Thursday, April 14, 2011

Simple Pleasures - Routines

Every child seems to learn the rhyme for the chores of the week:

Monday: Wash Day
Tuesday: Ironing Day
Wednesday: Sewing Day
Thursday: Market Day
Friday: Cleaning Day
Saturday: Baking Day
Sunday: Day of Rest

In our modern day society I am not sure if the single daily tasks above fits in with how we run our homes BUT I do know that routines and how we use them in our home can lead to a far more pleasant and well run home.

I have planned routines for Homeschooling, for chores for morning and evening times and also for private devotionals and craft times. Sometimes just the creation of these routines helps me to focus on my tasks and sets out what are really the priorities for me and the running order of our home.

I also know that I am a happier and more contented person to have around when a routine is going smoothly. Unfortunately it seems my life revolves around creating new routines for our family and the situations we find our selves in.

However the fact that we constantly come back to a routine of one sort or another and that our  home runs better for that proves the fact that in our home at least routines are a SIMPLE PLEASURE that actually makes our life more SIMPLE AND PLEASURABLE

 To view some more Simple Pleasure that others are sharing, hop on over to Dayles Simple Pleasures.
Blessings to you and your homes,


Anonymous said...

Routines are a good thing. It keeps the household focus and running a bit more smoothly.

Good morning by the way :)

Mrs. M.

Cindy said...

I love my routines, I agree with you. Makes me a happier person and easier to be around. It seems to "unclutter" my mind.

Great simple pleasure.


Suzanne said...

Your so right routines are key to homes running smoothly!

Kim said...

If I could do Elise's first year over again, it would be ROUTINE ROUTINE ROUTINE!! :>

sarah said...

I have to agree that routines are a good thing....but so many days I find myself flying by the seat of my pants.

Dayle said...

I love how this surprised me, Gae. And I couldn't agree more. Routines are wonderful. When my daughter was small, we lived next door to a family who lived by routines. I used to envy them a little, since my life consisted of living by a firefighter's routine, which was a bit wacky at times. Routines definitely make life more simple.

Tiffany said...

Ah yes, the beauty that ordinary life beholds in a rhythm! Great post:-) Don't forget to email me your address...I have your winning book ready to go!


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