Archive for December 3rd, 2007

OK, I have to confess that I don’t know how many of my readers this will actually apply to, but the idea, which I got from Emma‘s blog, seems to be to come up with one or more things you can do every day to make your home a haven for yourself and your family, then post about it on your blog. The woman who first came up with the idea (Crystal Paine) cleaned her front entryway, made herself a cup of tea, and spent time with her Bible. Me…


I made a nice beef stew for my husband.

Hey, it’s been snowing all day, and he’s been alternately digging out the driveway and tele-working. So I just tossed some beef, carrots, potatoes, and tomatoes in the crockpot and let ‘er rip. I must admit that the smell is driving me crazy! But I will be content with my crab cakes and rice.

I also worked on my cross stitch, which was very soothing and meditative, and made up (I hope) for all the ranting and raving I did when dh informed me that his father wants to come back to living with us. NO. Plain and simple. I finally told dh, “It’s him or me,” knowing that dh would know I was at least half joking (and half not!!!). There is simply no way we could maneuver a 95-year-old man, with his fragile bones, down a flight of steps to get to and from his various doctors’ appointments. To say nothing of the fact that he won’t tell us if something is bothering him — he won’t tell the people at the nursing home, either, but they know what to look for, and we don’t — and oh, yeah, I can just see me maneuvering him into and out of the shower. He certainly can’t do it on his own.

So maybe my chief contribution to Making My Home a Haven was putting my foot down about Dear Old Dad. 😉

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