Being in this small cottage
(and i do mean small - 500 sf give or take an inch)
has made me want to break out the cross-stitch, actually cook from scratch....even putter around in the garden here
they even have a grape vine arch welcoming you in - how could you NOT want to go in there??
It also prompted me to pick up that book
"My so-called life as a Proverbs 31 wife".
Knowing that tropical storm Beryl was coming actually made me grab some reading material in case we were stranded without power for a few days, but the cottage, and being on my honeymoon and all, made me pick this book in particular.
I stood in the Walmart
(side note, why does everyone say "the walmart" and "the Kroger" here - and most of the time in plural? At home it's "i'm going to Walmart' - here it's "I'm going to the Walmarts". Weird, yet charming all at once.
staring at this book with all kinds of preconceived notions
(see - another charming thing about being here, you don't "have ideas" - you "get notions" or "half a mind". As in "I have half a mind to give you a swat right here in line at the Walmarts." said from a very agitated parent to a child who was mid-meltdown in the cashier line when i was buying this book.
I was intrigued - i mean who doesn't want to be a better wife? I certainly do.
I am not a stay at home mom.
I am not usually the one cooking.
Or buying groceries.
I definitely do NOT mend clothes - i don't even hem my own slacks.
I am a looooooooong way from Proverbs 31.
I wasn't really sure it was relevant to me, or my life.
And it kind of made me sad that I wasn't such a person.
And then mad - this woman doesn't even exist in real life!!
Oh - wait- yes she does - they're all over Maitland - these stay at home, play tennis after dropping the kids at school, look fabulous all the time moms.
Jealousy hit me like a ton of bricks.
So now i've gone from being sad to mad to jealous all in 15 minutes standing in the Walmarts staring at a book title!!!
I may not need this book as much as i need to start spending some time talkin to Jesus more. Get a grip girl.
I bought the book.
And I read it in a day while the man was fishing his little heart out.
She was me.
She is not the chef in the house.
And she struggles with all of it just like I do.
I feel a lot more validated that my choice to work isn't a bad choice, or a wrong choice.
It doesn't make me less of a christian wife or mother.
In fact, the Proverbs 31 wife worked too (I honestly didn't know that until I read the book!)
Such a great read from a very entertaining, honest writer.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some biscuits and gravy to make for a very sleepy man.
OK, really i have some cheerios to throw in a bowl and hope the milk isn't spoiled - but let's just go with it.
Linking to the girls at The Picket Fence