It is time for Five Minute Friday. A place to link up with other bloggers and just write for five minutes. The word this week is gather.
As a stay at home mom gathering with friends is a life line to the mundane and everyday parts of life.
Laundry, scrubbing the floors, vacuuming the rooms, loading and unloading the dish washer can get so mundane and overly frustrating as you do it over and over and over again.
On Tuesday I had to get the house cleaned and organized for a home appraisal for our landlords. The house was probably the cleanest it has been since we have moved in. At least, everything was put in the correct spot or shoved into a closet, by the time my husband arrived home my front room had toys here and there
The back room that was once spotless had a deck of cards covering the floor,
The kitchen sink was empty, but now overflowing with dishes
Clean clothes sat in huge piles on our bed.
So much had been accomplished for the day, but all I could see were the new messes and the walls around me closing in on me. What had been missing from my day was time socializing with friends and a break or at least a change of scenery. I spent the whole day home getting stuff done, but by the end of the day all I saw was all that still needed to be done.
Somehow on the days I leave my house and spend time with friends the things I do not do, just do not seem to matter as much. I need that encouragement and the I have been there too. It makes such a difference.
So bummed my five minutes is up. I think I could keep going with this post and maybe someday I will add to it. Right now I just want to end and say I am so thankful for all the friends I have had in my life, especially the ones I have in my life right now. You make the days less lonely and I love you and the encouragement you bring to each day.
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