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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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February 08, 2006

housekeeping

the past few days have been funny ones for me, in an odd kind of way. Honestly, it is like I have been soul searching and I don't know why. Is it because my baby has turned into a gorgeous girl and my role in life is changing? Is it because I don't really have a clue where I am headed? wish I knew - all I know is that I want to be settled.
and I am still worried about the post about the good wifes guide & worried that you may all think I am not a vintage gal, I am, really I am. AND I wish I knew why I am worried about it. I was even contemplating just for a second, to give blogging away. see how confused & worried I am?

So this morning, being Wednesday - the day I do the housekeeping in our lounge room - the vacuuming, dusting and making it a lovely haven. but instead of doing that, I read a book (a book that has made me a little melancholy) - telling myself that I deserved to read instead of housework, just one more chapter then I will start. In the end, I decided to finish the book then start my housekeeping. So I did and at 11am this morning, I finally got around to doing the loungeroom. But I feel guilty - I need to get myself back into the puttering that I really DO love so much - making my home a gorgeous place for me and my honey - wherever life is taking us right now. My home is out of control - seems to me like I need help getting back on track..... but where do I start?

13 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

I must admit that I've had days like that too, bumbling around not sure about blogging etc. I sure can sympathise with you there, but please don't give up, I really do enjoy reading your entries.

3:21 pm  
Blogger Mindy said...

Ms Robyn,
Don't be discouraged, somedays we just have to take a break and breathe!! I had one of those days today myself. I love reading your blog, you have alot of wisdom, and thank you for sharing it with the rest of us!! Take care of you...cause your worth it!

3:24 pm  
Blogger Flossy said...

Seems to me Ms*R, that you need to learn to pamper yourself a bit more. It isn't, nor should it be, a guilty pleasure. It is something that you deserve. Yo work hard around your home, so why shouldn't you have time just for you?
As for worrying about your blog, well, this is a place where you are entitled to write or post whatever you like! I like seeing that side of you - the fun side :)
Bring it out to play a little more...please?

Anyway, hope you are feeling a little better this afternoon. Much love xx

4:14 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Everyone gets off track. I am usually sitting at the station. lol. Please don't give up on blogging. I would really miss you. Take a deep breath and things will start to look better.

Hang in there.
Hugs, Connie

5:07 pm  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Hallo Ms R. Thankyou so much for responding to my "Help" request re: my Blog. I will give it a go tonight. I thought my titles were short and then the 1st sentence started showing up too! I will sort it eventually I suppose, I am still a Luddite at heart, trying to come to terms with the 21st century! Once again, many thanks.

6:03 pm  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

On days like this the best thing to do is honor yourself; Be gentle to what your heart is stirring.

8:47 pm  
Blogger BrocanteHome said...

Some days you can chase motivation all around the house and you won't catch it Robyn. Just go with the flow. Don't feel guilty about reading, or blogging or whatever it is you authentically choose to do before you scrub. Life is too short. Tomorrow or the next day you will wake up ready for action and the house will be ship shape: a perfect blank canvas for the puttering you do so well. Till then don't you dare stress!!

9:18 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Gosh Robyn, if somebody lends me a nice thick novel, I might spend the WHOLE weekend reading it, only emerging to cook meals for my long-suffering (non-reading) hubby!!! To be even more truthful, I only vacuum once or twice a month, and wash the floors even less..SHOCK! HORROR! Well, there is only the two of us, and we both work, so there really isn't much mess. And Ken is a very tidy person, not one who leaves wet towels on the floor and dirty clothes lying around. He even makes the bed if he is last out of it! I do put more effort into it if we are expecting visitors, but if people drop in unexpectedly, I don't see them looking around with a disgusted expression on their face!
I have friends like you whose houses are immaculate, and I admire them so much, but I am comfortable in our place, even if we can't eat off the floor. I've got plates for that anyway...

10:23 pm  
Blogger Nicole said...

Ms*Robyn... If you stop blogging... I will have to drive up to Woodford myself and throw myself on your doorstep until you agree to start up again... (and you know I don't live too far away) :) Please oh please get those nasty thoughts out of your head at once... Please!

12:31 am  
Blogger Carol said...

Hey Robyn, there is absolutely no reason for you to feel guilty because of reading a book! Maybe you would feel better if you'd do that more often. If I would'nt have to go to work, I'd read every day. I'm totally with Gina E. And if you don't feel like blogging for a day, or two, or even three, then just take a break for a few days, but please not forever!

12:58 am  
Blogger impromptu-mom said...

Ms Robyn,

I understand your feelings completely! We are selling our house right now, and anytime I find myself "wasting time" by doing anything besides housework and tidying up, I feel guilty. We really do need the down time though. Don't beat yourself up about a morning spent reading (it will keep you mind limber, lol!) and I'll try not to be so hard on myself too.

1:19 am  
Blogger momacakes said...

Hello Ms. Robyn,
I have hust run across your blog recently and enjoy it. Please don't stop. You are a great encouragement!

9:17 am  
Blogger Garden girl said...

please don tever give up your blog...its just fab as it is...yes we all have days like that...that housewives guide was written two months before I was born!

11:41 pm  

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