Just got home from work, husband isn't here, so much to do, but don't wanna!

United States
May 26, 2010 4:42pm CST
I just got home from work. My husband isn't here, and I really, really need time to myself. But there's so much I need to do! I need to do the dishes, and I need to clean the kitchen. I need to take out the trash. I need to clean the living room, the bedroom, the bathroom, I need to dust, and I need to vacume this nasty floor. I need to give my oldest dog a bath, so that he can come out of his crate. I need to check the mail, and I need to do laundry. But, I also work full time, and some nights I don't even get home until 9. I have been putting these things off since Monday. BUT I AM FINALLY ALONE! What should I do? I know these things are going to take up most of my night. And I really want to do is just sit here, and relax. HELP.
5 responses
@takie23 (142)
28 May 10
I guess you need to manage your time a bit so the tasks wouldn't be piled up until there seems to be so many things to get done. What I usually do in that kind of situation is to face all the tasks quickly, and I mean QUICK with full speed I could manage. The earlier I finish all the tasks, the more time I have for myself to relax and do whatever I want to do. :) Good luck.
@Rysonia (310)
• United States
27 May 10
Take a half hour to sit down and relax and enjoy some quiet time. Then spend at least an hour doing the chores you know have got to be done. Try to balance out the need for time alone with the need to accomplish the daily chores that have to be accomplished. Life is rarely an either or situation, try to look for the compromise or the balance when you find yourself in these situations.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
27 May 10
Things like that happened to me many times before. I hate arriving at home and there are tons of things to be done and I dont want to do it but I dont have a choice. There were times that my husband would not come home early even if he can so I told him if he has time then he has to help cause I dont like coming home in a messy house. He did understand it anyway, and he helps me with the chores now.
@Absinto (2398)
• Portugal
26 May 10
I think you should manage your time. On a day off you should clean everything that you say needs to be done. When you get home from work all you have to do is straighten it up. Everything always works out if you manage your time :)
• Philippines
26 May 10
Take the time and relax. I'm sure those dishes and trash won't go away but your health will if you don't relax. :)