Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Monday, August 8, 2011

That Time of Year Again

Well, it's that time of year again when the school year is getting ready to ramp up into overdrive. While we never really stop schoolwork completely, our summer is a pretty light load with more reading than anything. Many of our extra activities get put on hold also for the summer so that we get some sort of break. However, now is the time to make a plan and since both of the girls have a pretty heavy load. So, we are spending the week getting the house in order and streamlined. Things go much more smoothly around here when I can clean the house in one day rather than doing the same things day after day. Since the girl's educational activities this year will have us away from the farm 2 days a week or so and then there is church on Sunday and church activities Sunday nights we need to be super organized and clutter free to maintain the house and farm without me going nuts! Each room of the house is getting a good going through with the trash bag and the get rid of box. It will be a busy week. During the summer we are so exhausted from the heat that clutter can get the best of us. There is also the canning to do and garden to maintain, so basic cleaning is about all that we can manage. Unfortunately, this means that things get pretty out of order and chaotic. I cannot stand out of order and chaotic, it simply drives me nuts. Although to be honest sometimes I am just too busy to notice how chaotic the house has gotten until I take a deep breath, sit down and then, what happened around here! So, now is the time because later will just not be good. My plan for the week is to get everything with the house streamlined and finish planting for fall crops and then clean up the corn field. If I get all that done I will be a happy, happy woman. So ladies and it that time of year for you too? Grab your trash bags and donation boxes...ready, set, clean!!!!Blessings from the farm, Kat

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