Sorry to not have created a post/video yesterday; I just wasn’t feeling up to it, I’m afraid. I was feeling a bit under the weather, took forever to get started and decided I was better off just working.
I didn’t get a lot done, but I was able to get a bit further on my decluttering and organization in the office. It’s quite the exercise, going through everything and trying to honestly say whether I need to hang on to item X or if it’s just habit.
I’m getting a later start today and I have some pre-weekend chores I want to get done so there is less for Sarah and I to worry about on her days off. I try to get some stuff out of the way on Fridays, when I have the time, so that our weekends are bit more relaxed. That is one of the things I learned from my father; there is no such thing as “Women’s Work.” I can remember my father coming home from work and helping with whatever needed doing. It could be changing the oil in a car or cooking. If there was something that needed doing, and he was free, he did it. And, he never made a production about it, “Everyone, look at this thing I have done. Give me praise!” was never uttered by him!
That reminds me of about a bit of advice my mother gave me regarding relationships. “A marriage is rarely a 50/50 split of responsibilities. Sometimes you give 60%. Other times, it’s 40%. You’ll even give 0% at times; when you’re leaning on the other person completely while your world is falling down around you. Other times; you carry it all, and then some. You’ll be giving a 110% and life will see you’re still standing . . . and throw even more at you. The one thing you can always give the other person is your love and respect. That is something you should always give 100%!”