Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful today for clean kitchens.

My mood sometimes seems to be hinged on the state of my kitchen. Or perhaps my the cleanliness (or lack thereof) of my kitchen is a result of my mood...

Chicken or egg? Which came first, the clean kitchen or the cheerful Lindsey? Haha, very witty;)

But seriously, when my kitchen is cluttered I'm often easily irritated. When it's clean, I seem to have deeper patience wells.

Case in point- yesterday I did not do a good job in the kitchen. Result? Messy kitchen to greet me this morning. How does it get so messy in one day?!?

After a crazy morning with the kids and a not very productive afternoon, I managed to get the kitchen back to what it should be during the boys' snack time. The late afternoon and evening were much better than the morning and early afternoon.

Does my kitchen really have magical powers?

Sure, it might have something to do with the fact that it's easier to get around in the heart of our house when it's clean and that good work is a mood lifter. Both happy things.

But I like thinking that my kitchen is magic, too.

And I'm very thankful that my kitchen is clean today, that I'll wake up to a clean kitchen tomorrow morning (mostly because Bret did all the dinner dishes!:)), and that I can go to bed knowing I was a better mom by the end of the day than the one I started out being this morning.

What about you? Does your kitchen reflect your mood, too? Or perhaps your mood reflects your kitchen?

And what are you thankful for today?


Jordan (MamaBlogga) said...

I shined my sink this week and so far it's stayed clean (until tonight, I think. Have to empty the DW.).

I'm grateful for a two year old who, for the first time, did her evening cleanup completely without prompting. ("I get it out 'amowwow.")

Emnacnud said...

Yes my kitchen is magic too clean=happy and happy=clean