Monday, May 9, 2011

The Shark

 Right now I am sitting at our kitchen table watching my husband make peanut butter cookies and thought I would type up a post. Today was a pretty normal day here at the Gordon house hold. We usually wake up each morning around 5:30 or so. Well, when I say we I am referring to Jake having to get up and go run in the mornings while I stay snuggled up under our quilt for the next hour. Don't you just love waking up a little early knowing you don't have to go anywhere or do any  homework and just snuggle up with all your pillows and lay under the quilt while the sun rises behind you? Well I do. When Jake comes back home I get out of bed, put on my work out clothes and go downstairs and make Jake's and my breakfast. After he leaves, I walk down to the gym and work out for at least 45 minutes. I come back home, shower, straighten up the house, and then usually call someone in my family. I then precede to making some lunch and sit down and watch a few episodes of MASH while Jake is on his lunch break. This is our morning routine usually everyday. It used to be after lunch I would usually do hours of homework but now I can do WHATEVER I WANT!

Broken Shark Steam-mop :(
So today I went to town to send of my schoolbooks back to Greenwood so that I can get 1% back from what I paid for them plus the cost of shipping. I then came home with the full intention of steam mopping the house but I had just lent my Shark to our neighbors. After it heated up and I began using it, I realized it was broke. Needless to say I was so upset. The Shark steam-mop happens to be one of the most prized possessions I own. So I left the broken mop in the middle of the floor and had myself a pity party. I went upstairs and continued reading my book about Abigail when I realized how pathetic I was acting. Women in the bible had a culture that is so different to ours, I can't even fathom what they endured each and every day. Here I was laying down and moping because my fancy steam mop was broke when women back then had to sweep their dirt, one room house for hours each day.
Anywase, of course my husband came home and fixed it. He fixes everything without complaining. While he calmly took it a part and put it back together again I was drinking a glass of milk knowing he would fix it. I had no doubt.

Today was another rainy day. It is supposed to rain every day this week. "I will rejoice in the Lord, for He has made me glad." Why does the Holy Spirit keep putting that verse into my heart? Hmmm, because it is so true. This morning while I was at the gym, I was watching the news on the Mississippi River overflowing. I was completely shocked. You see, Jake and I do not have cable. We made a committment our first year of marraige to not get cable and spend that time where we would be watching television doing other things. I love it most of the time. Not so much when there are tsunami warnings and when news such as Osama Bin Laden was killed. Really? Anywase, I go to the gym in the mornings to catch up on the daily news and saw where all that farmland was under all that water. Then I saw the town my sister's fiance is from and where is family still is and had to call and check up on their whole situation. After seeing all of that, I felt pretty humbled for probley the 100th time today.

On my way to go mail back thes books!

Our fixed Shark Steam-mop :)

We ended our day by watching The Fox and the Hound, Lambert the Sheepish Lion, and Lending Paws. I remember when I was a little girl, my sisters and I would sit in the front room on our little blankets and wait for Vault Disney or any other type of Disney shortfilms. However, Disney Channel nowadays is a complete waste of time and is lowering childrens intelligence. PBS is the way to go!
There are certain things in my life that I have found that I love having around the house. Not only does some things make life a bit easier but makes life smell much more better! I have already posted about my steam mop and believe everyone should have one of these in your homes but Jake found some garbage disposal deodorizers at Bed Bath and Beyond and we love them! They make our whole kichen smell lemony and 'orangey' fresh! I will try to post other 'things' each week that we love having around the house.

Garbage Disposal Cleaners and Deodorizers

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