Wednesday, July 30, 2008


The first words out of his mouth last night were "The house looks really good" Lovely words :) Many women are married to men who don't appreciate their efforts, but mine knows 1) what its like to run the house 2) my cleaning house takes forever cause I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing 3) It's not natural for me and 4) he's a lucky sob to have me cleaning for him. He followed up his comment by scarfing the meatloaf I made for dinner :) Today, I'm grouchy and boated, but I feel fantastic cause nothing except my tummy hurts :) All the moving around I did yesterday limbered my muscles up.
must run. might write more later. I have beds to make and rooms to str8en.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Housewifing days 1 & 2

Day one was a piece of cake. Hubby went to work early, without waking me because I had been not doing real well. The pain had been so bad in my legs and back that I was getting nausiated and had only gone to bed a few hours before hubby had to leave for work. My alarm woke me. I did my yoga, then got dressed and went to take Hubby's gramma to the doctor. She's 87. Made me miss my granny something fearce. The doctor visit took most of the day because they were checking her senility level, her blood levels of everything, and her physical health. We visited and had a grand time, dispite the suroundings. After I dropped her off, I had time to get laundry, watch a show with my favorite cousin and my auntie, do some nessessity shopping, and get dinner ready before hubby got home.
Basic shopping included pasta for spegetti, filters for coffee, and cat litter, so the trip was a very quick one :)
We won't have to do any grocery shopping for a while because I did angelfood this month. They have a really good system where you get a discount because they buy in bulk. Each unit is 30.00 and will feed a person for a month. for those who like shopping clubs. They've been a lifesaver for us.

Day two started way early. I was still up with hubby got up for work. I put gas in his car and sent him off to work. I walked the dog, checked on the bunny, added food to her auto-feeder. Once inside, I started a load of dishes and went to bed, letting the swish swish put me to sleep. Pretty late in the afternoon, I woke up. I took the dog out, emptied the dishwasher, refilled it, and got my packages out of the bushes. They were my first prises from club live. Every time you play games you earn tickets (up to 1000 per day) - getting you closer to winning the prizes on your wish list. So, basically, I get real prizes from playing online games. Pretty much rocks. I wandered around the house, putting things away. I hung hubby's work clothes, tidied up the living room, then started tommorrow's dinner. We're having a crockpot thing :) I love the crockinabags! Cleaned the cat box and gave her fresh litter and an extra box in Bobby's room so she can choose to use the one in Billy's room or the one in Bobby's room. Waiting for dishwasher to finish now and its 11pm. The house looks as good as it gets now and all hubby has to do is vaccume and take out the trash. I can't vaccume because of my ears.
Now, I'm about to fix the bathroom wall so the cat can't crawl through the wall into my room to sleep with me.
Tommorrow, I attack the teens' rooms. Billy and Bobby left their rooms clean, but the cat has been in their rooms lol

Saturday, July 26, 2008


The wonderful seasoning I've been using to make lasanya edible (have I mentioned I HATE lasanya???) has garlic in it....Ding ding ding!! We have a winner! The seasoning was the cause of my mysterious migraine. It hit me suddenly at my aunt's house to check the ingredience. sooo DUH!! no more seasoning de ittaliano! The means, also, no more lasany. I hate the stuff!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

mass amounts of email

99 pages of emails to go!!
99 pages of spam!
toggel them all! click mass delete!!
98 pages of emails to go!

silly song, but it gets me through wading through sooooo much spam! I sooo need a filter! At 25 emails per page, I've deleted 40 pages of emails today and still have over 100 pages on one server left and 4 other servers to check.
Wish I had more real emails!! Hint hint!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hidden trigger

Good news: I'm married to a very understanding, supportive man who loves me unconditionally.
Bad news: When I have a migraine, I'm a total beech

I have no idea what triggered it, but the last couple of days have been rough. Every noise, every light....I'm hoping I'm premenstral because I've skipped 2 cycles and I get real uncomfortable when I do that. If not, I have no clue whatsoever...We're in a new place, everything is different, so change is not easy to detect as a trigger.

