If you know me, you know I’m not Martha Stewart Jr. In fact, I always describe my husband by saying, “He’s like Martha Stewart and Bob Vila rolled up into a male body!”; his knack for design, entertaining, decorating and fixing things is beyond impressive…and is a gene that was totally lost on me!
However, when I had the opportunity to get a free year of Martha Stewart Living magazine last year, I jumped on it to see what all the fuss was about.
One of the first pages you come to in the magazine is Martha’s calendar for the month. At first I was put off by it – who did she think she was gloating about how much she accomplished that month in front of me? Doesn’t she know how hard it is to work, raise kids, keep up a home, cook….oh wait, I guess she does.
When I got over my own self-pity, I realized Martha was on to something here. Instead of waiting for that one day to accomplish all you’ve been meaning to do over the year, why not pick a task a day to accomplish in the midst of your normal duties? I can admit I won’t be polishing brass or cutting pussy willows for a fresh table arrangement anytime soon, but her tips for crafts, cleaning and organization are surprisingly helpful and easy.