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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

A healthy home = A healthy mind?

How many times in life do we need to perge? What about make something right?

It seems even the simplest of things can make our minds and bodies feel so much better. I don't know about you but I'm lazy about certain things in life.

I will work hard at my job and my family, and when the rest comes to the plate - I feel worn thin. So my house will be cleaned sporadically and my yard goes in spurts. I can't balance it all.

They say a sign of a healthy mind is when you're able to get up and make your bed every day. Do you notice when you do get your bed made, how good and refreshed you feel?

 If you are anything like me - I'll cheat a little. I pull up the covers but won't completely make it every day. BUT when I do, making it feels good.  And I find that I have energy to do more around my home.

Is anyone else like this or just me?

Today I finally perged my back garden of all the daunting monstrous weeds and tilled the 'hard as clay' dirt. I've neglected that back flower bed for way too long. 

I tried a few times to get it going. I've wanted to make sure it's as pretty as the one in my front yard (again - a balance issue ... or maybe time management, I'm not sure).  Somehow, though I've never ever committed or intended to make it happen.

Today is the first step in making my bad flower bed a success. My son helped in the process by getting his little garden tools and pulling up the little weeds. 

After we were done, we planted Okra and Tomato seeds that should germinate in about a week. We're going to our local garden center to get some mesh netting to protect them as they grow, from our new puppies dig happy claws.

It is so inspiring to watch something grow, that you've planted and matured with your own two hands. My son is so excited to see his baby okra grow too.  In fact, he was so inspired by our hard work - he came inside and made my bed as a thank you!

Hmmmm.... my six year old - completely making and outfitting my King bed with overstuffed pillows. Maybe I should make that one of his routine chores around the house. Or is that cheating again?
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