So, imagine my surprise when I discovered (a little late) that she is hosting a blog hop every Monday for the month of October - beginning today.
Even though I already posted one entry (that didn't suit her hop) -
I decided to write again so I could join in - because of the appropriateness of the challenges. Here is her challenge for today:
October 4 - Go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home. I will be starting mine in the morning! But you can start yours at dinner time. Do what makes sense for your family. I will be placing mine in the kitchen - the main hub of my home. Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home.Thanks to a good friend I just happen to have a brand new, large, vanilla scented candle to use for this challenge. I love the scent of vanilla in the early autumn air. But, that is not what motivated me to join the blog hop.
I was washing dishes this morning - odd, I know. I usually postpone everything until mere moments before my husband arrives home from work. I had decided to be more intentional about making his home a haven - before I read Courtney's challenge. That means getting the housework done and out of the way before he gets home - so I won't be distracted when we're together.
See, I married him with one overarching intention - to improve the quality of his life. I had drifted into apathy and was no longer living up to my own expectation. When I was going to sleep last night, after scheduling my earlier post ("What Color Is Your Mad") to post in my sleep - I said my prayers and felt a pang, a twinge of guilt.
I determined to set a new course this week in my own behavior.
So, anyway - while I was washing dishes this morning, I was playing my favorite Dean Martin CD. This song - the lyrics - stopped me dead in my tracks. (No! I'm not making excuses for why the housework is still waiting for me.) Just listen - I think you'll understand: