I am sitting here at my dining room table making a shopping list and sipping on a hot cup of coffee while the washer and dryer are laboring on their first loads of the day. There is much to be done...
For the past several weeks I have battled a sinus infection, right ear infection, bronchitis, depression and feeling totally overwhelmed. I have wanted to declutter my home for a couple of years now. I have also wanted the rooms of my little bungalow to have a fresh coat of paint. The problem with all these wants? I have to do them all by myself! No help, hence the overwhelmed feeling leading to depression.
We received a call from my husband's eldest daughter, Susan; she and her husband and three daughters wish to come and visit and stay at our place. Yikes!!!
Depression, I believe, causes dirt, dust and yuck to accumulate. It also causes nasty films to appear on bathroom walls, sinks, toilets, tubs and floors, as well as, every window in a home. Corners become a catch all for every tracked in leaf, pine needle or freshly mowed grass! Dust bunnies become full grown brown camouflaged RABBITS and they multiply....quickly! Doors become so smudged and dirty that one cannot really remember the original color. Yep...depression is a dirty business!
Cure for the depression nasties....A visit that includes a beautiful young granddaughter adopted from China and THE set of familial longed for twin cuties that one has never personally met. Yep...that will get one's depressed hinny off the couch and into frantic action!!! :)
While I was sick...the bathroom got painted, curtains got made, the impassable computer room was decluttered and scrubbed until it shined. As I was healing from all my ailments...each room suffered the same fate of an unexpected visit! Walls, woodwork and floors washed. Ceilings, furniture, knick knacks dusted. Windows cleaned. Doors scrubbed. My little bungalow is almost ready for all the pink that will be flooding my home this Wednesday!
Yesterday was clean my son's room day. Oy Vay!!! I have never seen so much dust! No wonder he wakes up with a stuffy nose! After debriding his floors, window and behind every piece of furniture--I do believe that his room was and is painted with a lighter color than what I have been seeing for the last year or so! We packed up all his prized possessions and put them (temporarily) in the attic. Legos and 18 month olds do not go well together. I must say that I am amazed that I do not like the sparseness of his room. All that makes my son's room reflect my son is gone....I would rather have the Legos, Nerf guns, sports paraphernalia covering his room....It communicates life! My son's life! So, I am not going to moan when everything comes back down from the holding space between me and the sky. I kind of miss it!!!
Today is errand day...Good Will, Moore's Expression, Dollar store, BJ's and Walmart. Well, at least I will be out of the house!
Here I am running around trying to make my little world clean, fresh and orderly....the world around me seems to be falling apart. Egypt, Syria, and even the streets of my own country seems to be joining the chaotic party! I was sort of wandering what would cause turmoil in America----and of course, it would be a racial issue. Sigh...Governments are falling and the disgruntled of USA are flooding the streets over a media frenzied racially charged murder case that ended in a not guilty verdict. We are so.....American!
Babies are being killed everyday in abortion clinics and there is no real outcry! Our sports figures, celebrities, and government officials are paid so much money that it is sickening while our military, teachers, firemen, policemen, and other public servants are barely hanging on with no relief in sight. Our country (and world for that matter) is going down and going down fast!!! Come Lord Jesus, Come!
While our privileged are being pampered....our poor are praying. Praying for food...to make it to the end of the month...for jobs.... This may not be such a bad thing though....at least they are looking for God to supply their needs. I do believe the harvest IS ripe, not only in the USA, but also the world. Watch closely....times like these are just what satan is looking for in order to bring out the Antichrist. What better place to start but in America! The richest, most spoiled and pampered country in all the world!