Thursday, September 23
I love old housekeeping books. They are fascinating tomes full of tidbits and wisdom from the past. I think of all the women before me that have read them as they planned how to manage their own homes in their own unique styles. However, there was one piece of advice that I read many, many times and have only recently begun to appreciate... set your breakfast table the night before.
It's a simple thing to do. But it is such a help with the morning rush. Just set out the table the night before with any nonperishable items... plates, bowls, cups, forks and spoons, coffee mugs, bananas, bread on a cutting board with a knife, honey, boxes of cereals, tea bags... whatever makes sense in your family.
Five minutes at nice... maybe five minutes in the morning to actually sit and drink your coffee... those women before knew what they were doing.