Sunday, 18 October 2009

Simple is hard work

Phew, no one ever said that the Simple Life was easy.

Sunday always seems to be our mad day. We get lazy during the week and things pile up. Suddenly it's Sunday and we have to get Spadgersdottier back home and there is a ton of stuff to do. So today Spadger took her home on his own and I stayed at home. The main reason for this was to get the bread done. However while he has been gone I have cooked the bread, vacuumed the whole house, dusted the living room, scrubbed the kitchen floor and cleaned the bathroom. It's amazing what you can do when you set your mind to it. The only this wrong with all this is I missed the dinger on the oven and the top of the bread is a little crisp. Oh well. I've also cleared all the ironing today.

I must get better organised if I'm going to live the Simple LIfe. There is so much to do and I refuse to go down the convenient but wasteful/chemical route anymore. Up until now all the housework got left until the weekend. That is just the way it has always been. I think I need to start doing more as I go. Sweep the kitchen after I make bread, wash the bath thoroughly after use, that kind of thing. There just isn't enough time on a weekend to do everything unless I dedicate my whole weekend to it. Once we get into planting season I will have to be organised as there will be as much to do outside as in so we will both be busy.

Living Simply does not mean easy or with less to do. I guess it means more deliberatly. I'm not going to quote Walden as so many people do however living deliberately is the first step in a Simple Life I think.

So now to go and deliberately get some cake as I think Spadger has just pulled up!


  1. Hi & that sounds very true to all of us

  2. Just spotted your comment. Silly me for not setting email notifications hehehe

    Thanks for stopping by :o)