Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
If you are a woman, like me, you know how hard it is to have perfect hair and makeup, a clean house, clean kids, clean dogs and cats, clean aquariums and koi ponds, clean rabbit cages, vacuumed floors, folded laundry, cooked dinner, and any and all art projects completed.
Oh, you don't? I'm just insane, then.
I love every minute of the complete chaos that is my life. We recently put in a koi pond in the backyard to be able to accommodate my mother's koi (as she's suffered several heart attacks in the last month and couldn't deal with the upkeep anymore). I've upgraded my Oscar's tank (his name is Troy, he lives with a pleco dubbed Cam). I've not missed a single televised football game ('tis the season, after all... for football!). My little store on Etsy has done remarkably well this holiday season (especially since we are very new). I've even gotten my 2.5' tall Batman decorated with his Santa hat at a jaunty angle.
Most importantly, though, my floors are clean! I spent this afternoon situating the guest room for all the family that will be here in the next couple of weeks for the holidays. I've had 8 cappuccinos today alone.
Also, I made sure dinner was ready when the hubby got home. Working double shifts at UPS during the holidays isn't fun for anyone. But here's what he had for dinner:
That's right! I took time out to play around in my kitchen and do something I love... cook! Here is his crab and cream cheese sushi rolls with tofu miso soup. I think it should be pointed out that hand rolling sushi is no laughing matter.
So to all those domestic goddesses in your life, raise your eggnog (hopefully spiked with the good stuff) and remind her how awesome she is!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
But that's the only one I've done so far in my house. I'd like to paint my son's room black or dark blue and use glow-in-the-dark paint to do a bunch of planets and stars all over his room. I'm working on it.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
- Laundry. It's the only chore I really, really hate, so I like to put it off until everyone in my house in on their last pair of everything. By this I mean, "I am sorry you are out of socks, borrow a pair of your sister's. You still have clean pants, right?" Also, once I have finished folding the laundry, I am supposed to put it away. This can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months.
- Making coffee. If we've ever met, you know that I have a severe caffeine addiction, with coffee and Mountain Dew featuring in my diet most prominently. However, coffee takes so long to make and their are so many steps involved, I sometimes pretend to be asleep until someone else makes some.
- Sleeping. Sleeping is boring and I have way too many things to accomplish. I'd rather skip it altogether.
- Eating. I can't ever have what I want (I'm a diabetic) so food is a chore. I don't like eating. I do, however, love cooking.
- Finishing a project. I love to start a project (and get all those cool butterflies in my tummy from excitement), but I hate to finish them. That means I have to start all over. Also, while I could be working on an existing project, I could be starting 12 others! (Like finishing the paint in the guest bathroom I started about 18 months ago.)
- Making tea. We've graduated to using Lipton's Cold Brew tea bags, so it takes even less time to make it, but I hate doing it. If there is between 1/2 and 1 full 8 oz glass of tea in the fridge in the pitcher, I won't drink it because the rule in our house is: If you finish it, fix it.
- Making phone calls. I don't mean calling family and friends (although I prefer text messages), I mean like calling a doctor's office to schedule an appointment, calling the vet for any of our 400 animals, or ordering food (see #4). I hate talking on the phone to people. I'd rather let my skin/hair/teeth rot/fall out, wait until the absolute last minute or an emergency, or starve to death if they don't have online ordering.
- Leave the house. A prime example of this is tonight, when I ordered a single pack of printer paper online rather than drive the 5-10 minutes down the road to Staples or Wal-Mart. I will wait until Friday (grocery day... or later than that, if we have anything resembling food in our house) to pick up anything, rather than run out during the week.
- Get dressed/get ready to leave. Again, this is due to #8. I'll wait until we have seriously, like 5 minutes to walk out the door to put my makeup on, straighten my hair (decide I hate it down and pull it up) and put clothes on. I really prefer to live in my PJs.
That's just a quick list off the top of my head of the things I hate the most. I will eventually do all of them, but not unless I'm under duress.