Care For Your Home (Small Change #9)

This is the season in my life where being a homemaker is one of my priorities. Yes, I miss dressing up to go to work, or the cubicle which had piles of paper that I wanted to burn instead of file, or organizing events here and there. But for now, I am where I need to be.

And I love it!

I love being a homemaker. Most of the time, I enjoy taking care of our little home. Except for some house chores that I wished I didn't need to do.

Right after we got married, Jed and I moved to our own apartment. A year later, we found ourselves in Cebu. And now we are here in Bangkok. And I can say our "home" gets better every time we move.

I am a homebody. I do stay in our house most of the time. If I would go out once or twice during the weekday, I'm perfectly okay. Well, weekends are a different story.

I don't mind doing the house chores. My mother raised us without a stay-in house help. And I got used to a life exactly like that.

I particularly love the apartment we are living now. We still have several improvements to do. We badly need to decorate the place. We still have bare walls. We do not have an area rug or cushion pillows for the couch. We have to do it gradually as it tends to get expensive.

There are challenging times especially as I am taking care of our toddler, too. As much as I want to focus on solely being a homemaker I can't. I have a little boy who messes everything up. In a good way.

Because of the internet and the rise of bloggers, there are an awful lot of resources on home management. It's overwhelming. When the little boy is napping, I would be browsing on these websites looking for ideas how to organize our home, recipes to cook, techniques for cleaning the house, tips on how to do the perfect wash. I'm truly channeling Martha Stewart. I aim to become a better homemaker.

Perhaps the Proverbs 31 superwoman?

She gets up while it is still night;

she provides food for her family...

(verse 15)

She sets about her work vigorously;

her arms are strong for her tasks.

(verse 17)

When it snows, she has no fear for her household;

for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

She makes coverings for her bed;

(verses 21 - 22)

She watches over the affairs of her household

and does not eat the bread of idleness.

(verse 27)

After three years of being Jed's homemaker and I am still a work in progress.

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  1. Hey Irms!
    Finally, a spare time to drop you a comment :) Your blog has been an inspiration and know that I have been reading your entries thru my Google Reader.

    Anyhoo, I love the verses, thanks for sharing. Sometimes housechores management can be very overwhelming but if offered to the Lord, everything becomes lighter.

  2. Em!!! I also keep track of your entries via NewsRack. Super happy I'm using that now, I never miss any of your entry. Miss you so much!! Let's help out each other. ;-)


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