Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Divide and conquer

The weather has not been very settled this week and we have gone from mild sunshine, to heavy rain & high winds to frosty mornings and now we have sleet and snow forecasted.  It must be time to display my word of the month.

Word of the month - Snow
I have mentioned before that I am following the New Year Grand Cleaning Challenge and this week I have been concentrating on the lounge.  Our lounge is a multifunctional room as it is the place where we watch T.V., the boys play computer games, use the computer, eat and store things.  The good thing with the challenge is that is recognises this and enables you to break it down into its function rather trying to complete the whole room in one week.

So this week I concentrated on the end where we relax and use the computer.  I have decluttered the DVD drawer and the filing cupboard. 

I have also decluttered and cleaned the computer cupboard.  To store some of the items that live round the computer I went shopping at home for storage boxes. 

We had some food boxes from IKEA, which contained some very small boxes.  These were ideal for the little bits that needed a home.

My other task that I have divided up through the year is my Christmas preparations.  I know its only January, but I have found that if I make a few Christmas cards each month then I all the cards I send can be homemade.  I aim to do this around the 25th of each month, a little bit of Christmas, throughout the year.

This week's Bible reading for focus is a reminder that we are just a small part of this world and nothing should be greater in our lives than God.

Humble yourselves before the Lord,
and he will lift you up.
James 4:10 

Our prayer as a family is for those affected by the weather and who are not in their own homes this week.  May they know God's peace in their disruption and God's love and presence through the help of those around them.

With God's blessings from my family to yours,

Jo x

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