Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Just Enough

I am not the kind of Home Maker that sits at home watching daytime television while the laundry goes undone. Dinner is always made and served around 5'ish, and the kitchen and common areas are spotless by 7'ish.

I am quite sure that it's the same way at your house or some similar resemblance of an organized home.

However in the midst of keeping my home running like a well oiled ship, I have noticed that some areas have fallen by the wayside.

One thing in particular that seems to often get placed on the back burner is ME.

Now, please don't jump to any conclusions. I am not about to advocate a girls weekend away at the spa for some pampering. Nor am I going to indulge in the idea of a week long woman's retreat to get me pumped up and back on track.

What I am talking about is something much simpler.

I have noticed that I haven't been going that extra mile in caring for myself as much as I normally would. Some days I am just TOO TIRED to wash my hair, put on make-up or shave my legs.

None of these things are done everyday, but if I am in a crunch for time or energy, I am quite sure that something from my pampering routine will be neglected.

Are these things going to place an emotional strain on my marriage? I quite sure they won't. I do however believe that once we stop doing something long enough, it becomes normal.

I don't desire for unshaven legs, disheveled hair and chipped nail polish to become the norm. Often something such as a week of caring for a sick child will throw me off of my beauty regimen. This is quite understandable. And so, I shaved my legs, applied my make-up, washed and styled my hair and put on my lotions and perfumes.

Guess what???...

He noticed!! My husband noticed...He is such a sweet man.

He rubbed my legs while we watched a movie and all of a sudden he asked, "Did you shave your legs?".

I answered "Yes", and he continued to stroke my smooth legs.

I am so looking forward to my beauty routine tomorrow.

You can read about my daily facial routine here.


  1. congratulations on shaving your legs today! I think i will make that my goal for next week some time ;-) lol

  2. The thing I feel guilt about is taking time to work out. Now that I am almost 39, my health can't get by just on good nutrition and genetics. As Christian women we spend so much time serving our husbands, our families, our church, and others in need, it is so easy to completely neglect our basic health and hygiene. This summer I joined a gym, and have made a commitment to getting my health back.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog catalog. I'm glad I was able to come to your blog because it's a breath of fresh air.
    I often feel the same way since I've had my twins. ME...just seems to go on the back burner. Something always has to give, it just does.
    But it's nice for that special treat every no and again, and I'm sure your husband will agree as mine will "loudly" agree to as well (smile)

  5. I loved this quote, so I thought i'd share it :)

    The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomanical, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. Those of us schooled from infancy in his ways can become desensitized to their horror."

    Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  6. Dear d,

    Since your quote implies that the only reason that one would follow such a God is that they have been "schooled from infancy in his ways" and have "become desensitized to their horror".

    If this were the image of God that I was shown of God, I would share your sentiment.

    Fortunately for me and many of my readers...the God of the old and new testament is far more than the skewed description given by Richard Dawkins.

    I pity Richard and any one who sees God in such a light. It says volumes about the state of their relationship with God.

    Why are you so afraid and angry? God can take away your pain, your fear and your sin. He wants to re-new your spirit. Won't you let HIM.

    It does not surprise me that the people who leave the cooky comments never have a valid link to a website, name or email address.

    Readers, please pray feverently for (d) and Richard Dawkins. Pray that they are reconciled with God and that they come to know who He truly is.


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