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Housewife Woes

Have I mentioned I love being a housewife? Have I mentioned I think it’s one of the best blessings a girl could have? Have I mentioned it’s my dream-job and I have the best boss in the world?

On a slightly different note, this day started out at 11. Ugh.

Yeah, that brownie that I ate on Sunday afternoon? It was followed by ice-cream that night, that wasn’t even that good. We made healthy ice-cream that tastes better than that was. It was one of those days. The kind that you aren’t at home, in your own kitchen, in your own domain and you eat what you’re given. I was starving. I didn’t want to hurt or offend anyone by refusing to eat what they were. It doesn’t matter how many excuses I come up with, I did it and that was that.

I’m paying for it today. Congestion and over-all crummy feeling. Had headaches and lethargy yesterday trying to work. I really need to stop doing what I know will hurt me.

It isn’t normally this rough. I can handle ‘bad’ things much better now than I could last year at this time. There’s been a lot of little compromises lately tho that have put my body into overload trying to clean it all out and continue healing. I’m not eating spelt right now, but the compromises have been the 100% no-good stuff – wheat roll, white refined sugar & pasteurized dairy (ice-cream), processed foods (brownie). And my body has finally said enough.

That brings us to how do you say enough? How do you go into someone else’s house as their guest and not eat part of the meal they prepared? How do you go out and be the only one not getting any ice-cream? The answer to that is: I really don’t know. I think one of my biggest problems is I’ve been ill-prepared. The Bible tells us wives to be prepared. Read Proverbs 31. I always thought that lovely woman must’ve had a double dose of supernatural energy, but really if you think about it 1) God is our refuge and strength so of course she did and 2) what was she? Prepared! She would get up early to feed her family, make clothes ahead for the season to come. She was prepared and she was honored for it.

So one of my goals this week, in amongst cooking for a get-together at my in-laws and cleaning and getting ready for our teen fellowship party Friday, is to get prepared. Sit down, write out meal ideas and plans, bake and prep foods we can eat for lunches and snacks, find healthy treat recipes my handsome husband would enjoy too. I will try to write some of that out here, so that maybe someone somewhere in need of ideas too can make the time I prep well wasted. I mean used. Well used. Have I mentioned I procrastinate anything that involves sitting down? Maybe I feel like I’m not working hard enough if I can sit while doing it? Plus there’s so many other chores that involve NOT sitting right now.

I’ll get to it someday. I promise. 😉

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Tiffany H

Hi! I'm Tiffany, mama to the handsomest little boy and sweetest little girl, and wife to the best man ever. I love my Savior, being a housewife, mama and personal 'bakist' to the hubby, living naturally, and making real food taste yummy. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into my crazy, happy life. Join me on the journey, let's get to know each other!

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    • Yay! If there’s one thing I want to get across with this blog, it’s that I love, respect and am thankful for my husband! 🙂

  • Ah, yes, how do you tell people you can’t eat their food? It’s something we’ve battled with for a while as we travel the country with our music mission. “Fortunately” for us, we have a daughter with Crohn’s disease, so we can say, “We can’t have that in the trailer; our daughter has Crohn’s and another has a dairy allergy, and we need to keep the trailer food safe.” When we’re invited to someone’s home, we tell them in advance: “We’re giving you a chance to retract your invitation here with no guilt. Just so you know, two of us can’t eat dairy and one can’t eat anything prepared by anyone except us because she could land in the hospital if she eats something that triggers a flare, so she has to bring her own food.” That usually frightens them enough to just be happy we all came and left in one piece, and not be offended that some of us brought our own food, didn’t come along, or passed on the ice cream. Some people may still judge, and we still go to relatives’ houses and find masses of things they made “just for us” that are going to send most of the family to bed with a stomach ache–ah, the love of family–but such is life! Heaven is our home, and someday we’ll enjoy that perfect celestial GMO-free banquet. Meanwhile, we’ll eat the occasional brownie or not, and pay for it in the morning either with a headache or an offended friend. You can’t win…but you can’t lose either, so it’s all good. 😉 Enjoying your blog this morning.

    • Christy! Thank you so much for sharing! Even in trials, isn’t it amazing how God provides comfort through others who can relate and empathize? The way you handled your situations is inspiring. I did find myself laughing out loud at your humor too, and I needed that today, so thank you! 😉 And yes, all of these things down here are just wonderful little reminders from God that, “Hey! I’ve prepared a MUCH better place for you. Don’t get too comfy while you’re there!”. What joy we have to look forward to! 🙂
      I’d love to hear more about how you handle the meal situations on the road! Sometimes it’s such a bother to have to eat 3 times a day, haha, and I don’t even cook for kids yet! That’s so exciting that the whole family goes on the road! Actually my dream as a little girl was to ‘tour’ with a band! 🙂 Reality set in tho as I grew up and here I am – married to an amazing man and working as his full-time helper/housewife – in a situation I never could’ve imagined myself. I’m thankful God puts us right where He wants us!
      Thank you again for sharing and for stopping by! 🙂 I’ve been greatly enjoying the insight on your ‘home-space’! Have a blessed day!