We are surviving our new house all right, but I wonder how long will our house survive us ha ha! For now, this is what my clean-up schedule looks like:
- Monday: Laundry
- Tuesday: Vacuum and mop
- Wednesday: Mid-week break
- Thursday: Meal planning and grocery shopping
- Friday: Bathrooms
- Saturday: Vacuum and mop
- Sunday: Sabbath rest!
For example, we have a huge family dinner on Sunday nights and any social gathering drains the life out of me (I’m an introvert; by definition, I lose energy when with people and gain energy when alone).
So on Monday, I do the laundry which doesn’t require any more than dumping dirty clothes into the washer and dryer and letting them do the magic.
Meal planning happens on Thursdays because that’s when Fairprice publishes its weekly sales in the papers. While picking up the newspaper, I also eat breakfast out at the coffee-shop with Graham before hitting the supermarket. I enjoy that a lot!
Lastly I acknowledge my need for physical rest by planning breaks in the weekly routine. That’s my way of honouring God and suppressing my sinful urge to be self-dependent. And I also probably work and feel better on the other days!