It's been a busy few days. I had family and friends over for a prayer gathering and lunch, on Sunday and I spent most of the weekend preparing for it. I had planned my menu and made my grocery shopping lists ahead of time; even so, the actual grocery shopping and cooking took up a good amount of time.
But, what took the most time and energy was cleaning the house. One of the things I struggle with on a constant basis is housework. I like a clean and tidy house just as much as everyone else, but I have a hard time keeping to a regular cleaning routine. As a result, the house tends to get cluttered and messy in between cleaning sprees.
Monday was busy, putting things away, cleaning the kitchen, and doing laundry. I washed 4 loads of laundry, including table covers, and hung everything up to dry, overnight. I also watered the front garden.
Tuesday, I went to the office in the morning, to the library at noon (to pick up a book I had requested, which had come in and was being held for me), and to a doctor's appointment in the afternoon. After I came home, I started reading the new library book. Later, I did another load of laundry (bath mats and kitchen rugs).
Today, I was at the office for the whole day. Came home and watered the back garden and did another load of laundry (a bed quilt). I did a little bit of paperwork, as well, but there's more to be done. On the bright side, I have enough leftovers from the Sunday prayer meeting lunch for several meals, both in the fridge and in the freezer.
How was your weekend and the first part of this week? Have you been busy, too?