This is Tuesday and......

@Barb42 (4217)
United States
September 16, 2008 3:56pm CST
I've actually been busy. I am sort of a procrastinator doing house work. But today, I got up and took all the covers and bed linen off our bed. I have already washed the sheets and mattress cover, dried them and put them back on our bed. It looks good enough to climb into (I only got a few hours sleep last night!). I have already washed my cotton blanket that we use all summer. It is now in the dryer. Takes for ever for it to dry since it's heavy and sort of a waffle weave, but it is so nice and comfortable sleeping under. I also decided I'd get an early start on dinner. My husband forgets to call before he gets off and I never know when it will be. So, this morning, I put on some peas to cook. I also have meat cooking, as well. I will have cabbage with that and I haven't decided what else to add to the menu. But, between now and dinner time, I'll come up with something. Now, I'm here on mylot, computing and enjoying sitting here, relaxing, and watching Fox News. What have you been doing on this nice Tuesday? Are you cleaning house, working, or just computing? Or, do you do your housecleaning over the weekend, or perhaps on Monday? I do it whenever the notion hits me! And, just as I started to hit the button to send this discussion, my husband calls and wants to know if I've started dinner. Well, yes, I thought I'd get it done early today. He's sick, feels like he's taking the flu, and he can't think of anything he wants to eat but a cheese pizza. Well, there goes my food into the refrigerator for another day. I guess we'll have a cheese pizza instead that he's coming by and ordering at a local pizza place.
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@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Oh no, after getting dinner started and everything, he's sick. Why do things like that always happen? Good job on getting stuff done today. In fact, I need to get myself off of myLot and to my housework and business stuff (especially since that means money). I just have no motivation to do anything that I am suppose to do. Although, I did start the laundry and do dishes and some other housework. I hope your husband doesn't get too sick. Have a great day!
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Thanks, Suki. He is very sick. He took a TheraFlu and is laying in his recliner asleep and mumbling. That means sick for him! He said he should have told them at work he wouldn't be there. I didn't think he needed to go today.If he had been working in an inside office,he wouldn't have gone, I am sure. He said all he wanted to do today was lay down and sleep.
@Ithink (10673)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Everyday for me starts out busy and stays busy until about 10 at night if Im lucky. I wake up at 6 and start the day having a cup of tea while getting 2 of the kids up for school. I start laundry and The last kid that goes to school leaves at about 7:35 by then one of the grandbabies is up and at it. Feed her I clean up and around 9 the other grandbaby that we have guardianship of wakes up and I then she eats. I normally make them eggs, pancakes or something along those lines. Then while they play and make a mess it is time to do breakfast dishes, do more clothes, fold clothes, while doing this I come here and do some things on the net off and on. Like e-mail, mylot, surveys, ect., There is still constant picking up of toys and such too. I seem to run back and forth alot.. lol In the end of the day it does all get done believe it or not.. well most of it.. lol
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I really understand what you are going through! At one time, my daughter and her two older children were living with us. Her husband had left her for another woman, so she had to move in and she stayed until she remarried. I took care of her two babies all day while she worked. I enjoyed that although I had to feed them all day, keeping them clean, washing, etc. But I truly enjoyed playing with them outside and inside. I didn't have a child home, though,to have to get off to school, so it wasn't quite as much work as you are going through. I don't think I could do it now that I am much older. It's nice to be home by myself and do whatever I want whenever I want.
@Ithink (10673)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Ohh I do miss that, seems long ago (really it has been about 21 months) that I would send all kids off to school and enjoy the day doing things I wanted to do, be it clean house, play on the puter, read a book, whatever and now I have a few years to go, to do that again.
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Wow! You sound like me! I do what I can when I feel like it. I like that "lived in" look about my home. Who wants to live in a museum or one of those 'showcase' homes, anyway? Changing the bed at our house is a major event so I always enlist the help of my husband. It's a king-sized bed and I have fibromyalgia, lupus and arthritis, not to mention torn ligaments in both of my knees! There's no way I'll tackle that bed without his help. Planning dinner is another thing. It always seems that when I start it early, inevitably that's when hubby want's some kind of carry out or delivery food. It's also one of the reasons I've stopped trying to plan anything! If I feel like cooking, I will and I'll cook any time of the day. Then I put it in the fridge or freezer for whenever he or I want to eat it. It IS Wednesday now, not Tuesday, so I'll tell you how my Wednesday is going. So far, I'd done a tiny bit of cleaning, mostly in the kitchen. I like a clean kitchen! I've done a bit of hand-laundry and I've fed my animals (not including my husband), keeping an eye on the temperature outside. It's now 51 degrees. Brrrrrrrrrr! Not warm enough to venture outside and do some weeding. So, here I am with my friends in myLot. I'll probably be dealing with hubby most of the day today because he's scheduled for surgery tomorrow and it's his first-ever surgery. He's scared, naturally. It's turning me into a fruitcake because he's been bugging me every few minutes with questions or comments, rambling on about nothing really. It's his nerves making him behave this way. He has severe hemorrhoids and is having them removed tomorrow, so he's not only worrying about the surgery itself but what he'll feel like right AFTER the surgery! I know for a fact that he's going to hurt... and hurt bad. I've known someone who went through this surgery. I know that I'll want to pull my hair out by this weekend because my husband is NO GOOD at handling pain! I'll probably be a blathering idiot by then. Wish me luck! LOL (I'm not worrying about him... he's in the hands of a very capable surgeon.)
