Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Slow Day: Reality Version


Some days are just downright hard and messy. This was one of the hardest days we've had in a while and I'll be honest, not every Slow Day is picturesque and lovely! Rooms get messy, laundry piles up, trash needs cleaned out and there are piles {those are my fault!} to take care of.

On these hard days, perhaps it is best to focus on things we did right! We started with time in the Word together {love that all three can read now when we read aloud!}, we blessed our home and hearts by taking care of the messes and piles, we finished with chocolate cake and we ended the day in a better place than where we started.

Chocolate Cake in a Mug: lightened up from this PW recipe!

3 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp sucanat
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. skim milk
1 1/2 Tbsp. applesauce
1 Tbsp. softened butter
little splash of vanilla
1 Tbsp. choc chips
whipped cream and sprinkles

Rachel also helped me make homemade deodorant refills!


Shelby said...

Love the pictures Monica:)

Mrs. Chrissy T said...


I understand so much. This is such a funny post because today I was going to wear my "shirt of yours" and it was dirty, it seems each room has a pile of something, and there is never enough time to do all the cleaning and live slowly all at the same time. I decided to let go of the floors and piles and took my kids on a walk.

Elise said...

Oh Monica, you have no idea how good this made me feel!!! That is my home all too often, and with our laundry room off the carport, there isn't a good place for dirty clothes, so they pile up in the kitchen or hallway. The piles...oh, there are piles everywhere!!! It's overwhelming at times. Or all the time. Hmmm...

*carrie* said...

I recall which day this was. Glad you were still able to find glimpses of grace and to end the day with some chocolate. Love!