well my friends
you speak to a CONCERN that is close to my heart;
my pile of undone things... the etc.. & etc...
Sometimes I take one room,.. and tidy it... knowing at least I did one room
some times... its task by task, with a rest break in between
I remember being given a hard time by a church group, when I was sick & unable, and I had my motehr dying of cancer in the hospital, so I opted to go visit her & let my piles of laundry sit.. and basically ignored... keeping a clean house as a single parent with 5 little kids...
BOY did I hear a ungodly hollering form a group of " better than thou Women!"
I have never been the same since; they even threatened to have my children removed
GOOD THING I had close friends... with kids, who weren't perfectionist house keepers either..
who reassured me they've seen my house cleaner than their most of the time...
and if people couldn't step in to help on a regular basis they had no right to JUDGE me in the midst of health crisis & my mother dying from cancer
so I'm not sure about
calling a CHURCH group unless you know them well.... and feel it is the right thing to do
I ended up moving away from that self righteous community.... and I ahve never asked for or expected help again.
I still have serious health issues... and there are times I cant keep up & other times Im able to be TIDY...
Like you I wish I could afford a cleaning person///
like you I'm living on low income
and what doesn't get done I try not to sweat it
there are days I blow my cool
cause my children how are now older & husband.. I expect more from them
but they are messy's & I'm actually a neat freak.. unable to be a neat freak *LOL*//
so i'm a fustrated Moma
Today for example
I'm going to do what I call the 15 minute tidy...
pick up, vaccume... put away... wipe counters...
then make me tea
and say ok its tidy
no one look under my bed please!!!!!!!!!!!
or in the closet...
DO NOT GO DOWN STAIRS.. of UPSTAIRS>>..
my kids rooms will swallow you whole
they are old enough and have had their rooms immaculate.. so I know they can
and if they dont
its not where I sleep
do what you honestly can
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their Strength, they shall mount up on wings as eagles, they shall run & not grow weary, they shall walk & not faint..." Ish 40 v. 31
Sjrogrens Syndrome, Asthema, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Head aches, Migraines, Gastro Intestinal Problems , Esophegial Spasms; Fibro Myalgia , Kidney Stones, & CP (SI joint, low mechanical back pain..L4 & L5 Vertebrae Misaligned, Spinal Stenosis and Degenerative Disc Disease, Bulging Disc, anterolisthesis L4 L5 , L4 -- S1 pain caused by osteoarthristis ,bone spurs, causing pinching or pressure on spinal chord)