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Oh, mentalward, I feel for you. My husband had gall bladder surgery 3 years ago next month and it was the first time ever to be in a hospital for him. He was there for 10 days because he had a bad infection and had to wait until it was over in order to have surgery. But he was very good after the surgery. He doesn't complain too much unless he's really bad. But I've heard the surgery your husband is having is a bad surgery for anyone and is painful, so I feel for him and you. Maybe he'll surprise you and not complain. It is getting cooler here at night, too. I was out yesterday afternoon about five thirty when my husband came home and it was already cool, about 69 degrees and windy. I think nights are going to be nice from here on around here. It's been warming to up around 80 here during the day.
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
24 Sep 08
Hi Barb. Thanks for the BR! I wanted to give you an update. It's a week since I posted my response here. Hubby had his surgery on Thursday. He's been a whiny little baby ever since! Man! The surgeon said he also had a very deep fissure along with the hemorrhoids so that was the cause of his severe pain. I understand his pain, but geesh! He keeps asking me, "Is this normal?" I keep telling him, "Call the doctor if you're worried." He won't call the doctor. I guess he doesn't want to whine to anyone but me. Aren't I lucky? LOL He's getting better every day, though. He actually did a little 'dance' last night when a commercial came on TV with music in it. He brought his computer into the bedroom yesterday and actually did a little work! He's getting temporary disability but I guess he's feeling better because he's getting bored. That's always a good sign! I hope he NEVER has to go through surgery again! I know for a fact that I'd lose my mind.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
19 Sep 08
So, Since you are a procrastinator, Is this your spring cleaning?
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
19 Sep 08
No, I'm not that bad. I just happen to put things off until I really want to do it. Today, I just helped my husband cut the grass. He bushhogged on the tractor while I cut the front yard. Still lots of grass to go. I procrastinate on the house work and go out and cut grass. Not too bad, am I?
• India
17 Sep 08
Your discussion pertains to to much house hold chores and still time to be at my lot for posting discussions. What a passion for my lot. It is really addicting once you have started. Virtually the house holding is the portfolio of my wife and however I random help here whenever required and I am at home. My wife keeps her so busy in the home in one or the other affairs and see she is short of time all the time and no rest. I think you have managed your affairs in such a manner that you are free for some time to surf and at my lot. I really appreciate your home management.Please comment and have a nice day.
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I do most of the house work, cooking, and washing. But my husband does all the vacuuming. That really bothers my back and he's so good at it. I'm thankful for that. We share lots of duties,since I also help him keep the grass cut. I think the duties should be shared in a marriage where it is feasible. Now, I wouldn't expect my husband to do certain things or leave him with housework to do when he's working every day. But he even washes dishes on occasion to help me. I appreciate that very much.
16 Sep 08
Well, I finished work at 4pm today, the earliest time that I could with our work's flexi-time system. I was feeling so tired and the work was pretty monotonous today, just had to go home at the earliest opportunity. Made my evening meal, mostly salad, which became all salad, as the veg I had put under the grill, I forgot about and consequently it burnt! Had intended not to do too much on the internet, but once on myLot that went out the window! Usually like to check my current account and credit card once on line - there seems to be so much fraud about these days, it's reassuring to see that the balances and transactions are what they should be! Maybe I will have to start a discussion entitled, "This is Wednesday and......" as that was the day I was born on. Of course workwise, it's halfway through the week, which feels good! Well, will make this my last response on myLot. Want to find out a bit more about the implications of the current financial problems rocking the whole world, so may research that for a bit... clean my teeth and go to bed!!!
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Dreamhealer, your salad sounds better than the pizza we had. I just put up my peas and meat for tomorrow night if he's able to eat it. Checking the financial problems of America is enough to make anyone sick. I listen to Fox News most of the day, so I've heard most of it today. If you are a worrier, it will definitely get you stressed out.
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Sounds like a job I love to do. I don't really mind the cleaning and all because It makes me feel good knowing that i am doing it for myself and the family. My tuesday, working in the office and then coming home to crying kids and upset son who complained that my daughter's therapy session is taking too much of our time and he cannot finish his homework. that's all. Nothing exciting but I wish I can be home to take care of more so my kids will not be unhappy like today.