Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What to do?

Folks who stay home all day, what do they do? I'm not talking mothers of small children, I know they're playing clean-up and catch-up all day. No, I'm talking about folks like me, who have their children in school full-time. Ones who are not volunteering their time for good causes.
I'm guessing they have pretty clean homes. If I was a good mother and wife, I would be vacuuming every day, mopping, dusting, etc. I guess I'm not, since I figure my once a week standard for most things should work, as it has worked for the past 6 years. My husband does not see dirt, as we confirmed last night when he "helped" me clean-up a mess I spilled up the floor. After he was done, I looked down and saw the food still on the floor. He literally did not see it all he swore it must have appeared there after he wiped up my mess. My son is the same way, so if they don't care, should I stress over it? I'll end up being cranky when they do drop crumbs on the floor or don't put their laundry away as soon as they come home.
We'll see how it goes. For now, I think catching up on some of my reading is an ideal use of my time. That and scheduling all those annoying maintenance appointments that I usually don't have time for (ie. carpet cleaning, car tune-up, dentist cleanings, haircut, etc). I've already got the appointment set for my truck recall.

1 comment:

Envoy-ette said...

Don't stress over those things that don't matter to your loved ones. Do find other women, like you who have some extra time now and meet for lunch once a week or breakfast coffee. It's cheaper then therapy, and very necessary. Once you catch up on your reading and find nothing to do, try gardening. It takes up a lot of time, but the rewards are worth it. (then there's the canning or dehydrating, & then building your own shelves to store them) Pretty soon, you won't have enough hours in the day.