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  1. Cheryl G.

    Washing dishes! I always save them for the next day because I hate to deal with them after a long day.

  2. Kate

    Cleaning the bathroom sinks and counters! I just can’t seem to wrap my mind around how quickly they get dirty.

  3. Patrick

    I would have to say dusting is probably the hardest part of cleaning for me. Flat surfaces that I can wipe in a second are good, it is all of the knick kacks.

  4. I’ve been thinking about you all week – knowing your birthday was today! Happy birthday! I am just so, so thankful that we had the opportunity to work together – and grow together in the time since. Who knew what God would do in and for and through us – 11+ years ago! Have a blessed day – and year. :)

  5. Andrea

    For me it’s dusting. It doesn’t help that I am allergic to dust and tend to get a few hives when I dust. I try to get the kids to do it. The little ones seem to love permission to take everything off shelves or stand on the couch to reach picture frames.

  6. Deric

    Washing the carpets is what I have the hardest time with. Six children in the house means that washing the carpets every few months is a must and it also means that it is usually a couple day project.

  7. The task that i have the hardest time with is just get stuff back where it is supposed to go. I just let things go too far until we have just a path–lol!

  8. Cathy Hardekopf

    Would love to declutter my home….too much stuff in here! If I had a week without children…I am pretty sure that is what I would do!!

  9. Dusting gives me a sense of accomplishment – maybe because there is always a thick coat when I get to it
    :) Laundry, not so much. Love the inspiration thoughts on the plaque in your pic.

  10. Happy birthday, Lisa! Thanks for the chance to win this gem!

    I have a hard time with dinner. I don’t love cooking, but I do it out of necessity … It is hard to be creative and please everyone and cook for such a large crowd of 9. Especially at 4:30-5p, when I’m tired after a long day. Excuses, excuses, I know, but I’m just being honest! :-)

  11. Dana

    Cleaning in general is hard these days with 4 small children in the house. I feel as if things get dirty again as soon as I clean them!

  12. I really despise doing floors, but a good friend told me to do them on Fridays as part of my pennance, and that has really changed my attitude.

  13. Barbara Abbate

    I can’t keep up with all the paperwork – bills, newspapers, things the children bring home from school, etc .

  14. Kitchen floors! I always procrastinate, mostly because I have 4 little ones who will probably spill something 12 minutes after I finally scrub them (on my hands and knees, because that’s the only way I can get them to look really clean.) There are other tasks that are a lot more time-consuming, but for some reason I struggle with this one the most.

  15. brunetta

    would love to declutter my home…too much stuff in there. Dusting not a problem as such but cleaning up with the paperwork of kids, bills etc….

  16. Joyce Donahue

    Clutter – it’s real. I hate dusting, ad do it rarely, but it’s always an opportunity to get reacquainted with my stuff.. and to reconnect with why I am keeping it. The value of an object can be simply its beauty, but more often, it’s in the significance and memories they evoke.

  17. Hope you had a great birthday, Lisa! I love this post. Despite wanting to get the book since I first learned about the summer book club series (and the podcasts!), I haven’t gotten a copy yet, but I keep reading the posts and listening the podcasts. I even heard Leila on Catholic Answers Live talking about the book. Moving to a new home is teaching me to be much more deliberate and slow in our decorating process. I’m in no rush to fill the shelves or put up a bunch of art. I want whatever goes out to have meaning. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway–and a rosary blessed by Pope Francis at his inaugural Papal Mass?! Awesome!

    Hmmm…I’d say the household task I struggle with most is cleaning the bathrooms. It’s not so much that I don’t like it, but it’s tricky to find a time to actually do it with the little ones if Philip isn’t home. It always manages to be the task that brings me the most calm and peace afterward, though. Gotta love a sparkling bathroom!

  18. franciscanmom

    I embrace cooking with a passion, and I even enjoy laundry. But housecleaning…now that’s my downfall.

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