Today I woke up and did not sit down until about 9:00 pm.
Before I was a homeschooling mom, I was just a regular housewife and as such, I did the bulk of my housework during the day while the children were at school. Now that I spend my days teaching the children I have to readjust the way I tend to my home.
Saturday seems to be becoming the day that the house gets cleaned.
I must tell you that I miss the days when I could clean the house without anyone in it. I'd make a cup of coffee, listen to the radio and clean. The best part was that the rooms would actually stay clean for a few hours until the kids got home from school. It's a bit of a losing battle these days.
Anyway, my point is that I cleaned and did laundry all day long. I even recleaned the basement and mopped the basement floor.
I don't know what got into me.
I think that the universe decided to reward me for being such a productive little haus frau. This afternoon both of my children were invited to a birthday party for three hours. Three. Hours.
Three hours used to be nothing, but now three hours is a sparkling gem of free time.
Believe it or not I did not go junking. I had other important work to do.
I went Christmas shopping.
I start Christmas shopping as early as possible because of a morbid fantasy I have. I worry that I will die before Christmas and all of the Christmas responsibilities will fall on David. I just picture Christmas Eve rolling around and he finally decides to start Christmas shopping for the girls. He'd think, "I have plenty of time! Christmas isn't until tomorrow!"
He has no idea the kind of pre-production that goes into Christmas. Gifts must be purchased and wrapped. Some must go into stockings, others should be for Hanukkah. Special foods must be purchased. It's a big deal.
Since I can't plan for everything, I like to at least have all the gifts squared away so that if I get hit by a bus or get swine flu, or heaven forbid, both, my babies will still know that Santa loves them.
Speaking of Christmas, I noticed a really weird thing tonight.
People are putting out their Christmas lights already. I can see how it happens. They took down their Halloween decorations and put up the Christmas ones at the same time.
But really, I have to put my foot down about this. It is too early. I can understand stringing them before it gets too cold, but turning them on just seems wrong.
How's that for a post? Cleaning, death and Christmas. What more do you need?