cleaning for normal people. What does that say about me? :) I have been able to keep up with the bathroom, laundry and keeping the floors clean and that is about it. I hope to figure out a way to accomplish more but I might just have to do mine in the summer. In the meantime, if you'd like to continue with the series, check out Biblical Womanhood for the next assignment!

1 comment:

Christy Holliday said...

Love your honesty!! Glad to know you struggle too. Being at home is HARD! Worth it, but hard!