Hey guys!  How are you today?  We are hanging in there.  Last week I was M.I.A. in case you didn’t notice.  It wasn’t really a planned week off…I just had a lot going on outside of our home.  When that goes on…making sure that our home still runs smoothly, comes first.  I’m sure that you understand that.  Anyway, today, we are going to talk a little bit about adding a little play to our work.  Making the tasks of everyday life enjoyable, is really possible.

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When I start cleaning our home, more often than not, I start “piddling.”  This means that I start moving things around and sort of fluffing the nest.  Sometimes this approach will throw a cog in my cleaning, but most of the time it adds a little fun to my chore list.  It’s also fun to light a good smelling candle or turn on the wax warming pot to kind of cheer me on.

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You want to know another thing that encourages my work load?  Sometimes I go ahead and fire something up in the Crock Pot on cleaning day.  There is something about having supper already going while I complete my tasks…that it very encouraging.  I. LOVE. MY. CROCK. POT.  😉

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Another thing that I do?  I eat lunch.  I know…this sounds crazy but I used to just keep working and nibble something here or there.  Now I take an actual lunch break and enjoy.  I’m sure that you all already do this…but for me it was a big thing.  I usually have a bit of lunch and the company of the Food Network magazine.  It’s a bit of time to give thanks, refuel, and relax.

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I hope that you add a bit of play to your work today.  I know that I am going to.

Love from the dirt road,

Sigturquoise

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