I’ve had lots of company over the past couple of weeks, and yet this morning as I write, my guestrooms are happily full, a couple of grandkids are rolled up in quilts on the picture room floor, Rebecca’s on a couch, and I’m loving it. My two oldest sons, Steve and Mike, along with their wives came in yesterday. Golfing is in the plans today for the men–even Gentry and Nathaniel, who really won’t play, but who will ride in the golf carts. The girls and I are off to Lake Arrowhead where we will prowl the shops for after-Christmas bargains, then set ourselves down for lunch at one of the resorts there. It’s going to be a great day.
Throughout these holidays festivities, a bit more housework than usual has been necessary, and I was delighted to read this morning, that as I scrubbed bathrooms, and mopped the kitchen floor, and washed yet another coffee cup, I have been protecting myself from breast cancer.
Dr. Lesley Walker of Cancer Research reports:
Chores may be exercise enough
Women who exercise by doing the housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer, a study suggests. The research on more than 200,000 women from nine European countries found doing household chores was far more cancer protective than playing sport.
Dusting, mopping and vacuuming was also better than having a physical job.
Remainder of the article here.