Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Honey Do.

For those of you regular to my blog, I'm SURE you were on the edge of your seat wondering if I came through and quit my job like I said I was going to. Well, I almost chickened out, but my husband finally convinced me, and I did. My last day is next Friday.

So, I'm going to be a stay-at-home mom. But, the baby won't be here until August, so until then I will be a lady of leisure. I've never been a lady of liesure before. I've had a job since I was 15. Often two jobs.

Anyway, I'm feeling strange about the whole nothing to do thing. Even though I worked out of the house with my job I was out seeing customers 75% of the time. And working long hours. But between now and August we will be moving. AND I have to move out of my apartment, so that's two moves. So, I'll have packing to contend with. And Bryan will be finishing school (yipee!!) so I'll have to plan some sort of party thing. And family will be here for graduation. And he's got the first conditional ordainiation ceremony thingie that's a big deal which family will be here for. And we're going to have a garage sale, which will be mostly a PITA.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to doing all of the things I've put off for the last two years because maintaining two places was difficult. Especially when you are only at the bigger one two or three days a week. Before I was always an organizational, clean freak so to speak. I've been accued of being Martha. With the exception of the jail part. I've even put together a Honey Do list that I put on the fridge. Bryan has been adding to it, too.

1. Find a place for buttons that come with clothes that end up all over the house.
2. Fold the fitted sheets that Bryan was nice enough to wash but doesn't have a clue how to fold so he wads them in the linen closet.
3. Brush and floss the dog's teeth.
4. Clean garage
5. Clean and organize under the bathroom sink. Put misc. crap into plastic bins.
6. Clean out file cabinet.

If you can think of anything else I need to put on the list, please let me know.

Question: What household chore have you been putting off?


Elle said...

Oh, this is easy, ALL OF THEM!!!! I am a "newer" stay at home mom. Welcome to the club. It takes some adjusting. I think I got more done when I worked, if that makes any sense. It's hard to give that piece of yourself up, but worth it for the babe. Don't worry about list of chores, IT NEVER ENDS. I don't mean to scare you. Just relax, put your feet up, enjoy this transitional time. You will need your strength. It will all get done, or not.
Be happy. Have some chocolate cake. There seems to be a chocolate cake theme among bloggers, did ya notice?? Shoot, and I just started a diet!

happyandblue2 said...

I think I lost my last comment. Oh well. I hate dusting so I always put it off. Otherwise my house is perfectly clean except for the dust everywhere of course.
Congratulations on quitting your job.
I would add bankruptcy and welfare to your list but that's just me and my stupid experiences with job quitting.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you had quit or what! Congrats on starting a new direction (for lack of better word) in your life.

I have been putting off cleaning my oven.

Anonymous said...

sorry that was me that posted annonymously!


Adrienne said...

I'm with HappyandBlue. The whole dusting thing is a pain. It's all back the next day so why bother?

Oh and....I wad my fitted sheets too. Who the heck can fold those things? What A PITA!

angela marie said...

I learned how to fold fitted sheets by watching Martha Stewart. Nyah!

Everything else in my house sucks, though.