Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm exhausted!

Today was busy, busy, busy. While my husband manicured the lawn (all day), I watched two cranky kids and did the following:
  • ran to the store for sugar, flour and oil (How did that sneak up on me?!)
  • made 2 loaves homemade bread
  • made 2 batches homemade soft pretzels for Cousin Camp (to freeze)
  • made 4 homemade pizza crusts for Cousin Camp (to freeze)
  • made 2 batches of pancakes for Cousin Camp (to freeze)
  • made 1 batch chocolate chip cookies
  • made a casserole for supper
  • washed and hung out 2 loads of laundry (then folded them and put them away)
  • washed dishes five times by hand
  • cleaned several rooms of the house twice (so we wouldn't fall over toys and kill ourselves)
  • and entertained a lady from church.

No wonder my back and feet hurt! I'm ready for a few hours of grocery shopping by myself tomorrow. I wonder if my husband will mind keeping the kids for two hours so I can keep my sanity. :)

The funny thing about today is that I kept thinking about women on the prairie who used to do all that I did today, except they didn't have any modern conveniences. And most of it they did every single day. How did they do it??


Mother said...

They did it with the children outside entertaining themselves, I think! The children probably learned to do chores when they were little too. Their homes were probably half the size of our homes today.

You are a wonderful housekeeper and mother. I am proud of you!

Sharon said...

I don't know so much that the children were entertaining themselves and the other part of your comment...they learned to work at an early age and the homes were much smaller. Plus there weren't the distractions around like their are today.