April 14, 2010
A Simpler Life In 2010 . . .
But there are still a few things I am grateful for that make even tiny moment of the craziness seem more calm and simplified and so today I impart some of that sweet peace on you.
Every year in April and October, our church has its General Conference. It is a great opportunity for me to recharge my spirit with inspiring guidance and messages from church leaders. It is also a time for us to do three important things in our house:
1. Shine dad's shoes. As you can see, he rounds up all his shoes - no small task - then picks a boy and they head out to the front porch to polish wingtips and discuss life, sports, girls and all that other father/son type of stuff.
2. Check the batteries in the smoke detectors. The kids love hearing the alarms go off and we love putting new 9V batteries in so we don't have the random beeping of a detector keeping us up at night somewhere down the road.
3. Update our 72 Hour Kits - We go to the basement storage room, get down all the backpacks, eat the food items (granola bars, oatmeal packets, crackers & cheese packs, etc) and replenish them, check to make sure that back-up clothes still fit the kids, change the size of diapers to fit our growing baby and double check to make sure we have everything we might need in case of an emergency.
By marking these things on our to do list for Conference Weekend, we know we've always got a date and don't have to worry about forgetting to do these little things that are important. Just think - if the emergency was a fire, our working detectors would warn us, we could grab the 72 Hour Kits and escape the house with my Hubby in perfectly shined shoes!
What about you? Do you have a date with household must-dos?