I'm still at my daughter Lauren's house, helping her and Robert get settled with baby Ivy. Ya'll, she is soooo precious! I could literally eat her. I'll post some pictures tomorrow, but as I write this, it is 2:30 am - I've been up with this little bundle awhile and am wondering how I could have forgotten how exhausting newborns are!
I'm reposting this Small Thing from sometime in 2012 because it's so easy....and because it's something I know I need to do in my home. I thank God for Small Things to accomplish each day - the little tasks that give me a sense of direction and movement when I get stuck in inertia, or overwhelm, or simply tiredness. Possibly even boredom.
Today's Small Thing is all about tops. I started noticing the tops of things the other day, when I happened to run my finger across the top of my coffee maker and realized I could draw a design in the dust. Ew. And I thought I'd just cleaned that. From there, my gaze went to the top of my stove vent hood. Oh mercy. Really, Rachel? Suddenly I noticed that the tops of every thing in my kitchen were dusty.
I am still afraid to look at the top of the fridge.
So I moved on to the next room, simply observing tops. Tops of picture frames. Tops of tables. Tops of lamps. Tops of books. Tops of electronics. Tops of vases. Tops of baseboards. Tops, tops, tops.
Tops. Basically, they are dust magnets!
Today's Small Thing is to fill in this blank: "Today, I cleaned the top of my _______________."
Now, if you are an indecisive person, you'll have to overcome your propensity to procrastinate and simply PICK ONE THING for your blank. What you can do is this: whip out a dust cloth, damp rag or feather duster and hit the high spots of a bunch of things as fast as you can. Then, find something odd or super high or perennially ignored for your blank fill-in. My refrigerator top comes immediately to mind....
What top will you tidy today? Fill in the blank in the comments today...let's see who's got the TOP top!!
POINTS: 40 for one top, 10 each for up to 3 more (70 max)
P.S. I'm praying for the people of Oklahoma in the wake of the awful tornadoes yesterday. Do you know of the best way to help them? I want to do something in the relief effort and would love to know your recommendation. I cannot imagine what they are going through.