Thursday, January 21, 2010

Boring lame housewife nonsense...

You know how some times your to-do list becomes crowded with a bunch of piddly little things that are either annoying or time consuming and you find yourself writing them on your list every stinking day for a week?

Today seemed to be the day to get a whole pile of nuisance off of my list.

The biggest one was that I cleaned my closet and removed clothes that had gotten too big. This was actually kind of awesome to be honest with you. I've been exercising and eating better for about six weeks and have lost fifteen pounds. I still have about twenty-five to go to reach my goal, but being able to pull out some of my clothes that are now too big felt great. I also pulled out some things to wash and throw in the dryer to see if they shrink enough to be able to still wear them.

I returned library books. On time. Somewhat unprecedented. Am very proud.

Remembered to deposit some checks.

I went to Walgreen's and got my hamthrax shot. Now David is our only family member who has not been vaccinated against the pig plague.

I paid bills and filed them.

I went to Staples and exchanged the printer ink that I bought last week for the ink I actually needed.

I washed Lily's comforter covers and changed her sheets.

I have also made a crazy decision that I hope will help me get more done. Before I started homeschooling I was a housewife machine. The house was always clean, the laundry was done and I almost always had a plan for dinner. Now between the time I take for exercise and teaching the children, I feel like I am constantly playing housewife catch-up. I'm going to try getting up early to exercise. I'll be doing something I hate in order to do something I don't love so that I have more time for housework.

I have clearly lost my mind.


Julie said...

You have clearly bumped your head in the stunt car episode. My friend says the only way to get her house to stay in order is delegating. Otherwise there isn't enough time in the day for the fun stuff.

Pom Pom said...

Julie is funny - and smart! There are things around here that haven't been done for months and months. Weird. I used to clean OTHER people's houses every day and now I do very little cleaning. I might do it tomorrow.

Ginger said...

I think you get a lot done in your day. I've always said when I read your posts how much energy you have.
I still have Christmas storage boxes waiting to be taken to storage...between being sick and being out of town for 9 days, things didn't get done. Good thing no one stopped by.

Anonymous said...

I love days like this one. I get a deep sense of satisfaction. All those little things drag me down without even being aware of it. When they are done, I feel lighter.

And I am so glad to hear that you are taking such good care of yourself. Kudos!