On a brighter note, my old computer, though slow as mole asses is up and running. We bought cords and a monitor at a yardsale for it for $3. The desk and chair were a bit more, but worth it. It's in front of our back window so I can watch the bunny and dog play. Bunny has a new feeder and waterjug and we rigged her cage to give her tons of running room. Hubby takes her branches and left over veggies most days. She's a tiny dutch/silky mix and has a cage designed for a very large dog. She's loving it! I also got Bobby some books. He wants to be a preacher, and asked for a preacher's library for his birthday. I have 11 books and a bookshelf. I'm waiting to put the shelf together until they get home from vacation. Bobby loves building things and I thought it would be cool to do that together. I really miss the boys. Billy and Bobby went with my biodad, their Gramps up north to visit my grandmother. She's a cat lover like Billy and he loves that.
I've been practicing flying ( Baby steps.
I cooked dinner 3 nights and cleaned the kitchen by myself. (so proud of myself) One night, the food was NASTY! but hubby still said it was good and ate it all. I have limited ways to cook, but that suits me cause I have limited knowledge in the kitchen lol Hubby on the other hand is an excellent cook. If I'm the cook, we'll be having lasagna a lot, even though I don't like it cause it comes in a box and is really easy to get right. Same with stir fry, but I will be adding my own flourishes to that.
Red lines!! red lines!! lol I cannot spell today. That's friends are used to it.
Hubby went on a second interview today with a company he's been wanting to work for for a while. ::crossing fingers and praying::
Must run. Much little housewife stuff to do before Hubby gets home. He's been really supportive lately....only redoes what I clean when he thinks I'm not looking LMAO

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The good and the bad

There are good things and bad things about living in the house you grew up in.
Good is...
Everything already has a place. You don't have to rearange a bunch to figure out where things belong because they had a place when you were a kid.

You never get lost. These are your stomping grounds. You could probably get around with your eyes shut (although I wouldn't suggest driving with em shut)

Familiarity. The noises are familier so you sleep well at night. Same goes for the space itsself. It's hard to sleep in a new place, but at home, you always get a good nights sleep.

Painting. You already know what colors everything is supposed to be. You may deviate some, but you know the bedrooms are supposed to be white and the kitchen yellow.

Odd spaces. Those really odd spaces where nothing fits in a new house drive me nuts! But at home, you know what goes in the nooks and crannies. knew I'd get to this one. The house has no smells that trigger you. You leave all the triggers at the old house or throw them away (which you should have done years ago, you just couldn't identify exactly what was causing them) You move one or two things at a time, so it's easy to ID what was triggering your brain to melt and explode.

The bad is...
work. The place needs work, work and more work and it needs money thrown at it. You'll spend months working on the house to get everything just so and trying to get new technology and new things that you never had in the house growing up to fit in amonst the things that have a place.

The spouse. Your spouse does not know where things belong. He will put them in the wrong places and complain that he can't find anything when you put things away in the correct places.

Furniture. You don't have the same funrniture that you grew up with and you can't buy it...noone sells it anymore. You are stuck aranging and rearanging to make the furniture feel and look right. The computer has no home. It is displaced to the dining room because growing up, there was 1 computer in the house and it was in what is now your youngest child's room..what was then your parent's home office. The second, third and fourth computers are still in boxes...they will take some time to find homes for. Your brain will scramble for months looking for a place to set them up, to no avail. You'll even start thinking...would having computers in the bedrooms be such a bad thing afterall?

Memories. The old place makes you really really miss your Dad. Then, again everything does. As you hang pictures, you cry everytime you find one with Dad or Grandpa in it. Maybe you should have left them in storage a bit longer, but the house isn't complete without a passel of pictures on the hall wall.

I'll write more as I run across them. I am enjoying it for the most part :)