Monday, July 28, 2008

Retro Housewife Challenge: Day 13

Since I know everyone is dying to know how my resolution to be domestic is coming (note: that's sarcasm, folks!) I thought I'd share a little about my progress.

For starters, it did get better after that first day. I think I've started to adopt a healthier attitude about my housewifely duties. I mean, sure, I don't love cleaning the toilets. But, I am still finding my mood about such things has improved. Especially since I get to see such a happy and relieved look on my husband's face when he comes home to a less disastrous domicile.

But, there are a good many things I still need to work on. The whole waking up before the rest of the household and making breakfast resolution lasted exactly one week. And then I quit. For now, I'm blaming it on First Trimester sickness/fatigue. I mean, anyone who has ever been pregnant knows there is nothing worse than touching/smelling/seeing eggs first thing in the morning. Not to mention, that this pregnancy's defining symptom has been an absolutely incapacitating exhaustion rivaled only by my bout with mono 5 years ago.

That does not make for easy mornings in the kitchen. Actually, it doesn't make for easy cleaning afternoons either. But, I am determined to prevail!

So, here's my list of things I have accomplished as a retro housewife:

Completely cleaning and reorganizing my bedroom and closet
Organizing and storing all non-summer season clothes
Cooking meals (almost) every week night
Keeping kitchen and family room clean and organized and chaos-free
Planned a homeschool calendar for all of 2008-2009
Washing my hair/getting dressed in real clothes every.single.day (people this really is an accomplishment so try not to judge me, 'kay?)


Here's my list of things I need to work on:

Healthy and nutritional breakfasts for my family
Keeping laundry caught up
Not wasting time during the day
Vacuuming in high heels ('cause I did say I was going to try)
Organizing the sewing/craft area and the dining room
Organizing the laundry room and purging unneeded clothes

I'm sure Thomas could come up with 100 other things I need to work on, but he won't and that is a big part of why I love him! So, there you have it. The Retro Housewife Challenge is alive and well and improving the quality of life in the Land of Lovings!


5 comments:

kellymac said...

I'm sure I'm not alone in saying you're ahead of most of us!

Re: your Twitter poll, I think I was mostly in maternity pants maybe 4 months in.

Crayl said...

You can only Vacuum in heels if you aren't very tall. I can't do that, hurts my back to stoop even a little.
Kai's hair is adorable!
I am impressed with your progress, it makes me feel like trying harder too.

Amy said...

What a great challenge you have presented yourself with. I completely under stand the whole sleeping thing. Jude is just like his dad, up at 6:30 am everyday, but not the daughter. Thank goodness she's just like me, Anna could sleep forever! As for the dinners, I think I've got that one mastered. I work 50 hours a week outside the home and plan out our meals to a T. Good Luck with this and I look forward to reading your outcomes!

Heather said...

I knew you could do it!!

Baby steps is all it takes.

(Not that I am claiming to be some Domestic Godess--clearly, I am not)

Rock on girlfriend!!

marigold said...

Can you do breakfast burritos for everyone? Make a dozen at once and you're done for the week (or more)? I know, they have eggs, but still...?