Homemaking

A Home of My Own

I wrote this on an old blog almost exactly ten years ago.  Looking it over, I don’t see any reason to force my older self to add commentary to it, even though it’s so short (I wasn’t a blogger by trade back then so I didn’t pay attention to word count!).

 

Here you go . . .  my thoughts on “a home of my own!”

 

A Home of My Own

 


 

I want a home of my own. I really want a home of my own. Though I am content and happy, and I’d rather live here at home than anywhere in the world, I want a home of my own.



Sometimes my desire is just that natural desire every woman possesses. Sometimes it’s because I want to run a house my way. Sometimes I am lonely, and want a friend and companion who belongs to me more than he belongs to anyone else. Sometimes I have had an encounter with one of my mother’s threadbare dishtowels, which she will not throw away!



I have long known it is my duty to be faithful where I am, to take up the duties that present themselves to me now rather than just longing for something else in the future. I learned that as a teenager and have been reminding myself of it ever since. The other day I opened my Bible and my eyes fell on this verse–and only this verse–and it drove the nail of realization in even deeper.

And if ye have not been faithful



in that which is another man’’s,



who shall give you that which is your own?



Luke 16:12

Gulp.

 


 

Thoughts?

 

 

P.S. My mother is not a packrat. She just likes to get all the use possible out of a dish towel. 😉 I like to turn them into “cleaning rags” a little sooner than she does. Now I just ask for permission when I think it’s time. Problem solved!

 

Someday . . .

Looking forward to finding love? Having a home of your own? Being the bride? Someday . . .? Read this!

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The Three Basic Methods of Storing and Organizing Recipes

If you don’t already have a recipe collection, someday you will. While many of the recipe you use may be in cookbooks, you’ll likely have at least some that aren’t: gifts, your own creations, magazine clippings, etc.

 

The Three Basic Methods of Storing and Organizing Recipes

 

There are many ways to store and organize recipes, but only three main types of storage (unless you just, you know, toss them somewhere, but this is about organized storage). Switching from one to another isn’t necessarily easy, especially as your collection grows, so put some thought into what basic strategy is best for you before you try to figure out the details.

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Definitions: Order #1

Order

Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system.

 

Source: A 1913 dictionary

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How and Why We Sift Flour (micro post)

Ever wonder why we sift flour? Or if there’s a method to it? Find out in this article from Craftsy

 

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Definitions: Management #2

Management

The act or art of managing; the manner of treating, directing, carrying on, or using, for a purpose . . . .

 

Source: A 1913 dictionary.

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Definitions: Management (#1)

Management

Using resources to achieve goals.

 

Source: I remember this as the definition of management given in the textbook for my home management course in college.

 

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Definitions: Protector (#1)

Protector

One who, or that which, defends or shields from injury, evil, oppression, etc.

 

Source: A 1913 dictionary

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P.S. Isn’t is a beautiful thought that the husband, as protector of the wife (and, of course, of the family as a whole), shields her from injury, evil, and oppression?

 

Definitions: Nutrition #2

Nutrition

In a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions.

 

Source: A 1913 dictionary.

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Definitions: Nutrition #1

Nutrition

In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which the living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth.

 

Source: a 1913 dictionary.

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